Dr. Levente Hufnagel is an associate professor and senior researcher at Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary, in pure and applied zoology (oribatid mites and entomology), ecology, biogeography, biometrics, and ecological research methodology. He has over 20 years of experience at leading Hungarian academic institutions teaching PhD, MSc and BSc students from various social and cultural backgrounds. He has more than 160 scientific publications (in both aquatic and terrestrial ecological aspects of plants, animals and microbes, at community as well as population level) and more than 700 independent citations. As a participant of several big ecological research and development projects, he has significant experience in multidisciplinary cooperations (with more than 180 coauthors in different publications). As the supervisor of several PhD, BSc and MSc theses, and as editor-in-chief of an international scientific journal indexed by Web of Science and Scopus, he has wide supervising and editing experience. Dr Hufnagel graduated from Eötvös Lorand University with Master degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and PhD degree in Hydrobiology, he also graduated from Szent István University with PhD degree in Agricultural Science.