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1. Grigorescu, I., Mocanu, I., Mitrică, B., Dumitraşcu, M., Dumitrică, C., Dragotă, C-S. (2021), Socio-economic and environmental vulnerability to heat-related phenomena in Bucharest metropolitan area, Environmental Research, 192, 110268, DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2020.110268
2. Mocanu, I., Grigorescu, I., Mitrică, B., Dumitraşcu, M., Dragotă, C-S., Mateeva, Z., Dumitrică, C. (2021), Human Health Vulnerability to Summer Heat Extremes in Romanian-Bulgarian Cross-Border Area, Natural Hazards Review, 22 (2), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000439
3. Mreyen, A. S., Cauchie, L., Micu, M., Onaca, A., Havenith, H. B. (2021), Multiple geophysical investigations to characterise massive slope failure deposits: application to the Balta rockslide, Carpathians, Geophysical Journal International, ggab028, DOI:10.1093/gji/ggab028
4. Prăvălie, R., Patriche, C., Borrelli, P., Panagos, P., Roşca B., Dumitraşcu, M., Niţă I-A., Săvulescu I., Birsan M-V., Bandoc G. (2021), Arable lands under the pressure of multiple land degradation processes. A global perspective, Environmental Research, 194, 110697, DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2020.110697
5. Mitrică, B., Dumitraşcu, M., Mocanu, I., Grigorescu, I., Şerban, P. (2021), Territorial competitiveness, cohesion and sustainability in Romania's urban border areas, Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography, DOI:10.1080/00167223.2021.1910055

1. Cheval, S., Micu, D., Dumitrescu, A., Irimescu, A., Frighenciu, M., Ioja, C., Tudose, NC., Davidescu, S., Antonescu, A. (2020), Meteorological and Ancillary Data Resources for Climate Research in Urban Areas, Climate, 8 (3), 37, DOI:10.3390/cli8030037
2. Kucsicsa, G., Bălteanu, D. (2020), The influence of man-induced land-use change on the upper forest limit in the Romanian Carpathians, European Journal of Forest Research, 139 (3), DOI:10.1007/s10342-020-01293-5
3. Mitrică, B., Şerban, P., Mocanu, I., Grigorescu, I., Damian, N., Dumitraşcu, M. (2020), Social Development and Regional Disparities in the Rural Areas of Romania: Focus on the Social Disadvantaged Areas, Social Indicators Research, DOI:10.1007/s11205-020-02415-7
4. Şerban, P., Dumitraşcu, M., Mitrică, B., Grigorescu, I., Mocanu, I., Kucsicsa, G., Vrînceanu, A., Dumitrică, C. (2020), The Estimation of Regional Energy Consumption Based on the Energy Consumption Rate at National Level. Case Study: The Romanian Danube Valley, Energies, 13, DOI:10.3390/en13164219
5. Dumitraşcu, M., Kucsicsa, G., Dumitrică, C., Popovici, E-A., Vrînceanu, A., Mitrică, B., Mocanu, I., Şerban, P-R. (2020), Estimation of Future Changes in Aboveground Forest Carbon Stock in Romania. A Prediction Based on Forest-Cover Pattern Scenario, Forests, 11 (9), 914, DOI:10.3390/f11090914
6. Pravalie, R., Sirodoev, I., Patriche, C., Rosca, B., Piticar, A., Bandoc, G., Sfica, L., Tiscovschi, A., Dumitrascu, M., Chifiriuc, C., Manoiu, V., Iordache, S. (2019), The impact of climate change on agricultural productivity in Romania. A country-scale assessment based on the relationship between climatic water balance and maize yields in recent decades, Agricultural Systems, 179, 102767, DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102767
7. Brock, J., Schratz, P., Petschko, H., Muenchow, J., Micu, M., Brenning, A. (2020), The performance of landslide susceptibility models critically depends on the quality of digital elevation models, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 11 (1), 1075-1092, DOI:10.1080/19475705.2020.1776403
