My main interest is in the key nodes of various biological networks, including food webs (keystone species), landscape graphs (key habitats and corridors) and animal social networks (linking group structure to group dynamics) - but also protein-protein and microbial interaction networks. The ultimate question, in all these cases, is how to link parts to the whole.
NEWS: Learn more about keystone species complexes and an important sea urchin species in Ortiz et al. 2017:
NEWS: A refreshing study on the organization of New Delhi city parks (Paul et al. 2017):
NEWS: In December 2017, the book of the 4th Food Web Symposium (Germany, 2013) will be out!!! This is a great series of books published once every ten years, presenting the latest development of food web research. I contributed to three chapters in it.
NEWS: starting in 2016, I am co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Community Ecology (with Prof János Podani). If you have some nice output in the field of community ecology, submit your paper to us!
What else is still important? In the past I was Branco Weiss Fellow of Society in Science @ Zürich, Switzerland, principal investigator at Microsoft Research @ Trento, Italy and Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin @ Berlin, Germany. These cities are eternal loves - even if the first fellowship was realized at Collegium Budapest @ Budapest, Hungary. I was the chief organizer of the 7th ECEM conference (Riva del Garda, Italy, 2011) of ISEM and the 1st International Conference on Community Ecology (Budapest, Hungary, 2017). Some key media appearances: I acted in the movie Nexus (produced by Csaba Szekeres, 2008), I was finalist in FameLAB Trentino (2013) and in September 2011, I was the researcher of the month in the Italian magazine Le Scienze.