Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest



Mirea M.D., Miu I.V., Popescu V.D., Brodie B.S., Chiriac S., Rozylowicz L. (2024) Priority conservation areas for protected saproxylic beetles in Romania under current and future climate scenarios. Biodiversity and Conservation

Rozylowicz L., Popescu V.D., Mirea M.D., Manolache S., Miu I.V., Nita A., Pindaru L.C., Bancila R.I. (2024) WildPop: an interactive tool for estimating occupancy and abundance of wildlife populations. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 19(2) 321-328

Dragan O., Rozylowicz L., Ureche D., Falka I., Cogalniceanu D. (2024) Invasive fish species in Romanian freshwater. A review of over 100 years of occurrence reports. Neobiota

Fanaru G., Petrovan S.O., Bancila R.I., Vizireanu M.G., Dragan O., Vlad S.E., Rozylowicz L., Cogalniceanu D. (2024) Nesting ecology and confirmed breeding of the invasive pond slider Trachemys scripta in an urban environment, Romania. European Journal of Wildlife Research 70, 61.

Hossu C.A., Artmann M., Saito T., van Lierop M., Ioja C.I., Pauleit S. (2024) Understanding residents’ engagement for the protection of urban green spaces by enriching the value-belief-norm theory with relational values—A case study of Munich (Germany). People and Nature, 1-18.

Anastasiu P., Miu I.V., Gavrilidis A.A., Preda C., Rozylowicz L., Sirbu C., Oprea A., Urziceanu M., Camen-Comanescu P., Nagoda E., Memedemin D., Barbos M., Boruz V., Cislariu A., Don I., Fagaras M., Frink P.J., Georgescu I.M., Haruta O.I., Hurdu B.I., Matis A., Milanovici S., Muncaciu S, Neacsu A.G., Neblea M., Nicolin A.L., Niculescu M., Oroian S., Pop O.G., Radutoiu D.I., Samarghitan M., Simion I., Soare L.C., Steiu C., Stoianov E., Strat D., Szabo A., Szatmari P.M., Tanase C., Mirea M.D., Manta N., Sirbu I.M. (2024) Alien plant species distribution in Romania: a nationwide survey following the implementation of the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation. Biodiversity Data Journal 12: e119539.

Vijulie I., Preda M., Nita A., Tudoricu A. (2024) Opportunities to Capitalize on Transylvanian Wood Pastures through Nature-Based Tourism: A Case Study of Viscri Village, Brașov County, Romania. Forests 15(4):704.

Connolly A., Popescu V.D. (2024) Trends in anuran occupancy dynamics in a forested landscape in southeastern Ohio. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 19:48–62

Dyck M.A., Uhrig G., Spear S.F., Iosif R., Popescu, V.D. (2024). First density estimates for a recovering bobcat population in Ohio using DNA from scat. Population Ecology

Urziceanu M., Rozylowicz L., Stefanescu D., Anastasiu P. (2024) Monitoring plant diversity in wind farm areas: an approach to early detection of alien plant species. Conservation Science and Practice e13109

Rozylowicz L., Popescu V.D., Manolache S.,  Nita A., Gradinaru S.R., Mirea M.D., Bancila R.I. (2024) Occupancy and N-mixture modeling applications in ecology: a bibliometric analysis. Global Ecology and Conservation e02838


Gavrilidis A.A., Zakerhaghighi K., Popa A.M., Akbarian S.Z., Onose D.A., Grădinaru S.R., Slave A.R. (2023) Perceptions of cultural ecosystem services provision by small public urban green spaces: perspectives from different cultural backgrounds. Urban Ecosystems

Kaunert M.D., Brown R.K., Spear S., Johantgen P.B., Popescu V.D. (2023). Restoring eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis) populations through translocation of headstarted individuals. Population Ecology

Blakeman E., Wilson A. B., Romer S., Olin E., Scott C., Popescu V.D., Brodie B. (2023). Passively crowdsourcing images online for measuring broad-scale fly (Diptera) floral interactions and biodiversity. Journal of Pollination Ecology 33, 180–193.

Pindaru C.L., Nita A., Niculae I.M., Manolache, S., Rozylowicz L. (2023) More streamlined and targeted. A comparative analysis of the 7th and 8th Environment Action Programmes guiding European environmental policy. Heliyon e19212

Caro-Gonzalez A.L., Nita A., Toro J., Zamorano M. (2023) From procedural to transformative: A review of the evolution of effectiveness in EIA. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 103: 107256

Dyck M. A.Shoemaker K. T.Dennison C. C., Popescu V. D. (2023) Simulated effects of roadkill and harvest on the viability of a recovering bobcat population. Journal of Wildlife Management, e22460.

