Viktor TÓTH, PhD

BLI Department of Hidrobotany
head of department, research associate professor
toth.viktor [at]
+36 87 448-244 / 119
Brief description of the main scopes: 

I am doing research on ecological physiology of aquatic plants in freshwater environments. My research focuses on the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on growth, production and distribution of macrophytes. Thus during my studies I worked with effect of nutrients, light environment of water on submerged macrophytes. Interested in interclonal interspecific competition of macrophytes, and within plant morphological andphysiological variability and its ecological and evolutional significance.

Mostly studied species:

  • Phragmites australis
  • Potamogeton perfoliatus
  • Myriophyllum spicatum


Main profile in keywords: 
ecological physiology of macrophytes, macrophyte periphyton interaction, inter clonal competition, within-plant variability, effect of nutrient availability, optical properties of water, wave impact on morphology and photophysiological processes
Selected publications: 


P Villa, M Pinardi, VR Tóth, PD Hunter, R Bolpagni, M Bresciani (2017): Remote sensing of macrophyte morphological traits: implications for the management of shallow lakes Journal of Limnology More ››
VR Tóth, G Endre, S Kovács, M Présing, H Horváth (2017): Morphological and Genetic Variability of Myriophyllum spicatum in Different Shallow Water Bodies of Hungary Wetlands (2017) 37: 351 More ››



Palmer SCJ, Odermatt D, Hunter PD, Brockmann C, Présing M, Balzter H, Tóth VR (2015): Satellite remote sensing of phytoplankton phenology in Lake Balaton using 10 years of MERIS observations Remote Sensing of Environment 158(1): pp. 441-452. More ››
Palmer, S.C.J., Hunter, P.D., Lankester, T., Hubbard, S., Spyrakos, E., N. Tyler, A., Présing, M., Horváth, H., Lamb, A., Balzter, H., Tóth, V.R. (2015): Validation of Envisat MERIS algorithms for chlorophyll retrieval in a large, turbid and optically-complex shallow lake. Remote Sensing of Environment 157, 158–169 More ››
Stratoulias, D., Balzter, H., Sykioti, O., Zlinszky, A., Tóth, V. R. (2015): Evaluating Sentinel-2 for Lakeshore Habitat Mapping Based on Airborne Hyperspectral Data. Sensors, 15(9), 22956–22969. More ››
Stratoulias, D., Balzter, H., Zlinszky, A., Tóth, V. R. (2015): Assessment of ecophysiology of lake shore reed vegetation based on chlorophyll fluorescence, field spectroscopy and hyperspectral airborne imagery Remote Sensing of Environment, 157(0), 72–84. More ››


Palmer S C J, Pelevin V V, Goncharenko I, Kovács W A, Zlinszky A, Présing M, Horváth H, Nicolás-Perea V, Balzter H, Tóth VR (2013): Ultraviolet Fluorescence LiDAR (UFL) as a Measurement Tool for Water Quality Parameters in Turbid Lake Conditions Remote Sensing, 5.(9) pp. 4405-4422 More ››
Tóth VR, Vári Á. (2013): Impact of habitat environment on Potamogeton perfoliatus L. morphology and its within-plant variability in Lake Balaton. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 49: 149–155. More ››


Máthé C, Mosolygó Á, Surányi G, Beke A, Demeter Z, Tóth VR, Beyer D, Mészáros I, M-Hamvas M. (2012): Genotype and explant-type dependent morphogenesis and silicon response of common reed (Phragmites australis) tissue cultures. Aquatic Botany 97: 57–63. More ››
Tóth VR, Szabó K. (2012): Morphometric structural analysis of Phragmites australis stands in Lake Balaton. Annales de Limnologie-International Journal of Limnology 48: 241–251. More ››


Tóth VR, Herodek Sándor (2011): Seasonal shift of dominance in a submerged rooted macrophyte community of Lake Balaton Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 47. (2): pp. 141-150. More ››
Tóth VR, Vári Á, Lugossi Sz (2011): Morphological and photosynthetic acclimation of Potamogeton perfoliatus to different environments in Lake Balaton Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 40:(3) pp. 43-51. More ››