8. Prăvălie, R., Patriche, C., Tişcovschi, A., Dumitraşcu, M., Săvulescu, I., Sîrodoev, I., & Bandoc, G. (2020), Recent spatio-temporal changes of land sensitivity to degradation in Romania due to climate change and human activities: An approach based on multiple environmental quality indicators, Ecological Indicators, 118, 106755, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106755
9. Săgeată, R. (2020), Commercial services and urban space reconversion in Romania (1990-2017), Acta geographica Slovenica, 60 (1), DOI:10.3986/AGS.6995
10. Bălteanu, D., Micu, M., Jurchescu, M., Malet, J-P., Sima, M., Kucsicsa, G., Dumitrică, C., Petrea, D., Mărgărint, MC., Bilaşco, Ş., Dobrescu, C-F., Călărasu, E-A., Olinic, E., Boţi, I., Senzaconi, F. (2020), National-scale landslide susceptibility map of Romania in a European methodological framework, Geomorphology, 107432, DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107432
11. Leal Filho, W., Barbir, J., Sima, M. , Kalbus, A., Nagy, G. J., Paletta, A. et al. (2020), Reviewing the role of ecosystems services in the sustainability of the urban environment: A multi-country analysis, Journal of Cleaner Production, 262, 121338, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121338
12. Micu, D. M., Dumitrescu, A., Cheval, S., Nita, I. A., & Birsan, M. V. (2020), Temperature changes and elevation-warming relationships in the Carpathian Mountains, International Journal of Climatology, DOI:10.1002/joc.6952

1. Săgeată, R. (2019), A Proposal for a New Administrative-Territorial Outline of Bucharest-based in-city Discontinuities, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, http://rtsa.ro/tras/index.php/tras/article/download/458/447
2. Kucsicsa, G., Popovici, A., Bălteanu, D., Grigorescu, I., Dumitraşcu, M., Mitrica, B. (2019), Future land use/cover changes in Romania: regional simulations based on CLUE-S model and CORINE land cover database, Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 15 (1), 75-90, DOI:10.1007/s11355-018-0362-1
3. Kucsicsa, G., Dumitrică, C. (2019), Spatial modelling of deforestation in Romanian Carpathian Mountains using GIS and Logistic Regression, Journal of Mountain Scince, 16 (5), 1005-1022, DOI:10.1007/s11629-018-5053-84
4. Grigorescu, I., Kucsicsa, G., Popovici, E-A., Mitrică, B., Mocanu, I., Dumitraşcu, M. (2019), Modelling land use/cover change to assess future urban sprawl in Romania, Geocarto International, DOI:10.1080/10106049.2019.1624981
5. Vrînceanu, A., Grigorescu, I., Dumitraşcu, M., Mocanu, I., Dumitrica, C., Micu, D., Kucsicsa, G., Mitrica, B. (2019), Impacts of Photovoltaic Farms on the Environment in the Romanian Plain, Energies, 12 (13), 2533, DOI:10.3390/en12132533
6. Kucsicsa, G., Popovici, A., Balteanu, D., Dumitrascu, M., Grigorescu, I., Mitrica, B. (2019), Assessing the Potential Future Forest-Cover Change in Romania, Predicted Using a Scenario-Based Modelling, Environmental Modeling & Assessment DOI:10.1007/s10666-019-09686-6
7. Birsan, M-V., Micu, D, Nita, I-A., Mateescu, E., Szep, R., Keresztesi, A. (2019), Spatio-temporal changes in annual temperature extremes over Romania (1961-2013), Romanian Journal of Physics, 64 (3-4), http://www.nipne.ro/rjp/2019_64_7-8/RomJPhys.64.816.pdf
8. Damian, N., Mocanu, I., Mitrica, B. (2019), Education and health care provision in the Romanian Danube Valley: Territorial disparities, AREA, 51 (2), 360-370, DOI:10.1111/area.12474
9. Berchin, II., Nunes, NA., Amorim, WS., Alfredo, G., Zimmer, A., Silva, FR., Fornasari, VH., Sima, M., Baltazar, J., Osoriode, S., Guerra, A. (2019), The contributions of public policies for strengthening family farming and increasing food security: The case of Brazil, Land Use Policy, Volume 82, March 2019, 573-584, DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.12.043