Mitincu C.G., Gradinaru S.R., Ioja I.C., Hartel T., van Lierop M., Hossu C.A. (2023) The public consultation is open: insights from Urban Green Infrastructure planning in Romania, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 127985

Harman K.E., Omlor K., Popescu V.D. (2023) Evaluating fence-end treatments for migratory amphibians. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1008462

Pop M.I.Gradinaru S.R.Popescu V.D.Haase D., Ioja C.I. (2023) Emergency-Line Calls as an Indicator to Assess Human–Wildlife Interaction in Urban Areas. Ecosphere 14(2): e4418

Gradinaru S.R., Paraschiv M., Ioja C.I., Vliet J.V. (2023). Conflicting interests between local governments and the European target of no net land take. Environmental Science & Policy: 142 1–11

Pop M.I.Dyck M.A.Chiriac S.Lajos B.Szabo S.Ioja C.I., Popescu V.D. (2023) Predictors of brown bear predation events on livestock in the Romanian Carpathians. Conservation Science and Practice: e12884

Popa C.L., Dontu S.I., Carstea E.M., Ioja I.C., Florescu L.I., Dumitrache A.C., Vanau G., Popa A.M., Moldoveanu M. (2023) Land use impact on the levels of fluorescent dissolved organic matter, phytoplankton and zooplankton in urban lakes. Limnologica 99: 126062

Niță M.R., Mitincu C.G., Nita A. (2023) A river runs through it? Exploring the contestation of Environmental Impact Assessment procedures for small hydropower projects. Energy Research & Social Science 96: 102943

Mitincu C.G.Niță M.R., Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Nita A. (2023) Stakeholders’ involvement in the planning of nature-based solutions: A network analysis approach. Environmental Science & Policy 14: 69-79

Slave R.A., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Grădinaru S.R., Petrișor A.I., Hersperger A. (2023) Assessing Public Opinion Using Self-Organizing Maps. Lessons from Urban Planning in Romania. Landscape and Urban Planning 231: 104641.

Pindaru L.C., Nita M.R. (2023) Methods of Including Invasive Species Research in Urban Planning – A Case Study on Ailanthus altissima. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 32(1): 689-704.

Grădinaru S.R., Onose D.A., Oliveira E., Slave A.R., Popa A.M., Gavrilidis A.A. (2023) Equity in urban greening: Evidence from strategic planning in Romania, Landscape and Urban Planning 230: 104614


Popa A.M., Ioja I.C., Onose D.A., Nita M.R. (2022) Evaluating the Integration of Nature-Based Solutions Concept in Strategic Urban Planning in Romania, Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning: 81-94

Gavrilidis A.A., Popa A.M., Onose D. A. Gradinaru S.R. (2022) Planning small for winning big: Small urban green space distribution patterns in an expanding city. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening: 127787

Neagu A.C., Manolache S., Rozylowicz L. (2022) The drums of war are beating louder: Media coverage of brown bears in Romania. Nature Conservation 50: 65-84

Popa A.M., Onose D.A., Șandric I.C., Dosiadis, E.A., Petropoulos, G.P., Gavrilidis A.A. Faka A. (2022), Using GEOBIA and vegetation indices to assess small urban green areas in two climatic regions, Remote Sensing 14 (19): 4888

Pânzaru D.M.R., Iojă I.C., Pleșoianu A.I., Hossu C.A., Diaconu D.C. (2022) Nature-based solutions for urban waters in Romanian cities. Nature-Based Solutions 2: 100036

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

Popa A.M., Iojă I.C., Niță M.R., Onose D.A. (2022), Urban Sustainability Assessment of Romanian Cities, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 17(2): 373–385

Sirbu C., Miu I.V., Gavrilidis A.A., Gradinaru S.R., Niculae M.I., Preda C., Oprea A., Urziceanu M., Camen-Comanescu P., Nagoda E., Sirbu I.M., Memedemin D., Anastasiu P. (2022) Distribution and pathways of introduction of invasive alien plant species in Romania, NeoBiota 75: 1-21

Stoia N.L., Nita M.R., Popa A.M., Ioja I.C. (2022) The green walk—An analysis for evaluating the accessibility of urban green spaces. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 75: 127685.

