research associate professor
BLI Department of Experimental Zoology
farkas.anna [at]
+36 87 448-244 / 206, 217
Brief description of the main scopes: 

1. Assessment of the environmental significance of anthropogenic pollution in surface waters based on the quality and load of bottom sediments with micropollutants
2. Evaluation of the bioavailability to- and bioaccumulation of microcotaminants present in the water- and sediment compartment in planktonic organisms and fish
3. The physiological effects assessment of persistent contaminants to aquatic biota
4. Evaluation of the toxicity risks of cyanobacterial blooms by standard ecotoxicity assays
5. Identification of cyanobacterial bioactive compounds and screening their biological activity towards planktonic organisms and fish

Main profile in keywords: 
anthropogenic impact assessment of aquatic habitats, biomonitoring, bioindication, ecotoxicology
Selected publications:


Farkas A, Ács A, Vehovszky Á, Falfusynska H, Stoliar O, Specziár A, Győri J (2017): Interspecies comparison of selected pollution biomarkers in dreissenid spp. inhabiting pristine and moderately polluted sites SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 599–600: pp. 760-770.



Ács A, Imre K, Kiss Gy, Csaba J, Győri J, Vehovszky Á, Farkas A (2015): Evaluation of Multixenobiotic Resistance in Dreissenid Mussels as a Screening Tool for Toxicity in Freshwater Sediments ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY 68:(4) pp. 707-717. (2015)
Vehovszky Á, Farkas A, Ács A, Stoliar O, Székács A, Mörtl M, Győri J (2015): Neonicotinoid insecticides inhibit cholinergic neurotransmission in a molluscan (Lymnaea stagnalis) nervous system AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY 167: pp. 172-179. (2015)
Vehovszky Á, Kovács W A, Farkas A, Győri J, Szabó H, Vasas G (2015): Pharmacological studies confirm neurotoxic metabolite(s) produced by the bloom-forming Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Hungary ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY 30:(5) pp. 501-512. (2015)