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.

Hartel T., Scheele B.C., Rozylowicz L., Horcea-Milcu A., Cogalniceanu D. (2019) The social context for conservation: amphibians in human-shaped landscapes. PeerJ Preprints 7:e27918v1

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.

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 (accepted)

Iosif, R., Pop M.I., Rozylowicz L., Chiriac S., Sandu R.M., Berde L., Szabó S., Popescu V.D. (2019) Den structure and selection of denning habitat by brown bears in the Romanian CarpathiansUrsus (accepted)

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 boettgeriMojsisovics, 1889 (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) population from Romania. North-Western Journal for Zoology 6: 190-202.