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Korsós Zoltán


Korsós Zoltán

habilitated (Habil), Ph.D.,
Department of Zoology
Position: University associate professor
Institute for Biology
(1) 478 4100 / 8766
Rottenbiller street 50, Ground floor 21.


I am Dr. Zoltán Korsós, associate professor at the Department of Ecology. At the department, I teach Basics of Ecology, Research Design and Ecological Analysis Methods subjects for BSc students, and I organize Field Practice IV. In addition, I participate as an instructor in some chapters of the Zootaxonomy subject. I teach Ecology and Nature Conservation for MSc students, and I also teach Exotic Zoology. My area of research and interest is the conservation ecology of herpetology (amphibians and reptiles), as well as the taxonomic, systematic and zoogeographic study of Diplopoda, with special emphasis on the fauna of East Asia.

Main research areas

  • ecology and conservation of domestic amphibians and reptiles
  • taxonomy of domestic Diplopoda
  • taxonomy and zoogeography of East Asian (Korea, Japan, Taiwan) bipeds

Topic management (current)

MSc students: 2

BSc students: 2

TDK theses: 2

Optional thesis topics

there is no independent topic, co-topic guidance based on individual inquiry


2020-Present associate professor, University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Ecology

2013–2019 Director General, Hungarian Museum of Natural History

2009–2012 invited researcher, visiting professor (University of the Ryukyus, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, Okinawa, Japan)

2005 habilitation, titular associate professor, Szent István University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

1998-2001 Széchenyi Professorial Scholarship, University of Veterinary Medicine

1997-2020 seconded Department of Zootaxonomy, University of Veterinary Medicine, deputy head of department, then head of department

1996 MTA candidate of biological sciences

1984 Eötvös Loránd University, zoology and animal geography, university doctor

1982-2020 Hungarian Museum of Natural Sciences, museologist

1977-1982 Eötvös Loránd University, certified biologist

Publication list (Top10) MTMT | Google Scholar | ORCHID

Újvári, B. & Korsós, Z. (2000): Use of radiotelemetry on snakes: a review. – Acta zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(2): 115-146.

Báldi, A., Csorba, G. & Korsós, Z. (2001): Setting priorities for the conservation of terrestrial vertebrates in Hungary. – Biodiversity and Conservation 10: 1283-1296.

Korsós, Z. (2001): Another Himalayan group of julid millipedes: Towards the clarification of the genus Anaulaciulus Pocock, 1895 (Diplopoda: Julida). – Senckenbergiana biol. 81(1/2): 61-86.

Korsós, Z., Enghoff, H. & Chang, H.-W. (2008): A most unusual animal distribution pattern: A new siphonocryptid millipede from Taiwan (Diplopoda, Siphonocryptida). – Acta zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54(2): 151-157.

Korsós, Z., Geoffroy, J.-J. & Mauriès, J.-P. (2009): The fifth element: Reconnection of the disjunct distribution of the members of Siphonocryptida (Diplopoda) with the description of a new species from Nepal . – Journal of Natural History 43(7-8): 435-445.

Korsós, Z. & Johns, P. M. (2009): Introduction to the taxonomy of Iulomorphidae of New Zealand, with description of two new species of Eumastigonus Chamberlin, 1920 (Diplopoda: Spirostreptida: Epinannolenidea). – Zootaxa 2065: 1-24.

Nagy, Z. T., Bellaagh, M., Wink, M., Paunović, A. & Korsós, Z. (2010): Phylogeography of the Caspian whipsnake in Europe with emphasis on the westernmost populations. – Amphibia–Reptilia 31(4): 455-461.

Korsós, Z., Nakamura, Y. & Tanabe, T. (2011): Two new millipede species of the genus Riukiaria (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae) endemic to the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. – Zootaxa 2877: 55-68.

Nguyen, A. D. & Korsós, Z. (2011): A revision of the millipede genus Riukiupeltis Verhoeff, 1939 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), with comments on the status of related species. – ZooKeys 156: 25-40.

Korsós, Z. & Lazányi, E. (2020): Present status of the millipede fauna of Hungary, with a review of three species of Brachyiulus Berlése, 1884 (Diplopoda). – Opuscula Zoologica, Budapest, 51(Supplement 2): 87–103.