Research groups

Cooperation and Evolutionary Ecology Research Group

Head of the research group:

Members of the research group:

Barabás, György

research fellow

Boza, Gergely, PhD

research fellow

Garay, József, DSc

Senior Research Fellow

Král, Adrienn

assistant research fellow

Krishnankutty, Nandakishor

assistant research fellow

Máté, Jakab

assistant research fellow

Oborny, Beáta, PhD

senior research fellow senior research fellow

Szabó, György, DSc

Scientific Advisor

Szilágyiné Móréh, Ágnes

assistant research fellow

Zachar, István, PhD

senior research fellow

Main profile:

– We study animal and human cooperation and altruism, both from theoretical and experimental aspects.
– We study how the differences in financial status and the age of the cooperators, social structure and cultural differences affect the level of cooperation.
– We study the key processes responsible for the organisation of human societies, and investment behaviours that catalyse the spread and dominance of different economical systems.
– We investigate the kin and group selection explanation of altruism and cooperation from a population-genetical point of view. We study the evolutionary roots of morality, and the connection between cooperation, self-concept and corruption experimentally.
We conduct theoretical research to understand the organisation and stability of microbial communities.