10. Mocanu, I., Mitrica, B., Persu, M. (2019), Socio-economic consequences of photovoltaic park implantation in Giurgiu County rural area (Romania), Acta Geographica Slovenica, 59-1, pp. 37-50, DOI:10.3986/AGS.4261
11. Popescu, C. (2019), 'Back to the village': the model of urban outmigration in post-communist Romania, European Planning Studies, DOI:10.1080/09654313.2019.1645815
12. Sima, M., Grigorescu, I., Balteanu, D. (2019), An overview of campus greening initiatives at universities in Romania, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 20 (3), 410-422, DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-01-2019-0036/full/html
13. Sirbu, F, Dragut, L., Oguchi, T., Hayakawa, Y., Micu, M. (2019), Scaling land-surface variables for landslide detection, Prog Earth Planet Sci, 6:44, DOI:10.1186/s40645-019-0290-1
14. State, O., Bulin, D., Oehler-Sincai, IM., Kanovici, AL., Iorgulescu, MC., Popescu, C., Popescu, D. (2019), Interpretation of Sustainable Development Using a Set of Macroeconomic and Social Indicators for Nine Emerging Economies, Sustainability, 11 (11), 3095, DOI:10.3390/su11113095
15. Săgeată, R. (2019), The Evolution of the Ethnic and Political Romanian-Hungarian Border As Reflected in Sources, Transylvanian Review, 28 (4), http://www.centruldestudiitransilvane.ro/Document_Files/Review%202015%20-%202035/00000788/r0xqa_TransylvanianReviewXXVIIINo4.pdf

1. Berchin, II., Sima, M., de Lima, MA., Biesel, S., dos Santos, LP., Ferreira, RV., José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osóriode Andrade Guerra, Ceci, F. (2018), The importance of international conferences on sustainable development as higher education institutions' strategies to promote sustainability: A case study in Brazil, Journal of Cleaner Production, 171, 756-772, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.042
2. Damian, N., Mocanu, I., Mitrica, B. (2018), Education and health care provision in the Romanian Danube Valley: Territorial disparities, AREA, 51 (2), 360-370, DOI:10.1111/area.12474
3. Dumitrascu, M., Mocanu, I., Mitrica, B., Dragota, C-S., Grigorescu, I., Dumitrica, C. (2018) The assessment of socio-economic vulnerability to drought in Southern Romania (Oltenia Plain), International Journal of Disaster Risk, 27, 142-154, DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.049
4. Geacu, S., Dumitrascu, M., Grigorescu, I. (2018), On the biogeographical significance of protected forest areas in Southern Romania, Sustainability, 10, 2282; DOI:10.3390/su10072282
5. Ianos, I., Sageata, R., Sorensen, A. (2018), Simion Mehedinti's Contribution to Modern Romanian Geography, The Professional Geographer, 70 (3), 504-512, DOI:10.1080/00330124.2018.1432365
6. Kucsicsa, G., Grigorescu, I. (2018) Urban growth related to distance explanatory factors in Bucharest Metropolitan Area. Spatial and temporal assessment using logistic regression, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 144 (1), DOI:10.1061/%28ASCE%29UP.1943-5444.0000415
7. Kucsicsa, G., Grigorescu, I, Dumitrascu, M., Doroftei, M., Nastase, M., Herlo, G. (2018), Assessing the potential distribution of invasive alien species Amorpha Fruticosa (mill.) in the Mures Floodplain Natural Park (Romania) using GIS and logistic regression, Nature Conservation, 30, 41-67), DOI:10.3897/natureconservation.30.27627
8. Popescu, C. (2018), Impact of cluster building in labor intensive industries on regional economy (Western Romania), Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 55E, DOI:10.24193/tras.55E.4
9. Popovici, A., Grigorescu, I., Mitrica, B., Mocanu, I., Dumitrascu, M. (2018), Farming practices and policies in shaping the organic agriculture in Romania. A showcase of southern Romania, Romanian Agricultural Research, 35, 163-175, http://www.incda-fundulea.ro/rar/nr35/rar35.21.pdf