Eros N., Torok Z., Hossu C.A., Reti K.O., Malos C., Kecskes P., Morariu S.D., Benedek J., Hartel T. (2022) Assessing the sustainability related concepts of Urban Development Plans in Easter Europe: a case study of Romania, Sustainable Cities and Society 85: 104070

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

Kaim D., Ziolkowska E., Grădinaru S.R., Pazur R. (2022) Assessing the suitability of urban-oriented land cover products for mapping rural settlements, International Journal of Geographical Information Science

Florescu L.I., Moldoveanu M.M., Catana R.D., Pacesila I., Dumitrache A., Gavrilidis A.A., Ioja C.I. (2022) Assessing the Effects of Phytoplankton Structure on Zooplankton Communities in Different Types of Urban Lakes. Diversity 14(3):231

Dyck M., Iosif R., Promberger B., Promberger C., Popescu V.D. (2022) Dracula’s ménagerie: A multispecies occupancy analysis of lynx, wildcat, and wolf in the Romanian Carpathians. Ecology and Evolution 12:e8921

Thompson C., Sweeney M.R., Popescu V.D. (2022) Carryover effects of pesticide exposure and pond drying on performance, behavior, and sex ratios in a pool breeding amphibian. Journal of Zoology 317, 229–240

Patru-Stupariu I., Nita A. (2022) Impacts of the European Landscape Convention on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Landscape Ecology 37, 1211–1225

Yinqiu J., Baker C.C.M., Popescu V.D., Wang J., Wu C., Wang Z., Li Y., Wang L., Hua C., Yang C., Xu C.C.Y., Wen Q., Pierce N.E., Yu D.W. (2022) Measuring protected-area effectiveness using vertebrate distributions from leech iDNA. Nature Communications 13(1): 1555

Geue J., Rotter P.J., Gross C., Benko Z., Kovacs I., Fantana C., Veres-Szaszka J., Domsa C., Baltag E., Daroczi S.J., Bone G.M.,  Popescu V.D., Thomassen H.A. (2022) Limited reciprocal surrogacy of bird and habitat diversity and inconsistencies in their representation in Romanian protected areas. Plos ONE 17(2): e0251950

Iosif R., Popescu V.D., Ungureanu L., Serban C., Dyck M.A., Promberger-Furpass B. (2022). Eurasian lynx density and habitat use in one of Europe’s strongholds, the Romanian Carpathians. Journal of Mammalogy 103, 415–424

Dyck M.A., Wyza E., Popescu V.D. (2022). When carnivores collide: a review of studies exploring the competitive interactions between bobcats Lynx rufus and coyotes Canis latrans. Mammal Review 52, 52-66

Vasilescu A.G., Nita M.R., Patru-Stupariu I. (2022), Methods for identifying the benefits associated with urban green infrastructures at different urban scales. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 17(1), 69–80.

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

Sîrbu C., Anastasiu P., Urziceanu M., Camen-Comănescu P., Sîrbu M.I., Popa A.M., Iojă I.C., Gavrilidis A.A., Oprea, A. (2021), Invasive alien plant species in Romania of European Union concern, Environmental & Socio-economic Studies, 9, 4: 32-44

Popescu V.D., Kenyon M., Brown R.K., Dyck M.A., Prange S., Peterman W.E., Dennison C. (2021), Habitat connectivity and resource selection in an expanding bobcat (Lynx rufus) population. PeerJ 9:e12460

Niță M.R., Arsene M., Barbu G., Cus A.G., Ene M., Serban R.M., Stama C.M., Stoia L.N. (2021), Using Social Media Data to Evaluate Urban Parks Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(20), 10860

Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Mitincu C.G., Artmann M., Hersperger A.M. (2021) Assessing planning implementation using the conformance and performance approach: The case of Romania’s local environmental action plans, Journal of Environmental Management 299, 113680

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.

Avram S., Cipu C., Corpade A.M., Gheorghe C.A., Manta N., Niculae M.I., Pascu I.S., Szép R.E., Rodino S. (2021) GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Analysis Method for Assessment of Lake Ecosystems Degradation—Case Study in Romania. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, 5915

Popescu V.D., Pop M.I., Rozylowicz L. (2021) Trophy hunting undermines public trust. Science 372 (6546), 1049

Harmoinen J., von Thaden A., Aspi J., Kvist L., Cocchiararo B., Jarausch A., Gazzola A., Sin T., Lohi H., Hytonen M.K., Kojola I. (2021) Reliable wolf-dog hybrid detection in Europe using a reduced SNP panel developed for non-invasively collected samples. BMC Genomics 22(1), 1-15

Vari A., Podschun S.A. Eros T., Hein T., Pataki B., Ioja I.C., Adamescu C.M., Gerhardt A., Gruber T., Dedic A., Ciric M., Gavrilovic B., Baldi, A. (2021). Freshwater systems and ecosystem services: Challenges and chances for cross-fertilization of disciplines. Ambio

