IAE Department of Danube's Diversity
engloner.attila [at]
+36 1 372-2500 / 1711
Brief description of the main scopes: 
  • Fundamental and applied plant ecological research with special focus on:
  • - distribution, abundance, phenetic and genetic diversity of macrophytes in various aquatic environments;
  • - reed die-back and colonization;
  • - plant adaptations to water supply in aquatic and terrestrial habitats;
  • - microbial composition of biofilm formed on aquatic macrophytes and the surrounding water body;
  • - environmental DNA-based analysis of aquatic ecosystems;
  • - effect of climate change on water quality and aquatic ecosystems of the Danube River;
  • - Szigetköz monitoring
  • - Joint Danube Survey

Awards and scholarships

  • 2005-2006: Zoltán Magyary Research Scholarship - Found for Hungarian Education and Research
  • 2004 Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for Young Scientists
  • 1995 Medal of the Faculty of Sciences of Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen
  • 1994 1st prize, 4th Enviromental Conference of Hungarian Undergraduates
  • 1994 prize of Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies

Main profile in keywords: 
aquatic macrophytes, reed die-back and colonization, Hungarian Water Research Programme
Selected publications:



Engloner A I, Major Á. (2011): Clonal diversity of Phragmites australis propagating along water depth gradient. Aquat. Bot. 49: pp. 172-176.



Podani J, Engloner A, Major Á. (2009): Multilevel comparison of dendrograms: a new method with an application for genetic classifications. Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol 8(1): pp. 1-14. Article 22.