Boglárka SOMOGYI, PhD

research group leader, senior research fellow
somogyi.boglarka [at]
+36 87 448-244 / 129
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Studying the dynamics and interactions of aquatic photoautotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms. Determining the influence of underwater light climate on the phototrophic community in shallow lakes.
Picophytoplankton taxonomy and ecology. Unravelling the effect of environmental parameters on the presence, role and seasonal succession of picophytoplankton in shallow lakes (Lake Balaton, Lake Fertő/Neusiedlersee, shallow Hungarian soda ponds). Isolation and molecular identification of picoalgal strains. Physiological study (e.g. light- and temperature dependence) of the isolates.

Main profile in keywords: 
limnology, algology, phytoplankton, autotrophic picoplankton, microbial loop, ecology, diversity
Selected publications:


George S Bullerjahn, Robert Michael L McKay, Gábor Bernát, Ondřej Prášil, Lajos Vörös, Károly Pálffy, Nóra Tugyi, Boglárka Somogyi (2020): Community dynamics and function of algae and bacteria during winter in central European great lakes Journal of Great Lakes Research 46: 732–740


Szabó-Tugyi, Nóra ; Vörös, Lajos ; V.-Balogh, Katalin ; Botta-Dukát, Zoltán ; Bernát, Gábor ; Schmera, Dénes ; Somogyi, Boglárka (2019): Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs are highly abundant in hypertrophic and polyhumic waters FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY 95 : 8 Paper: fiz104


Somogyi B, Pálffy K, V.-Balogh K, Botta-Dukát Z, Vörös L (2017): Unusual behaviour of phototrophic picoplankton in turbid waters PLOS ONE 12: Paper e017431


Somogyi B, Felföldi T, V-Balogh K, Boros E, Pálffy K, Vörös L (2016): The role and composition of winter picoeukaryotic assemblages in shallow Central European great lakes Journal of Great Lakes Research 42(6): pp. 1420-1431.


Somogyi, B., L. Vörös, K. Pálffy, Gy. Székely, Cs. Bartha & Zs. Gy. Keresztes (2014): Picophytoplankton predominance in hypersaline lakes (Transylvanian Basin, Romania) Extremophiles 18(6): pp. 1075-1084.