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Vili Nóra


Vili Nóra

Department of Zoology
Position: Adjunct professor
Institute for Biology
Position: Adjunct professor
(1) 478 4100
(1) 478 4100 / 8753
Rottenbiller Street 50. 1st floor 21.


My name is Nóra Vili, I work as an assistant professor at the Department of Ecology. At the moment, I hold ecology internships for BSc students, I participate in the teaching of molecular ecology, and in the laboratory of the research group I hold internships related to several subjects. In addition, I teach in the Hungarian-language graduation preparation program of the University of Veterinary Medicine. My research interests are primarily focused on the development and ecological application of molecular markers, and more recently on the causes and consequences of sex change in amphibians.

Main research areas:

  • Unique genetic identification of birds of prey using microsatellite markers
  • Development of molecular markers and their use in ecological and nature conservation genetic studies
  • Causes and consequences of sex change in amphibians

Topic management:

PhD students (co-supervisor): 2

MSc students: 3

BSc students: 5

TDK theses: 5


2020 – University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Ecology, Molecular Ecology Research Group, assistant professor

2019 – 2020 University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Ecology, Conservation Genetics Research Group, research associate

(2017 – 2018 acting laboratory manager of Aquilabor)

2017 – 2019 University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Ecology, Conservation-Genetics Research Group, scientific assistant

2014 – 2016 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, volunteer

2008 – 2013 Szent István University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Biology, Department of Ecology, managing expert (zoologist)

Committee membership(s):

2011 – member of the organizing committee of the Hungarian Conservation Biology Conferences

2015 – member of the organizing committee of the Hungarian sister conference (SCCS Europe) of the Student Conferences on Conservation Science series (

Professional association membership(s):

2001 – Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association

2005 – Hungarian Biological Society

2012 – Society for Conservation Biology

Publication list:

– Nemesházi, E; Sramkó, G; Laczkó, L; Balogh, E; Szatmári, L; Vili, N; Ujhegyi, N; Uveges, B; Bókony, V, Novel genetic sex markers reveal unexpected lack of, and similar susceptibility to, sex reversal in free‐living common toads in both natural and anthropogenic habitats, Molecular Ecology, 31, 7, 2032-2043, 2022 https://doi .org/10.1111/mec.16388

– Bokony, V; Ujhegyi, N; Miko, Zs; Strong, R; Hettyey, A; Vili, N; Gal, Z; Hoffmann, OI; Nemesházi, E, Sex Reversal and Performance in Fitness-Related Traits During Early Life in Agile Frogs, The Development and Fitness Consequences of Sex Roles, 768263101, 2022

– Ujszegi, J; Bertalan, R; Ujhegyi, N; Verebélyi, V; Nemesházi, E; Miko, Zs; Kasler, A; Herczeg, D; Szederkényi, M; Vili, N; Gal, Z; Hoffmann, OI; Bokony, V; Hettyey, A, “Heat waves” experienced during larval life have species-specific consequences on life-history traits and sexual development in anuran amphibians, Science of the Total Environment,835,155297, 2022 j.scitotenv.2022.155297

– Miko, Zs; Nemesházi, E; Ujhegyi, N; Verebélyi, V; Ujszegi, J; Kasler, A; Bertalan, R; Vili, N; Gal, Z; Hoffmann, OI; Sex reversal and ontogeny under climate change and chemical pollution: are there interactions between the effects of elevated temperature and a xenoestrogen on early development in agile frogs?, Environmental Pollution, 285, 117464, 2021, 10.1016/ j.envpol.2021.117464

– Magonyi, NM; Szabó, K; Fehérvári, P; Solt, Sz; Palatitz, P; Vili, N; Bertók, P; Mátics, R; Extra‐pair paternity, intraspecific brood parasitism, quasi‐parasitism and polygamy in the Red‐footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), Ibis, 163, 3, 1087–1092, 2021,

– Magonyi, M.N., Mátics, R., Szabó, K., Fehérvári, P., Solt, Sz., Palatitz, P., Vili, N. Characterization of novel microsatellite markers for Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) and cross -species amplification in other Falco species, European Journal of Wildlife Research 65 (4), 62, 2019,

– Vili, N., Szabó, K., Kovács, Sz., Kabai, P., Kalmár, L., Horváth, M. (2013) High turnover rate revealed by non-invasive genetic analyzes in an expanding Eastern Imperial Eagle population . Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 59: 279–295

– Vili, N., Nemesházi, E., Kovács, Sz., Horváth, M., Kalmár, L., Szabó, K. (2013) Factors affecting DNA quality in feathers used for non-invasive sampling. Journal of Ornithology 154: 587–595,

– Vili, N., Horváth, M., Szabó, K., Kovács, S., Chavko, J., Hornung, E., Kalmár, L. (2009) Genetic structure of the Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) population in Slovakia. Slovak Raptor Journal 3: 21–28,

– Vili, N., Horváth, M.B., Kovács, Sz., Chavko, J., Hornung, E., Kalmár, L. (2009) Alternative sampling methods in avian genetic

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