Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

Curriculum vitae of Edina Török

Publications of Edina Török

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Academic degrees/qualification:

  • PhD in Biology (Romanian Academy Institute of Biology, Bucharest, Romania, 2018). Thesis title: "Using integrative taxonomy tools to identify mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) as vectors of different pathogens in the most representative ecosystems of the Danube Delta and Cluj-Napoca area (România)".

  • MSc in Utilisation and Protection of Biological Resources (Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2014). Thesis title: "A comparative investigation of morphological and genetic structuring in the case of the European widespread Ptychoptera albimana Fabr. (Diptera, Ptychopteridae)".

  • MEd in Biology (Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2014).

  • BSc in Biology (Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2012). Thesis title: "Molecular biology studies on Staphylococcus aureus strains originated from the Municipal Hospital, Marghita".

Scientific career:

  • Centre for Ecological Research, "Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology Research Group, research fellow 2018-.

  • Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, external lecturer, 2017-2018.

  • Babeş-Bolyai University, Plant and vegetation ecology group, Project TE, “The ecological and economic impacts of plant invasions on Romanian grasslands”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, research assistant, 2016-2017.

  • Babeş-Bolyai University, “Biodiversity and salinity tolerance mechanisms of Romanian wild plants”, Project TE, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, research assistant, 2016-2017.

  • Babeş-Bolyai University, Transylvanian Dipterological Working group, “Relics, witnesses of complex evolutionary history, in the Carpathian ecosystems: connecting past with the future”, National Research Fund, IDEI project, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, research assistant, 2013-2016.

Honors and fellowships:

  • „Szülőföldi PhD”, PhD student scholarship (2016-2018).

  • „RESEARCH 62 - Doctorat in context european”, POSDRU/187/1.5/S/156069, PhD student scholarship (2015).

  • Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) EurNegVec, Scientific Research Internship, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (2015; 3 months, Arbovirology Schmidt-Chanasit Group, Hamburg, Germany).

  • National Excellence Scholarship (2013-2014).

  • „Apáthy István”, scholarship (2013).

  • KMEI Internship University of Szeged, Department of Ecology (2013; 1 month, Szeged, Hungary).

  • KMEI Internship University of Debrecen, Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology (2012; 1 month, Debrecen, Hungary).


  • British Ecological Society 2019-.

  • Hungarian Ecological Society 2019-.

  • German Society of general and applied Entomology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie e.V., DGaaE) 2014-2016.

  • Transylvanian Dipterological Working Group 2011-.

  • Hungarian Student Union of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Biology and Ecology (BÖSZ) 2008-.

Conference organising:

  • Carpathian Basin Diptera Camp 2017 (Senetea, Romania).

  • BÖSZ Summer School 2014, 2016 (Senetea, Romania).

Teaching activities:

  • Evolutionary biology (BSc seminar in Romania, 2017-2018 Babeş-Bolyai University).

  • Parasitology (BSc seminar in Romania, 2017-2018, Babeş-Bolyai University).

Research interest:

  • Habitat fragmentation

  • Urbanization effects

  • Biodiversity

  • Pollination

  • Mosquitoes

  • Integrative taxonomy Diptera

  • Food web

  • Conservation biology