I graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University, at the specialization of Ecology, Evolutionary and Conservation Biology in 2012. Since then I am working in the Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Research group as a PhD student. My research focuses on the effects of a common glyphosate-based herbicide on the larval development of amphibians. I conduct ecotoxicological experiments in the lab and in outdoor mesocosms to investigate the changes in survival, body mass, growth rate, and behaviour of Rana dalmatina and Bufo bufo tadpoles in response to the herbicide.
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Bókony V., Mikó Zs., Móricz Á.M., Krüzselyi D., Hettyey A. 2017. Chronic exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide makes toad larvae more toxic. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 284: 20170493.
Mikó Zs., Ujszegi J., Hettyey A. 2017. Age-dependent changes in sensitivity to a pesticide in tadpoles of the common toad (Bufo bufo). Aquatic Toxicology 187: 48-54.
Mikó Zs., Ujszegi J., Gál Z., Hettyey A. 2017. Effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide and predation threat on the behaviour of agile frog tadpoles. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 140: 96–102.
Mikó Zs., Ujszegi J., Gál Z., Hettyey A. 2017. Standardize or diversify experimental conditions in ecotoxicology? A case study on herbicide toxicity to larvae of two anuran amphibians. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 73: 562–569.
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.
Ujszegi J., Gál Z., Mikó Zs., Hettyey A. 2016. No effect of a glyphosate-based herbicide on larval dragonflies (Aeshna cyanea) and adult newts (Lissotriton vulgaris) in a laboratory-based experiment. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62: 355–367.
Ujszegi J., Gál, Z., Mikó Zs., Hettyey A. 2015. No observable effect of a glyphosate-based herbicide on two top predators of temporal water bodies. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34: 307-313.
Mikó Zs., Ujszegi J., Gál Z., Imrei Z., Hettyey A. 2015. Choice of experimental venue matters in ecotoxicology studies: Comparison of a laboratory-based and an outdoor mesocosm experiment. Aquatic Toxicology 167: 20-30.