See my alternative pages also here and here and here.


 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.


I am group leader and scientific adviser at the Danube Research Institute, MTA Center for Ecological Research in Budapest, Hungary.

Also, I am research associate at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Napoli, Italy.


Three recent papers of us (with the finest collaborators from Roma, Napoli, Taipei and Antofagasta):



The book of the 4th Food Web Symposium (Germany, 2013) is 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 (nice cover, yes):


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! It can be Research Article, Forum, Short Communication, Review, as you feel.



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Do not be shy to buy this book co-edited by the late Professor Jörgensen and me:



...or this really exciting one on Natural Security (I wrote a chapter):



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.


I am editor for these journals: Scientific Reports / Ecology Letters / Community Ecology / Journal of Complex Networks / Food Webs / Current Conservation




Ferenc Jordán

Danube Research Institute
MTA Centre for Ecological Research
Karolina út 29., H-1113 Budapest, Hungary

SKYPE: jordan2ferenc