Lukács Balázs András PhD

team leader, senior research fellow
IAE Department of Tisza Research
lukacs.balazs [at]
+36 52 509200/11633
+36 30 5459845
Brief description of the main scopes: 

I am a plant ecologist interested in the community ecology and biogeography of aquatic plants. In the recent years I quest the assembly rules of aquatic plants and assess the role of functional traits in aquatic plant species response to environmental factors. My current research covers the field of species invasion, diversity analyses and functional traits. I maintained my interests in the ecology of orchids and endangered terrstrial plants.

My current research fields /

  • Floristic and diversity ecological assessment of the rivers and stagnant waters of the Tisza river basin.
  • Investigation of the functional traits and assambly rules of exotic and native seaweed species.
  • Ecological status assessment of surface waters, development of assessment methods.
  • Floristic and diversity ecological assessment. of running and standing waters of the Tisza river basin
  • Taxonomy book of seaweeds project
  • Main profile in keywords: 
    macrophyton, botany, plant ecology, invasive species, functional traits, diversity
    Selected publications:


    Szabó S., Peeters ETHM, Borics G., Veres Sz., Nagy P.T., Lukács B.A. (2020): The ecophysiological response of two invasive submerged plants to light and nitrogen. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE


    Laczkó L.#, Lukács B.A.#, Mesterházy A., Molnár V.A. & Sramkó G. (2019): Is Nymphaea lotus var. thermalis a Tertiary relict in Europe? AQUATIC BOTANY 155: 1-4 #joint first author
    Lukács B.A., E.-Vojtkó A., Erős T., Molnár V.A., Szabó S. & Götzenberger, L. (2019): Carbon forms, nutrients and water velocity filter hydrophyte and river-bank species differently: A trait-based study. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 30(3): 471–484.
    Szabó, S., Peters, E., Roijackers, R., Várbíró, G., Borics, G. & Lukács, B.A. (2019): Phenotypic plasticity as a clue for the invasion success of the submerged aquatic plant Elodea nuttallii PLANT BIOLOGY 21: 54–63.


    Lukács B A, Sramkó G, Molnár V A. (2013): Plant diversity and conservation value of continental temporary pools. Biological Conservation 158: pp. 393-400.