Department of Biological PhysicsInstitute of Physics
MTA-ELTE Theoretical Biology and
Evolutionary Ecology Research Group
Eötvös University
North Building, Room 3.79
Pázmány Péter sétány 1A, 1117 Budapest, Hungary

Phone: +36 1 372 2786
Email: geza (dot) meszena (at) elte (dot) hu

I am a theoretical/bio/physicist, working on theoretical ecology and evolution. Competition theory, adaptive dynamics, adaptive speciation are the buzzwords. CV

Mivel foglalkozom? Népszerű összefoglaló: Ökológia és evolúció fizikus szemmel (in Hungarian).

International Initiative for Theoretical Ecology: A think tank to promote our understanding of nature

Recent publications

  • G. Meszéna & U. Dieckmann: Three-phase transitions to reproductive isolation: The roles of utilization mismatch and residual selection (submitted) bioRxiv 595082
  • L. Pásztor, G. Barabás & G. Meszéna: Competitive exclusion and evolution: convergence almost never produces ecologically equivalent species. American Naturalist (in press)
  • A. G. Rossberg,  G. Barabás, H. P. Possingham, M. Pascual, P. A. Marquet, C. Hui, M. R. Evans & G. Meszéna: Let’s train more theoretical ecologists – here is why. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 34(9): 759-762 (2019)
Theory-based Ecology
A Darwinian approach
by Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát,
Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán,
& Géza Meszéna
Oxford University Press, 2016

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Oxford page
Amazon page
Bubikönyv (Hungarian distributor)

Aiming towards a unified ecology
(Book review by Robert D. Holt
& James H. Peniston in Ecology)