Urziceanu M., Anastasiu P., Rozylowicz L., Sesan T. (2021) Local-scale impact of wind energy farms on rare, endemic, and threatened plant species. PeerJ 9, e11390

Sweeney M.R, Thompson C.M., Popescu V.D. (2021) Sub‐lethal, Behavioral, and Developmental Effects of the Neonicotinoid Pesticide Imidacloprid on Larval Wood Frogs (Rana sylvatica). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 40, 1838-1847

Niculae M.I., Avram S., Corpade A.M., Dedu S., Gheorghe C. A., Pascu I. S., Ontel I., Rodino S. (2021). Evaluation of the quality of lentic ecosystems in Romania by a GIS based WRASTIC model. Scientific Reports 11(1), 5361.

Pamukcu-Albers P., Ugolini F., La Rosa D., Gradinaru S.R., Azevedo J.C., Wu J. (2021) Building green infrastructure to enhance urban resilience to climate change and pandemics. Landscape Ecology 36, 665–673.

Wagner R.B., Brune C.R., Popescu V.D. (2021). Snakes on a Lane: Road Type and Edge Habitat Predict Hotspots of Snake Road Mortality. Journal for Nature Conservation 61, 125978

Thompson C.M., Popescu V.D. (2021) Complex hydroperiod induced carryover responses for survival, growth, and endurance of a pond-breeding amphibian. Oecologia 195, 1071–1081

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

Hersperger A.M., Gradinaru S.R., Pierri Daunt A.B., Imhof C.S., Fan P. (2021) Landscape ecological concepts in planning: review of recent developments. Landscape Ecology 36, 2329–2345

Ioja I.C., Badiu D.L., Haase D., Hossu C.A., Nita M.R. (2021) How about water? Urban blue infrastructure management in Romania, Cities 110, 103084

Goddard M., Davies Z., Guenat S. […], Ioja I.C., [….] Dallimer, M. (2021) A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5, 219–230

Stanescu F., Rozylowicz L., Tudor M., Cogalniceanu D. (2020) Alien vertebrates in Romania – a review. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 72(4), 583-595

Cheval S., Popa A.M., Sandric I., Ioja I.C. Exploratory analysis of cooling effect of urban lakes on land surface temperature in Bucharest (Romania) using Landsat imagery, Urban Climate, 34, 100696

Miu I.V., Rozylowicz L., Popescu V.D., Anastasiu P. (2020) Identification of areas of very high biodiversity value to achieve the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 key commitments. PeerJ 8, e10067

Niță M.R., Ioja C.I. (2020). Environmental conflicts in the context of the challenging urban nature. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 15(2), 471–479.

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

Hersperger A.M., Grădinaru S. R., Siedentop S. (2020). Towards a better understanding of land conversion at the urban-rural interface: planning intentions and the effectiveness of growth management. Journal of Land Use Science 15, 644-651

Kronenberg J., Haase A., Łaszkiewicz E., Antal A., Baravikova A., Biernacka M., Dushkovae D., Filčak R., Haasee D., Ignatieva M., Khmara Y., Niţă M.R., Onose D.A. (2020). Environmental justice in the context of urban green space availability, accessibility, and attractiveness in postsocialist cities. Cities 106, 102862

Popescu V.D., Munshaw R.G, Shackelford N., Montesino-Pouzols F., Dubman E., Gibeau P., Horne M., Moilanen A., Palen W.J.(2020) Quantifying biodiversity trade-offs in the face of widespread renewable and unconventional energy development. Scientific Reports 10(1), 7603

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

Gavrilidis A.A., Popa A.M., Niță M.R., Onose D.A., Badiu D.L., (2020), Planning the “unknown”: Perception of urban green infrastructure concept in Romania, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 51, 126649.

Iosif R., Pop M.I., Rozylowicz L., Chiriac S., Sandu R.M., Berde L., Szabo S., Popescu V.D. (2020) Den structure and selection of denning habitat by brown bears in the Romanian CarpathiansUrsus, 31e5.

Gradinaru S.R., Ioja I.C., Vanau G.O., Onose D.A. (2020) Multi-dimensionality of land transformations: from definition to perspectives on land abandonment, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 15, 167 – 177.

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.

Gradinaru S.R., Fan P., Ioja I.C., Nita M.R., Suditu B., Hersperger A.M. (2020) Impact of national policies on patterns of built-up development: an assessment over three decades, Land Use Policy 94, 104510.

