Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest

Mihai I Pop

Position: Researcher

Research interests:

  • Wildlife ecology
  • Human-wildlife conflicts

Research projects:

  • A systematic analysis of the social and landscape drivers of human-wildlife coexistence (URBANWILD). Project number: PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2019. Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), Principal Investigator
  • Incorporating sources of uncertainty in large carnivore management and conservation in Romania. Project number: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0058, Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS-UEFISCDI, Research Assistant

Relevant publications:

  • Popescu V., Pop M., Chiriac S., Rozylowicz L. (2019) Romanian carnivores at a crossroads. Science 364 (6445): 1041.
  • Pop, M. I., Iosif, R., Miu, I. V., Rozylowicz, L. and Popescu, V. D. (2018), Combining resource selection functions and home-range data to identify habitat conservation priorities for brown bears. Animal Conservation, 21: 352-362. doi:10.1111/acv.12399
  • Pop I.M., Bereczky L., Chiriac S., Iosif R., Nita A., Popescu V.D., Rozylowicz L. (2018) Movement ecology of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in the Romanian Eastern Carpathians, Nature Conservation 26: 15-31, doi: 10.3897/natureconservation.26.22955.
  • Popescu, V.D., Artelle, K., Pop M., Manolache S., and Rozylowicz L. (2016) Assessing biological realism of wildlife population estimates in data-poor systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(4): 1248-1259
  • Popescu V.D., Iosif R., Pop M.I., Chiriac S., Bouroș G., Furnas B.J. (2017) Integrating sign surveys and telemetry data for estimating brown bear (Ursus arctos) density in the Romanian Carpathians. Ecology and Evolution, 7(18): 7134-7144 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3177

Contact: mihai.pop[at]drd.unibuc.ro