Zoology and Animal Ecology Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER: Péter Nagy PhD., associate professor, head of department

CONTACT: Nagy.Peter@mkk.szie.hu

Professor: 1
Associate professor: 3
Assistant professor: 1
Junior scientist: 1
Assistant: 1
PhD student: 5

Environmental impact assessment of GMO plants, Importance of pollinators on arable fields and neighbouring landsides, Pollinator ecotoxicology, Establishing pollinator-friendly habitats in urban parks and gardens, Application of bumble bees in nature conservation and site assessment, Bumble bee populations in border communities of GMO crops, Ecotoxicology, Heavy metal and nanomaterial effect studies on free-living nematodes, Ecology of soil animal-micorrhyza interactions, Biodiversity monitoring, Population genetics, Molecular philogeography

Society of Hungarian Toxicologists
Hungarian Ecological Society
Hungarian Society for Ecotoxicology
Hungarian Genetical Society
European Society of Nematologists
British Ecological Society
Societas Europaea Herpetologica

Centre for Agricultural Research, Plant Protection Institute of HAS, Hungary
Centre for Agricultural Research, Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of the HAS, Hungary
Centre for Ecological Research, Research Group on Ecosystem Services, Hungary
Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany of HAS, Botanical Garden in Vácrátót, Hungary
Hungarian Natural History Museum
Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary
University of Pannonia, Hungary
LAB International Hungary Ltd. , Veszprém, Hungary
Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd., Budapest, Hungary
Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Christchurch University, New Zealand
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
University of Novi Sad, Serbia

environmental impact assessment of GMO
environmental impact assessment for maintaining GMO moratorium
development and maintenance of a biodiversity monitoring system on amphibians
ecotoxicology tests on various groups of invertebrates
nematoda ecotoxicology tests – implementation and methodological education
survey on plant-parasitic nematodes
genetic tests (PCR, DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis)
establishment of pollinator-friendly habitats
assessment of pollination capacity in various habitats


EU FP7 Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture, QUESSA (2012)
NFÜ TÁMOP Raising the quality of educational and research performance at Szent István University (2011)
EU LLP Erasmus Innovation in the Teaching of Sustainable Development in Life Sciences in Europe, ISLE (2010)
OTKA Nematological and analytical studies on microelement forms, doses and distribution (2010)
FMM Continuing the soil biological impact assessment of genetically modified organisms to provide scientific results to support Hungarian moratorium (2009)
FMM Soil biological activity test of genetically modified organisms (2008)
NKTH Baross The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) as a potential pest in beekeeping: risk assessment and prevention (2007)

Ministry of Rural Development, Danube-Ipoly National Park, Kiskunság National Park, Aggtelek National Park, Syngenta Ltd.