Onose D.A., Ioja I.C., Nita M.R., Vanau G.O., Popa A.M. (2020) Too Old for Recreation? How Friendly Are Urban Parks for Elderly People? Sustainability 12, 790.

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.

Popa C.L., Dontu S.I., Carstea E.M., Levei E.A., Ioja C.I., Popa A.M., Miclean M, Cadar O. (2020) Organochlorine pesticides and dissolved organic matter within a system of urban exorheic lakes. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192, 59.

Hossu C.A.Ioja I.C., Mitincu C.G., Artmann M., Hersperger A.M. (2020), An evaluation of environmental plans quality: addressing the rational and communicative perspectives. Journal of Environmental Management 256, 109984.

Popa C.L., Dontu S.I., Levei E.A., Ioja I.C., Popa A.M., Miclean M., Hoaghia M.A., Cadar O., Carstea E.M. (2020) Spatial variation of organochlorine pesticides and dissolved organic matter in urban closed lakes, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes 55, 329-341

Hartel T., Scheele B.C., Rozylowicz L., Horcea-Milcu A., Cogalniceanu D. (2020) The social context for conservation: amphibians in human shaped landscapes with high nature values. Journal for Nature Conservation 53, 125762

Hersperger A.M., Bürgia M., Wende W., Bacău S., Grădinaru S.R. (2020) Does landscape play a role in strategic spatial planning of European urban regions? Landscape and Urban Planning 194, 103702

Vierikko K., Gonçalves P., Haase D., Elands B., Ioja I.C., Puttonen M., Pieniniemi M., Lindgren J., Grilo F., Santos-Reis M., Niemela J., Yli-Pelkonen V. (2020) Biocultural diversity (BCD) in European cities – interactions between motivations, experiences and environment in public parks, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 48 126501

Hossu C.A., Ioja I.C., Patroescu M., Dușa A., Hersperger A.M. (2019) Dispute resolution and collaborative decision making. What accounts for their effectiveness? The case of Romania. Sustainability, 11, 7072.

Hartel T., Scheele B.C., Vanak A.T., Rozylowicz L., Linnell J.D.C., Ritchie E.G. (2019) Mainstreaming large carnivore-human coexistence through institutional collaboration. Conservation Biology 33(6), 1256-1265.

Treves A., Santiago-Ávila F.J., Popescu V.D., Paquet P.C., Lynn W.S., Darimont C.T., Artelle K.A. (2019) Trophy hunting: Insufficient evidence. Science: 366 (6464):435.

Ciocanea C.M., Corpade P.C., Onose D.A., Vanau G.O., Malos C., Petrovici M., Gheorghe C., Dedu S., Manta N., Szep R.E. (2019) The assessment of lotic ecosystems degradation using multi-criteria analysis and GIS. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 14(2), 255 – 268

Bencin H.L., Prange S., Rose C.,  Popescu V.D. (2019) Roadkill and space use data predict vehicle-strike hotspots and mortality rates in a recovering bobcat (Lynx rufus) population. Scientific Reports 9: 15391

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.

Weigand N., Tonra C., Wagner R., Popescu V.D. (2019) Proximity to highways has limited influence on space use and physiology of terrestrial testudines. European Journal of Wildlife Management 65:80

Popescu V., Pop M., Chiriac S., Rozylowicz L. (2019) Romanian carnivores at a crossroads. Science 364 (6445): 1041.

Hersperger A.M., Gradinaru S., Oliveira E., Pagliarin S., Palka G. (2019). Understanding strategic spatial planning to effectively guide development of urban regions. Cities 94: 96-105.

Semančíková E., Gradinaru S.R., Aubrechtová T., Hersperger A.M. (2019) Framing fragmentation in strategic policy documents in spatial planning and environmental domains: differences and similarities, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

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.

Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Onose D.A., Niță M.R., Popa A.M., Talabă O., Inostroza L. (2019), Ecosystem services appreciation of urban lakes in Romania. Synergies and trade-offs between multiple users, Ecosystem Services, 37, 100937

Badiu D.L., Niță 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.

Brodie B.S., Popescu V.D., Iosif R., Ciocanea C., Manolache S., Vanau G., Gavrilidis A.A., Serafim R., Rozylowicz L. (2019) Non-lethal monitoring of longicorn beetle communities using generic pheromone lures and occupancy modelsEcological Indicators 101: 330-340.

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.

van Vliet J., Verburg P.H., Grădinaru S.R., Hersperger A.H. (2019). Beyond the urban-rural dichotomy: Towards a more nuanced analysis of changes in built-up land. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 74: 41-49.

