József GARAY, PhD

IE Department of Evolutionary Applications
garay.jozsef [at] ecolres.hu
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Evolutionary roots of morality: We proved that if the individuals’ survival rates depend on their group size, then the envy is not an ESS. Based on grandmother hypothesis, we pointed out that the 5th Commandment is also an evolutionary successful rule.
Deterministic problems in biomathematics: Population genetics with evolutionary matrix games, Lotka-Volterra models, population models in ecology, evolutionary game theory and game dynamics, game conflicts in ecology: optimal foraging, habitat selection, herd formation, evolution of cooperation, survival games,
Random models in evolution theory: evolution of envy and charity, fixation in evolution (origin of monogamy), matrix game under time constrains
Mathematical systems theory applied to population biology: monitoring and equilibrium control of population systems, effect of harvesting on the genetics of populations.
Applied Entomology: Leslie model and cannibalism
Biometrics: boundary detection of plant patches (change point analysis).

Main profile in keywords: 
theoretical ecology, evolutionary game theory, population
Selected publications:


Garay, J., Barnabás M. Garay, Zoltán Varga, Villő Csiszár, Tamás F. Móri (2019): To save or not to save your familymember’s life? Evolutionary stability of self-sacrificing life history strategy inmonogamous sexual populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2019) 19:147


Garay J., Számadó Sz., Varga Z., Szathmáry E. (2018): Caring for parents: an evolutionary rationale BMC Biology, 16:53
Garay József, Varga Zoltán, Móri Tamás F., Inmaculada López, Manuel Gámez, Juan R. Gallego & Tomás Cabello (2018): Opportunistic random searcher versus intentional search image user. Scientific Reports


Garay József, Varga Zoltán, Gámez, Manuel, Cabello, Tomas (2016): Sib cannibalism can be adaptive for kin. Ecological Modelling 334: 51–59


Garay, J., Ross Cressman, Fei Xu, Zoltan Varga, Tomás Cabello (2015): Optimal Forager against Ideal Free Distributed Prey American Naturalist 186(1): 111–122