Attila Hettyey

postdoctoral researcher
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Savoyenstrasse 1/A, 1160 Vienna, Austria

Research interests

  • Mate choice, sexual coercion and reproductive interference in anuran amphibians (in co-operation with Herbert Hoi, Dustin J. Penn, Balázs Vági, Tibor Kovács & János Török).
  • Predator-induced defences in poikilothermic vertebrates (in co-operation with Anssi Laurila, Josh Van Buskirk, Zoltán Tóth, Krisztina Vincze & Szilvia Zsarnóczai).
  • Interactions between sexual- and natural selection (in co-operation with Joachim G. Frommen, Dustin J. Penn & Francesca Santostefano).
  • Age- and environment dependence of animal personalities (in co-operation with Tamás Urszán, Gábor Herczeg & János Török).


Kovács, T., Herczeg, G., Hettyey, A. (2017). Responses in the diet composition of the Common frog (Rana temporaria) to the stochastic gradiation of autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata) larvae. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 63:115-122.
Urszán, T.J., Garamszegi, L.Z., Nagy, G., Hettyey, A., Török, J., Herczeg, G. (2015). No personality without experience? A test on Rana dalmatina tadpoles. Ecology and Evolution 5:5847-5856. (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1804) (open access)
Urszán, T.J., Török, J., Hettyey, A., Garamszegi, L.Z., Herczeg, G. (2015). Behavioural consistency and life history of Rana dalmatina tadpoles. Oecologia 178:129-140. (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3207-0)
Hettyey, A., Vági, B., Török, J., Hoi, H. (2012). Allocation in reproduction is not tailored to the probable number of matings in common toad (Bufo bufo) males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:201-208. (DOI 10.1007/s00265-011-1267-2)
Tóth, Z., Hoi, H., Hettyey, A. (2011). Intraspecific variation in the egg-wrapping behaviour of female smooth newts, Lissotriton vulgaris. Amphibia-Reptilia 32:77-82.
Hettyey, A., Vincze, K., Zsarnóczai, S., Hoi, H., Laurila, A. (2011). Costs and benefits of defences induced by predators differing in dangerousness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:1007-1019.
Tóth, Z., Hoi, H., Hettyey, A. (2011). Kin discrimination during egg-cannibalism in smooth newts, Lissotriton vulgaris: Does competition matter? Journal of Zoology 284:46-52.
Hettyey, A., Hegyi, G., Puurtinen, M., Hoi, H., Török, J., Penn, D.J. (2010). Mate choice for genetic benefits: time to put the pieces together. Ethology 116:1-9.
Hettyey, A., Zsarnóczai, S., Vincze, K., Hoi, H., Laurila, A. (2010). Interactions between the information content of different chemical cues affect induced defences in tadpoles. Oikos 119:1814-1822.
Hettyey, A., Herczeg, G., Laurila, A., Crochet, P-A., Merilä, J. (2009). Body temperature, size, nuptial colouration and mating success in male Moor frogs (Rana arvalis). Amphibia-Reptilia 30:37-43.
Hettyey A, Herczeg G, Hoi H (2009). Testing the phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis in male Moor Frogs (Rana arvalis) exhibiting a conspicuous nuptial colouration. Amphibia-Reptilia 30:581-586.
Hettyey, A., Baksay, S., Vági, B., Török, J. (2009). Counterstrategies by female frogs to sexual coercion by heterospecifics. Animal Behaviour 78:1365-1372.
Hettyey, A., Vági, B., Hévizi, G., Török, J. (2009). Changes in sperm stores, ejaculate size, fertilization success, and sexual motivation over repeated matings in the common toad, Bufo bufo (Anura: Bufonidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96:361-371.
Hettyey, A., Roberts, J.D. (2007). Sperm traits in the frog Crinia georgiana, a species with plastic alternative mating tactics. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:1303-1310.
Hettyey, A., Roberts, J.D. (2006). Sperm traits of the quacking frog, Crinia georgiana: intra- and interpopulation variation in a species with a high risk of sperm competition. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59:389-396.
Hettyey, A., Pearman, P.B. (2006). Testing experimental results in the field: Comment on Ficetola and De Bernardi (2005). Ethology 112:930-931.
Hettyey, A., Török, J., Hévizi, G. (2005). Male mate choice lacking in the Agile frog, Rana dalmatina. Copeia 2005:403-408.
Hettyey, A., Török, J. (2005). ‘In situ’ prevention of fertilization by male anurans - a simple method for the detection of sperm competition with potential for other applications. Herpetological Review 36:33-36.
Hettyey, A., Laurila, A., Herczeg, G., Jönsson, K.I., Kovács, T., Merilä, J. (2005). Does testis size declines towards the subarctic? – A case study on the common frog, Rana temporaria. Naturwissenschaften 92:188-192.
Hettyey, A., Török, J., Kovács, T. (2003). Breeding biology and habitat use of seven amphibian species in a hilly woodland (Pilis Mountains, Hungary). Állattani Közlemények (in Hungarian) 88:41-55.
Hettyey, A., Pearman, P.B. (2003). Social environment and reproductive interference affect reproductive success in the frog Rana latastei. Behavioral Ecology 14:294-300.
Reyer, H.-U., Niederer, B., Hettyey, A. (2003). Variation in fertilization abilities between hemiclonal hybrid and sexual parental males of sympatric water frogs (Rana lessonae, R. esculenta, R. ridibunda). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:274-284.
Herczeg, G., Kovács, T., Hettyey, A., Merilä, J. (2003). To thermoconform or thermoregulate? An assessment of thermoregulation opportunities for the lizard Zootoca vivipara in the subarctic. Polar Biology 26:486-490.

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