Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest

Andreea Nita

Position: Senior Researcher

Research interests:

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Conservation Biology

Research projects:

  • 2019-2023: Active measures to protect and conserve biodiversity and landscape in the Iron Gates Natural Park, SMIS 117515, POIM OS4, project coordinator
  • 2019-2023: Appropriate management of invasive species in Romania, in accordance with EU Regulation 1143/2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species, SMIS 120008, POIM OS4, team member
  • February – June 2019, Fulbright Senior Award, Ohio State University USA, principal investigator
  • 2017-2019: A social network approach for assessing sustainability of traditionally managed grasslands in a policy-driven management context, PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0483, UEFISCDI, co-principal investigator
  • 2017-2019: Argos based applications for real time wildlife monitoring in Romania, PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-0568, UEFISCDI, Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2015-2017: Integrating social network theory into systematic conservation planning, PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1039, UEFISCDI, Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2012-2013: Landscape integration in the procedure of environmental impact assessment, Swiss Scientific Exchange Programme, Sciex-NMS 12.139. Project coordinator.


  • Hossu C.A., Oliveira E., Nita A. (2022) Streamline democratic values in planning systems: a study of participatory practices in European strategic spatial planning. Habitat International 129: 102675
  • Gavrilidis A.A., Nita A, Rozylowicz L. (2022) Past local industrial disasters and involvement of NGOs stimulate public participation in transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment. Journal of Environmental Management 324: 116271
  • Nita A., Hossu C.A., Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C. (2022) A review of the quality of environmental impact statements with a focus on urban projects from Romania, Ecological Informatics 101723
  • Patru-Stupariu I., Nita A. (2022) Impacts of the European Landscape Convention on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Landscape Ecology 37, 1211–1225
  • Nita A., Fineran S., Rozylowicz L. (2022) Researchers’ perspective on the main strengths and weaknesses of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 92, 106690
  • Mitincu C.G., Ioja I.C., Hossu C.A., Artmann M., Nita A., Nita M.R. (2021) Licensing sustainability related aspects in Strategic Environmental Assessment. Evidence from Romania’s urban areas. Land Use Policy 108, 105572.
  • Mirea M.D., Manolache S., Pioarca-Ciocanea C.M., Nita A., Miu I.V., Popescu V.D., Brodie B.S., Dragomir M.I., Militaru I., Chiriac S., Rozylowicz L. (2021) Conservation of saproxylic beetles in the Carpathians. Research Ideas and Outcomes 7, e63874
  • Pătru-Stupariu I., Hossu C.A., Grădinaru S.R., Nita A., Stupariu M.S., Huzui-Stoiculescu A., Gavrilidis A.A. (2020). A Review of Changes in Mountain Land Use and Ecosystem Services: From Theory to Practice. Land 9(9), 336.
  • Pătru-Stupariu I., Nita A., Mustăţea M., Huzui-Stoiculescu A., Fürst C. (2020). Using social network methodological approach to better understand human–wildlife interactions. Land Use Policy 99, 105009.
  • Manolache S., Nita A., Hartel T., Miu I.V., Ciocanea C.M., Rozylowicz L. (2020) Governance networks around grasslands with contrasting management history. Journal of Environmental Management 273, 11115
  • Hartel T., Nita A., Rozylowicz L. (2020) Understanding human-nature connections through value networks: the case of ancient wood-pastures of Central Romania, Sustainability Science 15, 1357–1367
  • Panzaru M.D.R., Ioja I.C., Nita A. (2020) Are Nature-based Solutions a new approach in post-industrial regeneration projects?, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 15, 179 – 188.
  • Gavrilidis A.A., Nita A., Niculae M.I. (2020) Assessing the Potential Conflict Occurrence Due to Metropolitan Transportation Planning: A Proposed Quantitative Approach. Sustainability 12, 527.
  • Nita A. (2019) Empowering impact assessments knowledge and international research collaboration – a bibliometric analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment Review journal. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 78:106283.
  • Nita A., Hartel T., Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Miu I.V., Rozylowicz L. (2019) Who is researching biodiversity hotspots in Eastern Europe? A case study on the grasslands in Romania. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217638.
  • Badiu D.L., Nita A., Ioja I.C., Niță M.R. (2019) Disentangling the connections: a network analysis of approaches to urban green infrastructure, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 41: 211-220.
  • Rozylowicz L., Nita A., Manolache S., Popescu V.D., Hartel T. (2019) Navigating protected areas networks for improving diffusion of conservation practices. Journal of Environmental Management 230: 413-421.
  • Rozylowicz L., Bodescu F.P., Ciocanea C.M., Gavrilidis A.A., Manolache S., Matache M.L., Miu I.V., Moale I.C., Nita A., Popescu V.D. (2019) Empirical analysis and modeling of Argos Doppler location errors in Romania. PeerJ 7:e6362.
  • Nita A., Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Rozylowicz L. (2019) Real-World Application of Ego-Network Analysis to Evaluate Environmental Management Structures. In: Karampelas P., Kawash J., Özyer T. (eds) From Security to Community Detection in Social Networking Platforms. ASONAM 2017. Lecture Notes in Social Networks. Springer, Cham, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11286-8_1
  • Miu I.V., Chisamera G.B., Popescu V.D., Iosif R., Nita A., Manolache S., Gavril V.D., Cobzaru I., Rozylowicz L. (2018) Conservation priorities for terrestrial mammals in Dobrogea region, Romania. Zookeys 792: 133-158.
  • Nita A., Ciocanea C.M., Manolache S., Rozylowicz L. (2018) A network approach for understanding opportunities and barriers to effective public participation in the management of protected areas. Social Network Analysis and Mining 8:31
  • Manolache S., Nita A., Ciocanea C.M., Popescu V.D., Rozylowicz L. (2018) Power, influence and structure in Natura 2000 governance networks. A comparative analysis of two protected areas in Romania. Journal of Environmental Management, 212: 54–64.
  • 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.
  • Rozylowicz L., Nita A., Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Popescu V.D. (2017) Recipe for success: A network perspective of partnership in nature conservation. Journal for Nature Conservation 38: 21-29.
  • Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Rozylowicz L., Nita A. (2017), Natura 2000 in Romania – A Decade of Governance Challenges. European Journal of Geography 8(2): 24-34.
  • Nita A., Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Rozylowicz, L. (2017) A social network approach to diagnose public participation in protected areas management. Insights from a Natura 2000 case study. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining: 771-774. doi: 10.1145/3110025.3110124
  • Nita A., Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Rozylowicz, L. (2017) Characterizing protected areas management using ego-networks. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining: 642-643. doi: 10.1145/3110025.3110079
  • Nita A., Rozylowicz L., Manolache S., Ciocanea C.M., Miu I., Popescu V.D. (2016) Collaboration Networks in Applied Conservation Projects across Europe, PLOS ONE, 11(10) e0164503.
  • Nita A. (2016) Integrarea peisajului în procedura de Evaluare a Impactului asupra Mediului, Editura Etnologica, ISBN: 978-606-8830-09-4
  • Nita A., Butler A., Rozylowicz L., Pătru-Stupariu I. (2015) Perception and use of landscape concepts in the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment: Case study Switzerland and Romania. Land Use Policy 44:145–152.
  • Stoiculescu R.C., Huzui A.E., Gavrilidis A., Nita A., Pătru-Stupariu I., Călin I., Cuciulan A. (2014) What is the spatial link between the Roman civilisation and cultural landscape in Romania? Journal of Maps 10 (2), 297 – 307.

Contact: andreea.nita[at]cc.unibuc.ro


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