IAE Microalgal Working Group

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The Microalgal Working Group, headed by Gábor Borics Dsc. was established in 2011 as part of Tisza Research Department of the Ecological Centre (HU), located in Debrecen Hungary. The group focuses on basic and applied research in the field of planktic and benthic algae living in rivers and pond systems. Basic research activities of the group are devoted to understanding the relationship between the composition and biomass of microalgae and the main drivers. The applied research activities are linked to the implementation of Water Framework Directive in Hungary.

At present, the group is putting a strong focus on the accurate characterisation of morphological alga traits, using real-like 3D visualization of algae

Core research areas:
• phytoplankton based quality assessment of lakes and rivers
• metaphytic algae
• microalgal diversity
• impact of extreme climatic events on benthic algae
• morphological traits of microalgae
• phytoplankton composition and biomass in riverine ecosystems

Selected publications:


Borics Gábor, Gábor Várbíró, I Grigorszky, E Krasznai, S Szabó, Keve Tihamér Kiss (2007): A new evaluation of potamo-plankton for the assessmant of the ecological status of rivers. Arch Hydrobiol. Suppl. 161/3-4, Large Rivers 17: 465-486.