Balint Uveges
I graduated in 2008 as an ecologist at the Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology of the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Until 2011 I was a PhD student at the same department, and since 2012 I am working as an assistant research fellow at the Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Research Group. My main research interests lie in phenotypic plasticity of chemical defences and biology of venomous snakes. We study how environmental factors such as predator cues or competition affect the toxin composition of common toads (Bufo bufo) in the lab and under semi-natural conditions. As a side project I participate in a conservation biology project focusing on the Greek meadow viper (Vipera ursinii graeca) in Albania and Greece.


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Bókony V., Üveges B., Móricz Á.M., Hettyey A. 2017. Competition induces increased toxin production in toad larvae without allelopathic effects on heterospecific tadpoles. Functional Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12994.

Üveges B., Fera G., Móricz Á.M., Krüzselyi D., Bókony V., Hettyey A. 2017. Age- and environment-dependent changes in chemical defences of larval and post-metamorphic toads. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 137.

Üveges B., Mahr K., Szederkényi M., Bókony V., Hoi H., Hettyey A. 2016. Experimental evidence for beneficial effects of projected climate change on hibernating amphibians. Scientific Reports 6: 26754.

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.

Mizsei, E., Üveges B., Vági B., Szabolcs M., Lengyel Sz., Pfliegler W.P., Nagy Z.T., Tóth J.P. 2016. Species distribution modelling leads to the discovery of new populations of one of the least known European snakes, Vipera ursinii graeca  in Albania. Amphibia-Reptilia 37: 55-68.

Üveges B., Halpern B., Péchy T., Posta J., Komlósi I. 2012. Characteristics and heritability analysis of the head scales of the Hungarian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis, Méhely 1893). Amphibia-Reptilia 33: 393-400.

Mizsei E., Üveges B. 2012. Novel defensive behaviours in both sexes of Vipera ursinii graeca (Serpentes: Viperidae). Herpetology Notes 5: 481-483.