Katalin Báldi

Katalin Báldi

Katalin Báldi, PhD
part-time senior lecturer

Department of Geology, ELTE TTK
Tel (ext.): 8727
E-mail: katalinbaldi(at)caesar.elte.hu

  • 2012-2015: Assistant Lecturer,  Eötvös Univerity Budapest, Department of Physical and Applied Geology. 
  • 2008-2012 freelanced consultant: Consultant micropaleontologist in the oil industry, Independent expert evaluating proposals for FP7: FP7-ENERGY-2009 (CCS: CO2 capture and storage) and FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-IIF-IOF-2010 working remotely for 3 month from Budapest, then participating panel meetings in Brussels, Teaching Marine Science at Eötvös Univerity Budapest 
  • 2004-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Vienna, Dept. Paleontology, Micropaleontology Research Group,  Project (FWF P16793-B06): "Environmental Changes in the Middle Miocene". Member of a research group as a forminifera specialist.
  • 2004–2005 participant of EU PROPER courses on climate proxies (Barcelona, Southampton, Bratislava etc.) 
  • 2003-2004 EU application expert Geological Institute of Hungary
  • 2001-2004 Hungarian National Science Foundation (OTKA D42191) Post Doctoral Scholarship provides support at the Department of Physical and Historical Geology, Eötvös University Budapest. ”Paleoecology and stable isotope analyses of Badenian (Mid-Miocene) foraminifera: Paratethys paleoecology and paleoclimate”


  • PhD in Geology (2001): Quantitative paleoecology, taxonomy and stable isotope composition of Badenian foraminifera (Hungary): subsidence history, ecophenotypic variation and paleoceanography, Eötvös Loránd University
  • University degree in Geology (1993): Foraminifers in surficial sediments along two transects across the Norwegian Channel and the quantitativ micropalaeontological analyses of Rhône Delta Core 128 based on benthic foraminiferans, Eötvös Loránd University


Autumn semester:

  • Measurements and Observation, practice and lecture (BSc)
  • Marine Science (BSc)
  • Organic Geochemistry HU/ENG (MSc)

Spring Semester:

  • Geology fieldwork for Environmental science students (BSc)
  • Physical and Historical Geology, practice and lecture, geography teachers (BSc)
  • Introduction to Geology, lecture, geophysics, geography students (BSc)
  • Marine Science (MSc)

Courses abroad:

  • Marine Science (ERASMUS, CEPUS)
  • Praha (2006)
  • Bratislava (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Texel, Holland (2017), Marine Masters course,  guest teacher at NIOZ (Nederlands Institute of Marine Research)

Research interests

  • Environmental reconstruction from sediment
  • Quantitative paleoecology of benthonic foraminifera
  • Paleoclimate changes  of the Middle Miocene  around the Langhian/Serravalian boundary
  • Paleoceanology and circulation of Paratethys
  • Geochemical proxies aiming to reconstruct paleoenvironment
  • Biogenic components of Lake Balaton sediments, bivalves and Thecamoebidae
  • Limnogeology

Research projects

  • Participant of CRYPTIC project (OTKA 119208), financed by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office – NKFIH


  • “Certificate in Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing” awarded by the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Elsevier) in 2017 April.

Professional affiliations

  • Hungarian Geological Association, member
  • Hungarian Academy of Science, membership, lowest level
  • AAPG, American Association of Petroleum Geologists


  • Báldi, K., Velledits, F., Ćorić, S., Lemberkovics, V., Lőrincz, K. and Shevelev, M., 2017. Discovery of the Badenian evaporites inside the Carpathian Arc: implications for global climate change and Paratethys salinity. Geologica Carpathica, 68(3): 193-206.  https://doi.org/10.1515/geoca-2017-0015
  • Püspöki, Z., Hámor-Vidó, M., Pummer, T., Sári, K., Lendvay, P., Selmeczi, I., Detzky, G., Gúthy, T., Kiss, J., Kovács, Z., Prakfalvi, P., McIntosh, R.W., Buday-Bódi, E., Báldi, K. and Markos, G., 2017. A sequence stratigraphic investigation of a Miocene formation supported by coal seam quality parameters – Central Paratethys, N-Hungary. International Journal of Coal Geology, 179 (Supplement C): 196-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2017.05.016
  • Báldi, K, Hohenegger, J (2008): Paleoecology of benthic foraminifera of the Baden-Sooss section (Badenian, Middle Miocene, Vienna Basin, Austria) Geologica Carpathica, vol. 59/ 5/2008, pp 411-425 
  • Báldi, K (2006): Paleoceanography and climate of the Badenian Central Paratethys (Middle Miocene 16.4-13.0 Ma) based on foraminifera and stable isotope evidence. International Journal of Earth Sciences \ Geologische Rundschau, Springer vol. 95 pp 119–142. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs00531-005-0019-9
  • Báldi, K., Benkovics, L., Sztanó, O. (2002): Badenian (Middle Miocene) basin development in SW Hungary: geohistory based on quantitative paleobathymetry of foraminifera. International Journal of Earth Sciences \ Geologische Rundschau (Springer), vol. 91.,  pp.  490-504 https://doi.org/10.1007/s005310100226

Full publication list: MTMT, ResearchGate