10. Popovici, A., Kucsicsa, G., Balteanu, D., Grigorescu, I., Dumitrascu, M., Mitrica, B., Damian, N. (2018), Past and future land use/cover flows related to agricultural lands in Romania. An assessment using Clue-S model and Corine Land Cover database, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 13 (2), 613 - 628, DOI:10.26471/cjees/2018/013/052
11. Popovici, A., Mitrica, B., Mocanu, I. (2018), Land concentration and land grabbing: Implications for the socio-economic development of rural communities in south-eastern Romania, Outlook in agriculture, 47 (3), DOI:10.1177/0030727018781138
12. Zaharia, L., Ioana-Toroimac, G., Morosanu GA., Galie, AC., Moldoveanu. M., Èanjevac, I., Belleudy, P., Plantak, M., Buzjak, N., Boèiæ, N., Legout, C., Bigot, S., Ciobotaru, N., (2018), Review of national methodologies for rivers' hydromorphological assessment: A comparative approach in France, Romania, and Croatia, Journal Of Environmental Management, 217, 735-746, DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.017

1. Butaciu, S., Senila, M., Sarbu, C., Ponta, M., Tanaselia, C., Cadar, O., Roman, M., Radu, E., Sima, M., Frentiu, T. (2017), Chemical modeling of groundwater in the Banat Plain, southwestern Romania, with elevated As content and co-occurring species by combining diagrams and unsupervised multivariate statistical approaches, Chemosphere, 172, 127-137, DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.130
2. Dumitrascu, M., Dragota, C-S., Grigorescu, I., Dumitrascu, C., Vladut, A. (2017), Key pluvial parameters in assessing rainfall erosivity in the South-West Development Region. Romania, Journal of Earth System Science, 126 (60), DOI:10.1007/s12040-017-0834-y
3. Geacu, S., Dumitrascu, M. (2017), Alpine marmot populations after four decades of living in the glacial areas of the Fagaras, Rodna and Retezat Mountains (Romania), Journal of Environmental Biology, 38 (5), 703-711, DOI:10.22438/jeb/38/5/MRN-381
4. Grigorescu, I., Geacu, S. (2017), The dynamics and conservation of forest ecosystems in Bucharest Metropolitan Area, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 27, 90-99, DOI:10.1016/j.ufug.2017.04.012
5. Mitrica, B., Bogardi, I., Mitrica, E., Mocanu, I., Minciuna, M. (2017), A forecast of public water scarcity on Leu-Rotunda Plain, Romania, for the end of the 21st century, Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 71 (1), 12-29, DOI:10.1080/00291951.2017.1289977
6. Mitrica, B., Mitrica, E., Enciu, P., Mocanu, I. (2017), An approach for forecasting of public water scarcity at the end of the 21st century, in the Timis Plain of Romania, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 118, 258-269, DOI:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.02.026
7. Mitrica, B., Mocanu, I., Dumitrascu, M., Grigorescu, I. (2017), Socio-economic disparities in the development of the Romania's border areas, Social Indicators Research, 134 (3), 899-916, DOI:10.1007/s11205-016-1462-7
8. Pravalie, R., Savulescu, I., Patriche, C., Dumitrascu, M., Bandoc, G. (2017), Spatial assessment of land degradation sensitive areas in southwestern Romania using modified MEDALUS method, CATENA, 153, 114-130, DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2017.02.011
9. Sageata, R., Buza, M., Cracea, T. (2017), The Germans in Romania, with Special Regard to the Transylvanian Saxons, Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft, 159, 297-322, DOI:10.23781/moegg159-297
10. Senila, M., Levei, E., Cadar, O., Senila, LR., Roman, M., Puskas, F., Sima, M. (2017), Assessment of availability and human health risk posed by arsenic contaminated well waters from Timis-Bega area, Romania, Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, DOI:10.1155/2017/3037651
