István Mikó, Ph.D.

istvanI spent the first 18 years of my life in and around Baja, a charming Hungarian Danube town neighboured by the the largest continuous forest floodplains in Europe, the Gemenc. Beside housing Earth’s densest black stork population, my home region is famous for its relentless mosquitoes and an enormously high—at least in comparison to other central European regions—fish consumption (39 kg/year/capita). This environment predestinated me to somebody who not only admires but hopelessly try to understand nature’s morphological diversity (just think in how many fishes did I dissect in my life!).