My main research interest is to understand and maintain patterns and processes of biological diversity; recently the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services are in my focus, mainly - but not exclusively - pollination conservation biological control and soil decomposition.
Committees and memberships
Since 2014 EASAC Environment Steering Panel, member
Since 2014 SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
Since 2013 Member of the IPBES Task Force on Knowledge, information and data
2015 - 2018 Lead author of the Europe and Central Asia Assessment of IPBES
2013 - 2014 member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES
2011 - 2014 Society for Conservation Biology – Europe Section, president
2011 - 2014 member of the Science Ethics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2005 - 2014 board member of the European Ecological Federation
2004 – 2006 president of the Hungarian Ecological Society
Since 2014 Member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Health and Sustainability
Since 2013 Editor of Conservation Letters
Since 2011 Member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Evidence
1999 - 2017 Editor-in-Chief of Természetvédelmi Közlemények (Hungarian journal of nature conservation)
2018, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2017, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2016, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2015, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2012, Glasgow chair, scientific committee, 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology
2011, Ávila member, scientific committee, 12nd European Ecological Federation’s Congress
2010, Edmonton co-chair, Scientific Committee, 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology.
2006, Eger chair, organising committee, 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology
2002, 2005, 2014, 2017 chair, organising committee, Hungarian Conservation Biology Congresses
Core member of the Ph.D School of Environmental Sciences, Szent István University.
Effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity for PhD and MSc students at the Szent István and Eötvös universities.