Dr. Ruxandra Năstase-Bucur

senior researcher III

Biologist, with research interests in molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of cave Coleoptera, historical biogeography, speciation and evolution in caves

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Dr. Oana Teodora Moldovan

senior researcher I

Biologist specialized in cave ecology/paleoecology, with experience in impact studies, groundwater ecology, the taxonomy of Coleoptera, paleoenvironment, protection and conservation of karst areas and caves

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Dr. Daniela Cociuba (Borda)

senior researcher II

biology, ecology and conservation of Microchiroptera (the European species), cave climatology related to bats, microbial hazard in caves, and human impact in the underground environments on air, water, and solid substrates

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Dr. Aurel Perșoiu

senior researcher II

geologist, specialized in ice caves, stable isotope geochemistry, Holocene climate variability, geoarcheology

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Dr. Daniel vereș

senior researcher II

geologist, paleoenvironmental change, the reconstruction of the terrestrial response to millennial-scale climate variability during the Quaternary, comparison with developments worldwide, tephrochronology

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Dr. Traian Brad

senior researcher III

Biologist, with expertise in cave and groundwater microbiology and systematics of groundwater Amphipoda (Crustacea)


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geomorphology, GIS, climatology

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Mihail Theodorescu

assistant researcher

molecular biology

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Dr. Sanda Iepure

senior researcher

Biologist, specialized in systematics of cyclopoids and ostracods crustaceans with interest in groundwater ecotoxicology, ecohydrology of rivers ecosystems and the hyporheic zone, (paleo)limnology (fossil ostracods)

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Dr. Cristian Sitar

assistant researcher

Biologist, with a focus on biological and ecological aspects of Lepidoptera and cave Coleoptera.

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Dragoș Ștefan Măntoiu

PhD student

Bat ecology and migration, GIS modelling and species distribution modelling

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Valentin Kiss

assistant researcher

Ecology, paleoecology


our dear collaborators

Dr. Silviu Constantin

senior researcher I, Emil Racovitza Institute of Speleology, Bucharest

geology, paleoclimatology, U-Th dating

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Dr. Alexandru Petculescu

senior researcher II, Emil Racovitza Institute of Speleology, Bucharest

Quaternary mammals, paleoenvironments

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Dr. Ionuț Cornel Mirea

researcher, Emil Racovitza Institute of Speleology, Bucharest

geomorphology, Quaternary mammals, GIS


PhD student Luchiana Faur

researcher, Emil Racovitza Institute of Speleology, Bucharest

geology, mineralogy

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Răzvan Adrian Arghir

researcher, Emil Racovitza Institute of Speleology, Bucharest


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