Borbála SZABÓ, PhD

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
szabo.borbala [at]
+36 20 98 44 119
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Urbanisation drastically changes environment. My main interest is how soil fauna can change its life-history strategies to step up to the new challanges (how much and how large are the offsprings? How much and how fast the animals grow?). Also, I am very interested how the animals react to the many stress factors of urbanisation (pollution, decrease of green patches, increased temperature, etc).

Research interest:
• Urbanisation effects
• Pollution
• Soil fauna
• Soil Ecotoxicology
• Stress ecology
• Molecular stress reaction

Main profile in keywords: 
ecotoxicology, transcriptomic, Daphnia magna, Folsomia candida
Selected publications:


Szabó B, Seres A, Bakonyi G (2020): Distinct changes in the life-history strategies of Folsomia candida Willem (Collembola: Isotomidae) due to multi- and transgenerational treatments with an insecticide Appl Soil Ecol 152:103563.


Szabó B; Lang Zs; Bakonyi G; Märien J; Roelofs D; van Gestel C.A.M, Seres A. (2019): Transgenerational and multigenerational stress gene responses to the insecticide etofenprox in Folsomia candida (Collembola) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 175, 181-191


Szabó B., Seres A., Bakonyi G. (2018): Folsomia candida (Collembola) locomotor activity pattern is changed by a neurotoxicant pesticide Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 64:4, 355-368. doi: 10.17109/AZH.64.4.355.2018


Szabó B., Bakonyi G (2017): The influence of different substrates on the reproduction traits of Folsomia candida (Collembola) in an insecticide test Columella, 4(2): 33-40.
Szabó B., Seres A, Bakonyi G. (2017): Long-term consumption and food replacement of near-isogenic by Bt-maize alter life-history traits of Folsomia candida Willem 1902 (Collembola) Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 15(4):1275-1286. doi:10.15666/aeer/1504_12751286