Dr Enikõ Magyari is a Senior Research Scientist at the Paleontology Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Hungarian Natural History Museum. She has an M.Sc. in Biology/Ecology and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Following on from her Ph.D., Dr  Magyari joined the Natural Science Research Group of the Mátra Museum, then took up a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Newcastle. Between 2004-2007 she was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Durham University, and in 2007 she joined Paleontology Resarch Group.

Her research focuses on the last glacial and Holocene vegetation dynamics of Hungary and SE Europe. Current projects include the investigation of (1) ecosystem response to rapid climate changes in the SE Carpathians and the palaeo-environmental record of Late Glacial and (2) Holocene landscape transformations brought about by agriculture and pastoralism in two large river basins in Europe: the Tisza lowlands in E Hungary and the Maritsa lowlands in SE Bulgaria and NW Turkey.

Contact information

e-mail: emagyari_et_caesar.elte.hu

Postal address:
MTA-MTM-ELTE Research Group for Paleontology
Department of Physical and Applied Geology,
Eötvös University
Pázmány Péter stny. 1/C, Budapest, H-1117 Hungary


Research techniques include fossil pollen analysis, plant macrofossil analysis, microscopic charcoal analysis and ancient DNA analysis. In collaboration with other researchers the investigated lake and peat bog sediments are also subjected to radiocarbon, geochemical, testate amoebae, chironomid, cladocera and silicaceous algae analyses.