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.

Badiu D.L., Onose D.A., Niță M.R., Lafortezza, R. (2019) From “red” to green? A look into the evolution of green spaces in a post-Socialist city, Landscape and Urban Planning 187: 156-164.

Wood, C., Popescu V.D., Klinck H., J. Keane J., R. J. Gutierrez R.J., Sawyer S., Atuo F., Peery M.Z. (2019) Detecting small population changes at landscape scales: A bioacoustic-site occupancy framework. Ecological Indicators 98: 492-507.

Gavrilidis A.A., Nita M.R., Onose D.A., Badiu D.L., Nastase I.I. (2019) Methodological framework for urban sprawl control through sustainable planning of urban green infrastructure, Ecological Indicators 96: 67-78.

Artmann M., Kohler M., Meinel G., Gan J., Ioja I.C. (2019), How smart growth and green infrastructure can mutually support each other — A conceptual framework for compact and green cities. Ecological Indicators 96: 10-22.

Gradinaru S.R., Kienast F., Psomasd A. (2019) Using multi-seasonal Landsat imagery for rapid identification of abandoned land in areas affected by urban sprawl. Ecological Indicators 96: 79-86.

Palka G., Grădinaru S.R., Jørgensen G., Hersperger A.M. (2018) Visualizing planning intentions: from heterogeneous information to maps, Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis 2:16.

Grădinaru S.R, Triboi R., Iojă C.I., Artmann M. (2018) Contribution of agricultural activities to urban sustainability: insights from pastoral practices in Bucharest and its peri-urban area. Habitat International, 82: 62-71.

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.

Rich M., Thompson C., Prange S., Popescu V.D. (2018) Relative Importance of Habitat Characteristics and Interspecific Relations in Determining Terrestrial Carnivore Occurrence. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6(78).

Ioja I.C., Osaci-Costache G., Breuste J., Hossu C.A., Gradinaru S.R., Onose D.A., Nita M.R., Skokanova H. (2018) Integrating urban blue and green areas based on historical evidence. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 34: 217-225.

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

Hossu C.A., Ioja I.C., Susskind L., Badiu D.L., Hersperger A.M. (2018) Factors driving collaboration in natural resource conflict management: Evidence from Romania. Ambio 47(7): 816-830.

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.

Zwierzchowska I., Hof A., Ioja C.I., Mueller C., Ponizy L., Breuste J., Mizgajski A. (2018) Multi-Scale Assessment of Cultural Ecosystem Services of Parks in Central European Cities, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 30: 84-97.

Pop M.I., Iosif R., Miu I., Rozylowicz L, 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.

Niță M.R., Badiu D.L., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A., Gradinaru S.R., Nastase I.I., Lafortezza R. (2018) Using local knowledge and sustainable transport to promote a greener city: The case of Bucharest, Romania, Environmental Research, 160: 331-338.

Niță M.R., Năstase I.I., Badiu D.L., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A. (2018), Evaluating urban forests connectivity in relation to urban functions in Romanian cities, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Science, 13(1): 289-297.

Roy H., Groom Q., Adriaens T., Agnello G., Antic M., ….., Rozylowicz L., Cardoso A. (2018) Increasing understanding of alien species through citizen science (Alien-CSI). Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e31412.

Hossu C.A., Ioja I.C., Nita M.R., Hartel T., Badiu D.L., Hersperger A.M. (2017) Need for a cross-sector approach in protected area management. Land Use Policy, 69, 586-597.

Nita M.R., Anghel A.M., Banescu C., Munteanu A.M., Pesamosca S.S., Zetu M., Popa A.M. (2017), Are Romanian Urban Strategies Planning for Green?, European Planning Studies, 1-16.

Artmann M., Chen X., Ioja C., Hof A., Onose D., Ponizy L., Lamovsek A.Z., Breuste J. (2017), The role of urban green spaces in care facilities for elderly people across European cities, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 27, 203-213.

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 CarpathiansEcology and Evolution, 111.

Raymond C.M., Frantzeskaki N., Kabisch N., Berry P., Breil M., Nita M.R., Geneletti D., Calfapietra C. (2017), A framework for assessing and implementing the co-benefits of nature-based solutions in urban areas. Environmental Science & Policy 77: 15-24.

Grădinaru S.R., Iojă I.C., Pătru-Stupariu I., Hersperger A.M. (2017), Are Spatial Planning Objectives Reflected in the Evolution of Urban Landscape Patterns? A Framework for the Evaluation of Spatial Planning Outcomes. Sustainability, 9, 1279.

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., 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.

