Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Natural History and Ecology of Mexico and Central America

Levente Hufnagel

Szent István University

As the supervisor of several Ph.D., BSc, and MSc theses, and as editor-in-chief of an international scientific journal indexed by Web of Science and Scopus, dr.Hufnagel has broad supervising and editing experience.


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About the book

Mexico and Central America is a very special, interesting and important region also from faunistic, floristic and ecological viewpoints.

In the maintenance and conservation of our planet's biodiversity, knowledge of current biogeographical patterns, Earth-historical changes, speciation or invasion processes, flora, fauna, natural history, and ecology have outstanding importance. Many areas of biodiversity are still completely undiscovered nowadays. The ecological effects of global climate change also have a significant impact on biodiversity, flora, and fauna, through biogeographical patterns. Pure and applied biogeography is the study of the spatial and temporal distribution of taxa (flora, fauna, and microbiome), life forms, communities, biomes and natural or human-influenced ecosystems of our planet in different spatial and temporal scales.

In this book titled "Natural History and Ecology of Mexico and Central America" we would like to collect the biological, environmental, geographical and applied science results of the research of this very interesting, beautiful and great region.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 24th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 20th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 8th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: April 9th 2021

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About the editor

Levente Hufnagel

Szent István University

Dr. Levente Hufnagel is an associate professor at Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary, in climate change and ecosystem ecology, biogeography, biometrics, and ecological research methodology. He has over 20 years of experience 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 broad supervising and editing experience. Dr Hufnagel graduated from Eötvös Lorand University with a Master degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a PhD degree in Hydrobiology. He also graduated from Szent István University with a PhD degree in Agricultural Science.

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