Zoltan Toth
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E-mail: toth.zoltan@agrar.mta.hu

Research interests

– adaptive phenotypic plasticity and its evolutionary consequences
– analysis of social interactions using network theory in animal aggregations

Biography

1999-2004: MSc in Biology, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
2005–2008: PhD student, PhD School of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary
2009: pre-doctoral research fellow, Ernst-Mach Stipendum (Austrian-Hungarian Action Foundation), Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Vienna, Austria
2010: pre-doctoral research fellow, Otto Kinne Fellowship (Otto Kinne Foundation), Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Vienna, Austria
2011–2012: post-doctoral research fellow, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
2012–2014: post-doctoral research fellow, Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
2015–present: senior research fellow, Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Publications

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Beleznai, O., Dreyer, J., Tóth, Z. & Samu, F. 2017. Natural enemies partially compensate for warming induced excess herbivory in an organic growth system. Scientific Reports 7: 7266.

Gyuris, E., Szép, E., Kontschán, J., Hettyey, A. & Tóth, Z. 2017. Behavioural responses of two-spotted spider mites induced by predator-borne and prey-borne cues. Behavioural Processes 144: 100–106.

Molnár, B.P., Tóth, Z. & Kárpáti, Z. 2017. Synthetic blend of larval frass volatiles repel oviposition. Journal of Pest Science 90: 873–885.

Pankovics, P., Boros, Á., Tóth, Z., Phan, T.G., Delwart, E. & Reuter, G. 2017. Genetic characterization of a second novel picornavirus from an amphibian host, smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris). Archives of Virology 162: 1043-1050.

Tóth, Z., Tuliozi, B., Baldan, D., Hoi, H. & Griggio, M. 2017. The effect of social connections on the discovery of multiple hidden food patches in a bird species. Scientific Reports 7: 816.

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, P., 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.

Tóth, Z., Baldan, D., Albert, C., Hoi, H. & Griggio, M. 2016. Effect of ornament manipulations on following relations in male bearded reedlings. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 28: 175-187.

Molnár*, B.P., Tóth*, Z., Fejes-Tóth*, A., Dekker, T. & Kárpáti, Z. 2015. Electrophysiologically active maize volatiles attract European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) gravid females. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 41: 997-1005. (*co-first authors)

Tóth, Z. 2015. Context-dependent plastic response during egg-laying in a widespread newt species. PLoS ONE, 10(8): e0136044.

Hettyey, A., Tóth, Z., Thonhauser, K.E., Frommen, J.G., Penn, D.J. & Van Buskirk, J. 2015. The relative importance of prey-borne and predator-borne chemical cues for inducible antipredator responses in tadpoles. Oecologia, 179: 699-710.

Beleznai*, O., Tholt*, G., Tóth*, Z., Rákóczi, A., Marczali, Z. & Samu, F. 2015. Cool headed individuals are better survivors: non-consumptive and consumptive effects in a spider-virus vector leafhopper system. PLoS ONE, 10(8): e0135954. (*co-first authors)

Reuter, G., Boros, Á., Tóth, Z., Phan, T.G., Delwart, E. & Pankovics, P. 2015. A highly divergent picornavirus in an amphibian, the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris). Journal of General Virology, 96: 2607-2613.

Hettyey, A., Tóth, Z. & Van Buskirk, J. 2014. Inducible chemical defences in animals. Oikos, 123: 1025-1028.

Tóth, Z., Baldan, D., Hoi, H. & Griggio, M. 2014. Food reduction has a limited effect on following relations in house sparrow flocks. Animal Behaviour, 90: 91-100.

Bókony, V., Kulcsár, A., Tóth, Z. & Liker, A. 2012. Personality traits and behavioral syndromes in differently urbanized populations of house sparrows (Passer domesticus). PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36639.

Tóth, Z. & Griggio, M. 2011. Leaders are more attractive: birds with bigger yellow breast patches are followed by more group-mates in foraging groups. PLoS ONE, 6(10): e26605.

Tóth, Z., Hoi, H. & Hettyey, A. 2011. Kin discrimination during egg-cannibalism in smooth newts, Lissotriton vulgaris: Does competition matter? Journal of Zoology, 284: 46-52.

Tóth, Z., Hoi, H. & Hettyey, A. 2011. Intraspecific variation in the egg-wrapping behaviour of female smooth newts, Lissotriton vulgaris. Amphibia-Reptilia, 32: 77-82.

Liker, A., Bókony, V., Kulcsár, A., Tóth, Z., Szabó, K., Kaholek, B. & Pénzes, Z. 2009. Genetic relatedness in wintering flocks of house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Molecular Ecology, 18: 4696-4706.

Tóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker, A. 2009a. Whom do the sparrows follow? The effect of kinship on social preference in house sparrow flocks. Behavioural Processes, 82: 173-177.

Tóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker, A. 2009b. The effect of relatedness on social foraging tactic use in house sparrows. Animal Behaviour, 77: 337-342.

Tóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker, A. 2009c. Kinship and aggression: do house sparrows spare their relatives? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63: 1189-1196.

Tóth, Z., Horváth, G. & Müller, E. 2005. Investigation of the mortality of a local barn owl population using key factor analysis. Italian Journal of Zoology, 72: 229-234.