Ádám Kiss, Ákos Monoki, Fanni Takács & Tamás Székely

Ádám Kiss is a park ranger/conservation unit manager at Hortobágy National Park Directorate. He is a PhD student at the University of Debrecen, studying the conservation biology, habitat characteristics, and nest survival of the collared pratincole in agricultural environments in Hungary. His research interests are focused on the conservation of ground-nesting species breeding in arable habitats, and the organization of conservation projects with local farmers through cooperation.

Tamás Székely is an Honorary Professor, Professor and the Director of the Debrecen Biodiversity Research Centre at Debrecen University, an external member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Bath, UK. Tamás is an evolutionary and conservation biologist with a long-standing interest in behaviour, ecology and evolution, and extensive research experience in sexual selection, mating system evolution, sex ratio theory and wetland conservation. He established Maio Biodiversity Foundation, an NGO in West Africa, in 2010 and has won the Humboldt Award and the Wolfson Merit Award of The Royal Society.

Fanni Takács is a research assistant of two shorebird conservation projects at Debrecen University. As a hydrobiologist her research interests include wetland habitat restoration and conservation, human-wildlife conflict, passive wildlife monitoring techniques and mating system evolution in shorebird species. Her experience in project management turned her attention towards science communication, and she is now actively involved in events and expos for furthering useful relationships between researchers and the public.

Ákos Monoki is a park ranger/Közép-Tisza-Jászság Head department of Hortobágy National Park Directorate. He is dedicated to the research and preservation of the collared pratincole, and also advocates for the protection of the remaining wetlands in the Nagykunság region of Hungary. Ákos researches other bird species in Hungary, such as the long-eared owl and the ferruginous duck.