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.


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, In Press, Corrected Proof

Badiu D.L., Onose D.A., Niță M.R., Lafortezza, R. (2018) From “red” to green? A look into the evolution of green spaces in a post-Socialist city, Landscape and Urban Planning, In Press, Corrected Proof

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.

Rozylowicz L., Bodescu F.P., Ciocanea C.M., Gavrilidis A.A., Manolache S., Matache M.L., Miu I.V., Moale C., Nita A., Popescu V.D. (2018) Empirical analysis and modelling of Argos Doppler location errors in Romania. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/397364

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


Gavrilidis A.A., Nita M.R., Onose D.A., Badiu D.L., Nastase I.I. (2017) Methodological framework for urban sprawl control through sustainable planning of urban green infrastructure, Ecological Indicators, In Press, Corrected Proof

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

Artmann M., Kohler M., Meinel G., Gan J., Ioja I.C. (2017), How smart growth and green infrastructure can mutually support each other — A conceptual framework for compact and green cities. Ecological Indicators, In Press, Corrected Proof

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)

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, Vol. 10, No 4, p. 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 boettgeriMojsisovics, 1889 (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) population from Romania. North-Western Journal for Zoology 6: 190-202.