Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biodiversity of Ecosystems

Levente Hufnagel

Szent István University

A pioneering researcher of global ecological problems, quantitative ecology, and research methodology, Editor-in-Chief of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, Head of Department of Applied Statistics at Szent István University.

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Sustainability Nature Conservation Environmental Protection Biodiversity Indices Measures Methodology Natural Ecosystems Agroecosystems Urban Ecosystems Ecosystem Ecology Food Webs Ecosystem Services

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About the book

In the maintenance and conservation of our planet's biodiversity, knowledge of ecological patterns and processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have outstanding importance. The reduction of ecosystem services plays a key role in the group of phenomena that is called the global ecological crisis. The survival of mankind and the sustainability of society depend on ecosystem services provided by natural ecosystems. Only a healthy biosphere is able to regulate the climate of the Earth and keep it in a range suitable for us.

After some methodological chapters and general ecosystem ecological approaches, we would like to collect of newest results of biodiversity research of natural ecosystems (forests, grasslands, deserts, freshwater habitats, marine habitats), agroecosystems (croplands, orchards, plantations, aquaculture, agroforestry) and urban habitats (cities, towns, parks, industrial areas, road network).

Through this book-project, we try to give a detailed and useful collection and a good report about the frontiers of this interesting and very important scientific area.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 9th 2021

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 for chapter proposals: March 9th 2021

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 8th 2021

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: July 27th 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.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: September 25th 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 Ph.D., 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 Ph.D., 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's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Ph.D. degree in Hydrobiology. He also graduated from Szent István University with a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Science.

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