DRI Department of Animal Ecology
saly.peter [at] okologia.mta.hu
Brief description of the main scopes:
1) Field of research:
- Spatial and temporal diversity patterns of fish assemblages: Using binary (presence--absence) and abundance data, we study fish--environment relationships at scales with small ( (100-1 m) and large (102-3 m)resolution. We are especially interested in identification of the most important environmental factors that affect distribution of fishes.
- Aquatic Conservation:
Knowing the most important environmental factors that influence fishes allow us 1) to make recommendations for conservation and restoration of riverine habitats, and eco-friendly interventions; 2) to assess ecological status of surface waters in accordance of the EU Water Framework Directive.
2) Activity profile:
- Field sampling of fishes:
We usually use electrofishing gears from boat or by wading, and sometimes different kinds of nets to sample fish assemblages.
- Ecological data processing:
Field data are studied and summarized by general statistical methods, multivariate techniques such as ordinations and cluster analyses, and machine learning methods.
Main profile in keywords:
fish ecology, statistical data analysis,R software
Sály P (2019): Fishes of the Drava River In: Lóczy D: The Drava River. Environmental Problems and Solutions. Springer: Cham, Switzerland (ISBN: 978-3-319-92815-9) pp. 281-297.
Erős T, Takács P, Specziár A, Schmera D, Sály P. (2017): Effect of landscape context on fish metacommunity structuring in stream networks. Freshwater Biology 62: pp. 215-228.
Sály P., Erős T (2016): Effect of field sampling design on variation partitioning in a dendritic stream network Ecological Complexity 28: pp. 187-199