Mária Tóth

Mária Tóth
Hungarian Academy of Sciences | HAS · MTA-ELTE-MTM Ecology Research Group

PhD

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December 2013 - June 2018
Hungarian Natural History Museum
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • - Curator of the Hemiptera collection. - Taxonomy, ecology, nature conservation, urban ecology. - Hair and fur of mammals: identification, trichomorphology, trichotaxonomy.
December 1996 - June 2011
Eötvös Loránd University
Position
  • assistant professor
Description
  • Teaching - lectures for university students : Zootaxonomy. Zoogeography. Urban wildlife. Mesocarnivora (taxonomy, ecology and conservation biology of medium sized carnivores). Conservation biology in practice (monitoring, sampling methodologies, habitat management). Research areas: Trichomorphology. Ecology of urban stone marten (Martes foina). Ecology of Erinacues roumanicus, Sciurus vulgaris and Falco tinnunculus in urban habitats.
December 1993 - present
Eötvös Loránd University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • - Urban ecology, Urban wildlife - Mesocarnivora: evolution, taxonomy, ecology and conservation of a diverse group of mammals.
Education
September 1998 - December 2003
Eötvös Loránd University
Field of study
  • Biology
September 1981 - July 1986
University of Debrecen
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (52)
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Az ember által előidézett inváziók esetében viszont maga az ember szünteti meg a szétterjedést gátló barriereket és az az ember ’gondoskodik’ az utaztatásról is. A potyautasok szinte bármilyen élőhelyre eljuthatnak, olykor rendkívül rövid időn belül: elég lehet pár óra, pár nap kontinensek közötti átugrásra. A szándékos betelepítést és a közvetett...
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Az urbanizálódás a civilizáció létrejöttével egyidős, azzal szervesen összefonódik. A városiasodás komplex fogalom, mely társadalmi, gazdasági, természetföldrajzi és ökológiai folyamatokat jelen...és nyestet a padláson, galambot a szobron...
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A 'cibetuniverzumot' a modern filogenetikai elemzések alapján jelenleg a Prionodontidae, Nandinniidae, Viverridae, Eupleridae és Herpestidae családok alkotják. A macskaalkatúak (Feliformia) származási ágán a legősibb és minden tekintetben legváltozatosabb csoportot képviselik az emlős ragadozók között.
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„A tanulás az egyetlen olyan dolog, melytől az elme sosem fárad el, sosem riad vissza és amit sosem sajnál. Diónyi méretben sem.” Leonardo da Vinci nyomán szabadon
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Hogy került a macska az ágyunkba? Ráadásul nem csak amolyan ágyra járó vendég az ágyban: az a szentély az övé, amelyen eltűr minket. Ellágyulunk tőle, ahogy dorombolva, talppárnáival masszírozva elvegyül köztünk. Az idill persze hamar véget érhet, mert saját igényei bármikor felülírhatják, így például, ha éhes, vagy ha csak unatkozik. El is követ m...
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The macro-and microscopic structure of the mammal hair is amazingly diverse, being specific and appropriate to identify the species, genera or higher taxa. The identification of mammals using their hair morphological characters requires time and practice, so this method is underproportioned in the era of molecular investigations. At the same time,...
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The leafhopper species Tautoneura polymitusa Oh & Jung, 2016 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Erythroneurini), described recently from Korea, is recorded from Hungary, representing the first known European occurrence of the species and also of the genus Tautoneura Anufriev, 1969. The species is illustrated, its diagnostic c...
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Fleas infecting northern white-breasted hedgehogs, Erinaceus roumanicus (Barrett-Hamilton), collected from 2009-2011 in Budapest (Hungary) were studied. A total of 305 white-breasted hedgehogs were captured and 1,251 fleas were collected. The flea community comprised two species, the hedgehog flea Archaeopsylla erinacei (Bouche, 1835) and the dog f...
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The leafhopper species Tautoneura polymitusa Oh & Jung, 2016 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Erythroneurini), described recently from Korea, is recorded from Hungary, representing the first known European occurrence of the species and also of the genus Tautoneura Anufriev, 1969. The species is illustrated, its diagnostic c...
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sszefoglalás. Az Erotettix cyane (Boheman, 1845), javasolt magyar nevén tünde-kék kabóca, a mezeikabóca-félék (Cicadellidae) családjába tartozó, eutróf, sekély vizű, lebegőhínáros élőhelyekhez kötődő faj. Nagyon kevés hazai előfordulási adata ismert, így jelentős és érdekes faunisztikai ered-mény a faj felfedezése a Tisza-tónál. Az állatok Poroszló...
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The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is an urbanizing raptor species throughout its entire range which can find suitable nesting sites on buildings and bring-up the offspring as well. There is, however, still very few knowledge on the feeding ecology of this species in urban habitats. The aims of this study were 1) to identify the preys and evalu...
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Tóth, M. 2015. Handbook of Trichomorphology of Hungarian mammals The hairs of mammals are frequently found and available all over the nature, and sometimes represent the only life signs of the hidden and/or rare mammals. That is why many researchers try to identify the mammals based on the morphological characters of hair samples. The evident and...
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Budapest is situated in the Carpathian Basin close to Central Europe. It occupies 525 km2 and has a population of 1.7 million. Although the city is built on one of the oldest hominid settlements in Europe, it was not given its present name until 1873 when it was formed by the merging of Buda, Obuda and Pest. The city is divided by the Danube river,...
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Using molecular data and morphological features, we investigated the species limits and genetic diversity among populations of the Asian palm civets of the genus Paradoxurus. Our main objectives were to determine the number of species within Paradoxurus hermaphroditus and to test the validity of the newly proposed species within Paradoxurus zeylone...
