International Journals (Nemzetközi folyóiratok)

[16] Dénes Száz, Péter Takács, Ádám Egri, Gábor Horváth (2023) Blood-seeking horseflies prefer vessel-imitating temperature gradients on host-mimicking targets: experimental corroboration of a new explanation of the visual unattractiveness of zebras to tabanids. International Journal for Parasitology 53 (1): 1-11 + cover picture + electronic supplement (doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2022.10.001, open access)



[15] Péter Takács, Judit Slíz-Balogh, Dénes Száz, Gábor Horváth (2022) East-facing Helianthus annuus has maximal number and mass of kernel-filled seeds: seed traits versus head orientation. Plant-Environment Interactions 3 (3): 130-139 + cover picture (11 pages, doi: 10.1002/pei3.10083) + electronic supplement (



[13] Mark Stromp, Alexandra Farkas, Balázs Kretzer, Dénes Száz, András Barta, Gábor Horváth (2018) How realistic are painted lightnings? Quantitative comparison of the morphology of painted and real lightings: a psychophysical approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 474 (2214): 20170859 (doi: 10.1098/rspa.2017.0859) (16 pages)




[12] Péter Takács, András Barta, David Pye, Gábor Horváth (2017) Polarization optics of the Brewster’s dark patch visible on water surfaces versus solar height and sky conditions: theory, computer modelling, photography and painting. Applied Optics 56 (30): 8353-8361 (doi: 10.1364/AO.56.008353)






[11] András Barta, Gábor Horváth, Ákos Horváth, Ádám Egri, Miklós Blahó, Pál Barta, Karl Bumke, Andreas Macke (2015) Testing a polarimetric cloud imager aboard research vessel polarstern: comparison of color-based and polarimetric cloud detection algorithms. Applied Optics 54 (5): 1065-1077 + cover picture




[10] András Barta, Alexandra Farkas, Dénes Száz, Ádám Egri, Pál Barta, József Kovács, Balázs Csák, István Jankovics, Gyula Szabó, Gábor Horváth (2014) Polarization transition between sunlit and moonlit skies with possible implications for animal orientation and Viking navigation: anomalous celestial twilight polarization at partial moon. Applied Optics 53 (23): 5193-5204 + cover picture + 9 supplementary video clips (doi: 10.1364/AO.53.005193)




[9] Horváth, G.; Móra, A.; Bernáth, B.; Kriska, G. (2011) Polarotaxis in non-biting midges: female chironomids are attracted to horizontally polarized light. Physiology and Behavior 104: 1010-1015 + cover picture



[8] Egri, Á.; Horváth, Á.; Kriska, G.; Horváth, G. (2010) Optics of sunlit water drops on leaves: Conditions under which sunburn is possible. New Phytologist 185: 979-987 + cover picture



[7] Malik, P.; Hegedüs, R.; Kriska, G.; Horváth, G. (2008) Imaging polarimetry of glass buildings: Why do vertical glass surfaces attract polarotactic insects? Applied Optics 47: 4361-4374 + cover picture



[6] Kriska, G.; Bernáth, B.; Horváth, G. (2007) Positive polarotaxis in a mayfly that never leaves the water surface: polarotactic water detection in Palingenia longicauda (Ephemeroptera). Naturwissenschaften 94: 148-154 + cover picture



[5] Kriska, G.; Malik, P.; Csabai, Z.; Horváth, G. (2006) Why do highly polarizing black burnt-up stubble-fields not attract aquatic insects? An exception proving the rule. Vision Research 46: 4382-4386 + cover picture



[4] Clarkson, E.; Levi-Setti, R.; Horváth, G. (2006) The eyes of trilobites: The oldest preserved visual system. Arthropod Structure and Development 35: 247-259 + cover picture (International Palaeontological Best Paper Award, Spanish Palaeontological Society) (In: Origin and Evolution of Arthropod Visual Systems, Part I, eds.: R. R. Melzer, S. Harzsch)



[3] Horváth, G.; Gál, J.; Labhart, T.; Wehner, R. (2002) Does reflection polarization by plants influence colour perception in insects? Polarimetric measurements applied to a polarization-sensitive model retina of Papilio butterflies. Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 3281-3298 + cover picture



[2] Schwind, R.; Horváth, G. (1993) Reflection-polarization pattern at water surfaces and correction of a common representation of the polarization pattern of the sky. Naturwissenschaften 80: 82-83 + cover picture



[1] Horváth, G.; Clarkson, E. N. K. (1993) Computational reconstruction of the probable change of form of the corneal lens and maturation of optics in the post-ecdysial development of the schizochroal eye of the Devonian trilobite Phacops rana milleri Stewart 1927. Journal of Theoretical Biology 160: 343-373 + cover picture