11. Toroimac, G., Zaharia, L., Minea, G., Morosanu, GA. (2017), Using a multi-criteria analysis to identify rivers with hydromorphological restoration priority: Braided rivers in the south-eastern Subcarpathians (Romania), Science of the Total Environment, 599-600, 700-709, DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.209

1. Broeck, J., Vanmaecke, M., Balteanu, D, Chendes, V., Sima, M., Enciu, P., Poesen, J. (2016), Linking landslide susceptibility to sediment yield at regional scale: application to Romania, Geomorphology, 268, 222-232, DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.06.012
2. Croitoru, AE., Drignei, D., Burada, DC., Dragota, C-S., Imecs, Z. (2016). Altitudinal changes of summer air temperature trends in the Romanian Carpathians based on serially correlated models, Quaternary International, 415, 336-343, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.075
3. Hussin, H., Zumpano, Veronica, Sterlacchini, S., Reichenbach, P., Van Westen, CJ., Balteanu, D., Micu, M., (2016) Different landslide sampling strategies in a grid-based bi-variate statistical susceptibility model, Geomorphology, 253, 508-523, DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.10.030
4. Pravalie, R., Patriche, C., Sirodoev, I., Bandoc, G., Dumitrascu, M., Peptenatu, D. (2016), Climatic Water Deficit and corn agricultural productivity during the post-socialist period. Case study: Southern Oltenia Drylands, Romania, Arid Land Research and Management, 30 (3), 239-257, DOI:10.1080/15324982.2015.1091399
5. Zavoianu, I., Cruceru, N., Herisanu, Ghe. (2016), Establishing the average mean slope of the whole network of stream segments in drainage basins (case-study: Barlad basin - Romania), Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 60 (2), 119-129, DOI:10.1127/zfg/2016/0236

1. Enciu, P., Balteanu, D., Dumitrica, C. (2015), Contributions to the knowledge of Quaternary Formations in the south-west of the Romanian Plain, Quaternary International, 357, p. 58-69, Elsevier, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.09.048
2. Jurchescu, M., Grecu, F. (2015), Modelling the occurrence of gullies at two different spatial scales in the Oltet Drainage Basin (Romania), Natural Hazards, 79 (S1), 255-289, DOI:10.1007/s11069-015-1981-6
3. Mitrica, B., Mateescu, E., Dragota, C-S., Grigorescu, I., Dumitrascu, M., Popovici, A., (2015), Climate change impacts on agricultural crops in the Timis Plain (Romania), Romanian Agricultural Research, 32, 93-101, http://www.incda-fundulea.ro/rar/nr32/rar32.12.pdf
4. Mocanu, I., Mitrica, B., Persu, M. (2015), Consequences of setting up photovoltaic parks - related land use/land cover changes in Giurgiu County rural area (Romania), Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 10 (4), 209-216, http://www.cjees.ro/viewTopic.php?topicId=590
5. Sageata, R. (2015), A Proposal for Romania's Administrative Organisation based on Functional Relations in the Territory, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 46E, 178-196, http://www.rtsa.ro/tras/index.php/tras/article/view/458
6. Serban, P., Talanga, C., Sageata, R., Baroiu, D. (2015), Increasing the Rural Communities' Resilience through Uncertain Territorial Systems, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 10 (3), 167-176, http://www.cjees.ro/viewTopic.php?topicId=559
7. Ungureanu, M., Dragota, C-S., Ilies, DC., Josan, I., Gaceu, O. (2015), Climatic and bioclimatic Touristic potential of Podis Karst Plateau of Bihor Montains, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, 16 (4), 1553-1559, http://www.jepe-journal.info/vol-16-no-4-2015