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Az inváziós növényfajok világszerte egyre jelentősebb erdő-, illetve mezőgazdasági, humán-egészségügyi és ökonómiai problémákat okoznak, természetvédelmi szempontból pedig az egyik legjelentősebb veszé-lyeztető tényezővé váltak. A hazai természeti területeket elözönlő fajokat – elsősorban azok morfológiai és biológiai tulajdonságait – az utóbbi éve...
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ROSALIA Handbooks Invasive plant species pose major agricultural, silvicultural, human health and ecological problems worldwide, and are considered the most signifi cant threat for nature conservation. Species invading natural areas in Hungary have been described by a number of books published in the last few years. A great amount of experience has...
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Abstract This is the first large-scale molecular investigation of fleas from a geographically widespread and highly urbanized species, the northern white-breasted hedgehog. In this study, 759 fleas (the majority were Archaeopsylla erinacei) collected from 134 hedgehogs were molecularly analyzed individually or in pools for the presence of three gro...
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The authors give a review on the ectoparasites and some potentially zoonotic viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi carried by exotic and European hedgehog species.
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The authors give a review on the ectoparasites and some potentially zoonotic viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi carried by exotic and European hedgehog species.
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sszefoglalás. A szerzõk, irodalmi összefoglalójukban áttekintést nyújtanak a hazai vé-dett keleti sünben, az Európában õshonos sünfajokban és a fogságban tartott sünök-ben és sünszerû emlõsökön elõforduló legfontosabb ektoparazitákról, valamint egyes zoonotikus jelentõségû vírusokról, baktériumokról, egysejtûekrõl és gombákról. Summary. The authors...
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We conducted visual surveys of the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in three urban parks of Budapest (Hungary): in the Margitsziget, in the Népliget and in the Kerepesi Cemetery. Our purpose was to investigate the individual numbers, the density, and the food and habitat preferences of squirrel populations by indirect methods. Two survey lines were...
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The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is known to host several ectoparasites and also tick-borne pathogens, but there is scant information on its eastern relative, the Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus). We have studied an urban population of E. roumanicus in a city park of central Budapest, Hungary, for 2 years to invest...
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Az urbanizálódás tágabb értelemben az élővilág épített környezetbe történő illeszkedését és megtelepedését jelenti. A témakörrel kapcsolatos elemző vizsgálatok tárgyát képezik a minden napjainkat, a városok élhetőségét érintő folyamatok is. Budapesten 1996-tól gyűjtünk adatokat, az észlelések számának utóbbi évtizedben tapasztalt növekedése a faj u...
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A hazai emlős ragadozók többnyire rejtett életet élnek és ritkán lehet őket megfigyelni. Az alkalmankénti, általában izgalmas közvetlen találkozások mellett, legtöbbször csak jelekből, nyomokból, zsákmánymaradványokból, kotorékokból vagy odúkból, esetleg a fellelhető ürülékekből következtethetünk egy-egy ragadozó jelenlétére. Ezért aztán nem véletl...
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A multi-scale investigation into the urbanization process of the stone marten in Budapest was initiated in 1996. Topographic records (n = 214) of stone martens were gathered within the city's administrative area (525 km 2) on the basis of questionnaires, correspondence and phone-calls. Earlier studies had pointed out that the occurrence and the div...
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Certain birds use mammal hair for the lining or structural strengthening of their nest. As a result, many bird nests can be regarded as natural hair snares. Preliminary studies indicate that analyses of hairs found in birds' nests are an effective method for detecting and identifying mammals that live in or migrate through an area and could be a us...
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The characteristics of the guard hairs of all the mustelids in Hungary and Vulpes vulpes and Felis silvestris were examined for diagnostic characters. The analysis of hair samples taken from guts, scats, burrows, nests and bait sites can serve as an easy and quick method for faunistic research. The difficulties of hair determination are the similar...

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Please help me, how to download those publications are free-to download?
A month ago I could do it, but not not. I can not imagine, what had been changed since that time.
What kind of technical problem is it? How can I solve it?
Thank you in advance,
Mária Tóth
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I can not download publications, including my own ones.....

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http://1st-conference-mammal-hair.elte.hu The WDMH Conference 2019 will be the premier interdisciplinary forum for scientists and practitioners who use mammal hair samples for their investigations. It will provide an ideal academic platform for researchers to present the latest research findings, methodologies, developments and directions in identifying the wild and domesticated mammal hair by morphological and molecular methods. By attending the 1st Wild and Domesticated Mammal hair conference, you will have an opportunity to meet with colleagues, to discuss and refine our knowledge in this field of science and share your new findings. On behalf of the organising committee, Mária Tóth
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The goal is to study the information content of the hairs' morphological structure: describing the morphological features, giving identification keys, analysing and evaluate the patterns from taxonomic, zoogeographical aspect
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The aim of the project is to study, monitor, evaluate of the biological and ecological features of animals live in the human altered environment.