Yang C., Schaefer D.A., Liu W., Popescu V.D., Yang C., Wang X., Wu C., and Yu D.W. (2016), Higher fungal diversity is correlated with lower CO2 emissions from dead wood in a natural forest, Scientific Reports 6, 31066.

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.

Badiu D.L., Iojă C.I., Pătroescu M., Breuste J., Artmann M., Niță M.R., Grădinaru S.R., Hossu C.A., Onose D.A. (2016), Is urban green space per capita a valuable target to achieve cities’ sustainability goals? Romania as a case study, Ecological Indicators, 70, 53-66

Iojă C.I., Hossu C.A., Niţă M.R., Onose D.A., Badiu D.L., Manolache S. (2016), Indicators for Environmental Conflict Monitoring in Natura 2000 Sites, Procedia Environmental Sciences, 32, 4–11.

Onose D.A., Niță, M.R., Ciocănea C.M., Pătroescu M., Vânău G.O., Bodescu F. (2015), Identifying critical areas of exposure to environmental conflicts using expert opinion and multi-criteria analysis, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 10(4): 15 – 28.

Hersperger A.M., Iojă I.C., Steiner F., Tudor C.A. (2015) Comprehensive consideration of conflicts in the land-use planning process: a conceptual contribution, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 10(4): 5-13.

Gavrilidis A.A, Grădinaru S.R., Iojă C.I., Pătru-Stupariu I. (2015) Land use and land cover dynamics in the periurban area of an industrialized East-European city. An overview of the last 100 years. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 10 (4): 29-38.

Tudor C.A., Iojă I.C., Rozylowicz L., Stupariu I., Hersperger A.M. (2015) Similarities and differences in the assessment of land-use associations by local people and experts, Land Use Policy 49: 341–351.

Niță 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.

Sweitzer R., Popescu V.D., Purcell K.L., Thompson C.M. , Barrett R.H. (2015) Reproduction, abundance, and population growth for a fisher (Pekania pennanti) population in the Sierra National Forest, California, Journal of Mammalogy 96(4): 772-790.

Grădinaru S.R., Iojă C.I., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A., Pătru-Stupariu I., Kienast F., Hersperger A.M. (2015) Land abandonment as a precursor of built-up development at the sprawling periphery of former socialist cities, Ecological Indicators 57, 305-313.

Pătru-Stupariu I., Stupariu M. S., Tudor C.A., Grădinaru S.R., Gavrilidis A.A., Kienast F., Hersperger A. M. (2015). Landscape fragmentation in Romania’s Southern Carpathians: Testing a European assessment with local data. Landscape and Urban Planning 143, 1-8.

Souther S., Tingley M., Popescu V.D., Hayman D.,  Graves T., Ryan M., Hartl B., Terrell K. (2014), Biotic impacts of energy development from shale: Research priorities and knowledge gaps. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 12(6):330-338

Mikoláš M., Svoboda M., Pouska V., Morrissey R.C., Donato D.C., Keeton W.S., Nagel T., Popescu V.D., Müller J., Bässler C., Knorn J., Rozylowicz L., Enescu M.C., Trotsiuk V., Janda P., Mrhalová H., Michalová Z., Krumm F., Kraus D. (2014), Comment on the “Opinion paper: Forest management and biodiversity”: The role of protected areas is greater than the sum of its number of species. Web Ecology 14:61-64.

Hartel T., Sos T., Popescu V.D., Băncilă R.I., Cogalniceanu D., Rozylowicz L. (2014), Amphibian conservation in traditional cultural landscapes: the case of Central Romania. North-Western Journal of Zoology 10: Supplement 1:  S51-S61.

Popescu D.V., Rozylowicz L., Niculae M.I., Cucu L.A., Hartel T. (2014), Species, Habitats, Society: An evaluation of research supporting EU’s Natura 2000 network, PLoS ONE 9(11):e113648

Iojă C.I., Grădinaru S.R., Onose D.A., Vânău G.O., Tudor C.A. (2014), The potential of school green areas to improve urban green connectivity and multifunctionality, Urban Greening & Urban Forestry 13(4): 704-713.

Tudor C.A., Iojă I.C., Stupariu I, Niță M.R., Hersperger A.M. (2014), How successful is the resolution of land-use conflicts? A comparison of cases from Switzerland and Romania, Applied Geography 47: 125-136.

