Aniko KuraliI received my biologist-ecologist degree from the University of Debrecen in 2011 and I joined the Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Research Group as a PhD student in 2012. My research focuses on plasticity in anti-predator behavior and chemical defense of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles and I also study the quantitative genetic background of this phenomenon. I conduct laboratory experiments including behavioural observations and we analyze the toxins (bufadienolide compounds) collected from the tadpoles raised in different environments. I am also engaged in nature conservation. Over the past years, I participated as a volunteer or trainee in several projects by various NGOs in Hungary and abroad (England, Czech Republic, Honduras). Bats have been always in the focus of my interest and part of my research activity is devoted to bats.


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Kurali A., Pásztor K., Hettyey A., Tóth Z. 2016. Toxin depletion has no effect on antipredator responses in common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119: 1000-1010.

Bókony V., Móricz Á.M., Tóth Zs., Gál Z., Kurali A., Mikó Zs., Pásztor K., Szederkényi M., Tóth Z., Ujszegi J., Üveges B.,  Krüzselyi D., Capon R.J., Hoi H., Hettyey A. 2016. Variation in chemical defense among natural populations of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles: the role of environmental factors. Journal of Chemical Ecology 42: 329-338.

Van der Meij T., Van Strien A.J., Haysom K.A., Dekker J., Russ J., Biala K., Bihari Z., Jansen E., Langton S., Kurali A., Limpens H., Meschede A., Petersons G., Presetnik P., Prüger J., Reiter G., Rodrigues L., Schorcht W., Uhrin M., Vintulisi V. 2015. Return of the bats? A prototype indicator of trends in European bat populations in underground hibernacula. Mammalian Biology 80: 170-177.

Jones K.E., Russ J.A., Bashta A.-T., Bihari Z., Catto C., Csősz I., Gorbachev A., Győrfi P., Hughes A., Ivashkiv I., Koryagina N., Kurali A., Langton S., Maltby A., Margiean G., Pandourski I., Parsons S., Prokofev I., Szodoray-Parádi A., Szodoray-Parádi F., Tilova E., Walters C., Weatherill A., Zavarzin, O. 2013. Indicator bats program: a system for the global acoustic monitoring of bats. In: Collen B., Pettorelli N., Durant S.M., Krueger L., Baillie J. (eds.) Biodiversity monitoring and conservation: bridging the gaps between global commitment and local action. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 213-247.