The Balaton Limnological Research Institute in Tihany has one of the longest history of biological research in Hungary. Our main mission is to contribute to the general knowledge of humanity in the field of environmental sciences and specifically, limnology. We examine the aquatic flora and fauna of Lake Balaton and its basin, their spatial and temporal variation, nutrient cycles, and the natural environmental and anthropogenic effects that influence patterns and processes in freshwaters. Our research is also focused on the development of new ecological status evaluation methods, and the conservation of biodiversity and freshwater resources. We also actively take part in higher education. On the whole, we contribute to the better assessment, protection and management of freshwater habitats and their biota through basic and applied research to ensure sustainability goals in the Carpathian Basin.
Balaton Limnological Research Institute