Iojă I.C., Niță M.R., Vânău G.O., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A. (2014), Using multi-criteria analysis in identifying spatial land-use conflicts in the Bucharest Metropolitan Area, Ecological Indicators 42: 112-121

Popescu V.D.Rozylowicz L., Cogălniceanu D., Niculae M.I., Cucu L.A. (2013), Moving into protected areas? Setting conservation priorities for Romanian reptiles and amphibians at risk from climate change. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79330

Cogălniceanu D., Rozylowicz L., Székely P., Samoilă C., Stănescu F., Tudor M., Székely D., Iosif R. (2013), Diversity and distribution of reptiles in Romania. Zookeys 341: 49-76.

Cogălniceanu D., Székely P., Samoilă C., Iosif R., Tudor M., Plăiaşu R., Stănescu F., Rozylowicz L. (2013), Diversity and distribution of amphibians in Romania, ZooKeys 296: 35-57.

Cârstea E.M., Iojă C.I., Savastru R., Gavrilidis A.A. (2013), Spatial characterization of urban lakes, Romanian Reports in Physics 63(3): 1092-1104.

Iosif R., Rozylowicz L., Popescu V.D. (2013,) Modeling road mortality hotspots of Eastern Hermann’s tortoise in Romania. Amphibia-Reptilia 34: 163 – 172.

Rozylowicz L., Popescu V.D. (2013), Habitat selection and movement ecology of Eastern Hermann’s tortoise in a rural Romanian landscape. European Journal of Wildlife Research 59(1): 47-55.

Niță M.R., Iojă I.C., Rozylowicz L., Onose D., Tudor C.A. (2013), Land use consequences of cemeteries evolution in Bucharest Metropolitan Area, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 57(7): 1066-1082.

Pavelescu G., Ghervase L., Iojă I.C., Donțu S., Spiridon R. (2013), Spectral fingerprints of groundwater organic matter in rural areas, Romanian Reports in Physics 63(3): 1105-1113.

Tudor C.A., Iojă I.C., Hersperger A.M., Patru-Stupariu I. (2013), Is the Residential Land Use Incompatible with Cemeteries Location? Assessing the Attitudes of Urban Residents, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 8(2): 153-162.

Patrick D.A., Harper E.B.,  Popescu V.D., Bozic Z.,  Byrne A., Daub J., LeCheminant A., Pierce J. (2012), The ecology of the Mink Frog, Lithobates septentrionalis, in the Adirondack Park, NY, with notes on conducting experimental research. Herpetological Review 43: 396-397.

Popescu V.D., Brodie B.S., Hunter M.L., Zydlewski J.D. (2012), Use of olfactory cues by newly metamorphosed wood frogs (L. sylvaticus) during emigration. Copeia 3: 424-431.

Popescu V.D., de Valpine P., Tempel P., Peery M.Z. (2012), Estimating population impacts via dynamic occupancy analysis of Before-After Control-Impact studies. Ecological Applications 22: 1389-1404.

Ghervase L., Ioja I.C., Carstea E.M., Savastru D. (2012), Human daily activities reflected by the ecological state of natural water resources, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11(3): 567-571.

Popescu V.D., Patrick D.A., Hunter M.L., Calhoun A.J.K. (2012), The role of forest harvesting and subsequent vegetative regrowth in determining patterns of amphibian habitat use. Forest Ecology and Management 270: 163-174.

David I.G., Matache M.L., Tudorache A., Chişamera G., Rozylowicz L., Radu L.G. (2012), Food chain biomagnification of heavy metals in samples from the Lower Prut Floodplain Natural Park. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11(1): 69-73

Iojă, C., Rozylowicz, L., Pătroescu, M., Niță, M.R., Vânău, G.O. (2011), Dog walkers’ vs. other park visitors’ perceptions: The importance of planning sustainable urban parks in Bucharest, Romania, Landscape and Urban Planning, 103(1), 74-82.

Rozylowicz L., Popescu D.V., Pătroescu M., Chişamera G. (2011), The potential of large carnivores as conservation surrogates in the Romanian Carpathians. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 561-579.

Iojă C.I., Pătroescu M., Rozylowicz L., Popescu V.D., Vergheleț M., Zotta M.I., Felciuc M. (2010), The efficacy of Romania’s protected areas network in conserving biodiversity. Biological Conservation 143: 2468-2476.

Rozylowicz L., Chiriac S., Radu S.M., Manolache S. (2010), The habitat selection of a female lynx (Lynx lynx) in the northwestern part of the Vrancea Mountains, Romania. North-Western Journal for Zoology 6: 122-127.

Rozylowicz L., Dobre M. (2010), Assessment of threatened status of Testudo hermanni boettgeri Mojsisovics, 1889 Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) population from Romania. North-Western Journal for Zoology 6: 190-202.