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Curriculum Vitae

Personal data 

Born 05.08.1984 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania


  • 2009 – 2012  PhD in Biology at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca [topic: Plant species diversity of nemoral forest gaps in the Trascău Mountains; supervisor Prof. Dr. Vasile Cristea]
  • 2003 – 2008  Diplom in Forestry at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca [topic: Phytosociological classification of larch communities in the Apuseni Mts.; supervisor Dr. Gheorghe Groza]


  • 2016 (3 months)  Postdoc at Laboratoire d’Écologie Alpine, Université Joseph Fourier, France [project: Using a trait-based approach to reveal patterns in the functioning of alpine grasslands in Europe]. Invited by Dr. Philippe Choler. Financed by The Government of the French Republic
  • 2015 (2 weeks)    Visiting fellow at Laboratoire d’Écologie Alpine, Université Joseph Fourier, France [lab work: Analyzing the C:N ratio in leaf material]. Financed by the French-Romanian ODYSSEE project
  • 2010 (5 months)  PhD student fellow at Biocenter Klein Flottbeck and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg, Germany [outline: Patterns of plant diversity in  forest openings; invited by Dr. Jürgen Dengler].  PhD scholarship financed by the Sectorial Operational Program for Human Resources Development, Babeș-Bolyai University

 Professional employment

  • 2021 – …        Senior Researcher (CS II) at ‘A. Borza’ Botanical Garden
  • 2016 – 2021    Researcher (CS III) at ‘A. Borza’ Botanical Garden
  • 2014 – 2016    Research Assistant (ACS) at Babeş-Bolyai University in ODYSSEE project
  • 2013 – 2014    Biologist at Babeş-Bolyai University in conservation projects
  • 2013 – 2014    Biologist at the Institute of Biological Research in conservation projects
  • 2008 – 2009    Forestry engineer at Forest Research and Management Institute
  • 2007 – …        Freelance consultant in botany

Responsabilities and expertise

  • 2021               Member of the Scientific Council of Babeş-Bolyai University
  • 2016 – …        Scientific coordinator of the Systematic and Economic sections of ‘A. Borza’ Botanical Garden
  • 2019 – …        Member of the Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Committee of Babeş-Bolyai University
  • 2018 – …        Member of the PhD Supervisory Committee of four PhD students
  • 2017                Organizer for the ‘Biogeography of the Carpathians’ conference in Cluj-Napoca
  • 2015                Organizer for the ‘Two days with DNA metabarcoding in Cluj-Napoca’ workshop in Cluj-Napoca
  • 2013 – 2014    Member of the Project Implementation Unit in one conservation project at Babeş-Bolyai University
  • 2008 – 2009   Team leader in the National Forest Inventory at the Forest Research and Management Institute in Cluj-Napoca

Research projects (as principal investigator)

  • 2018 – 2020    MEMOIRE PN-III-P1-1.1-PD2016-0925 – Fine-scale Monitoring of climate change Effects on the high-MOuntaIn gRassland Ecosystem in the Romanian Carpathians. Funded by Executive Agency for the Financing of High Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI).

Research projects

  • 2019 – 2020 36244/12.12.2018 – Conserving the endemic flora of the Carpathian region.  Funded by the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, Kew Gardens
  • 2014 – 2016   ODYSSEE  PN-II-ID-JRP-RO-FR-2012  [task leader: Outreach and dissemination] – Opening new avenues to model the dynamics of Species assemblages by integrating Ecology and Evolution a case study from the mountain ecosystems of the Alps and the Carpathians. Funded by Executive Agency for the Financing of High Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) – Programme Blanc International France – Roumanie
  • 2014 – 2016   BIODIVMOUNT PN-II-CT-ROFR-2014-2-0011 – Patternuri biogeografice ale diversității în cadrul ecosistemelor munților înalți din Europa: o abordare multidisciplinară. Funded by Executive Agency for the Financing of High Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)

Long-term monitoring initiatives

  • 2016 – …        TeaComposition Global litter decomposition study
  • 2015  – …        GLORIA (2022 MICROCLIM) Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments
  • 2008 – 2009    NFI The National Forest Inventory (Romania)


  • 2020 – … The biogeography of Romania and Europe (Master course; Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University)
  • 2022 – … Spatial data analysis in R (Doctoral school course; Doctoral School of Integrative Biology, Babeș-Bolyai University)


Reviewer for international journals:

  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Journal of Vegetation Science
  • Applied Vegetation Science
  • Ecosystems
  • Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
  • Tuexenia
  • Biologia
  • Hacquetia
  • Studia Biologia Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Contribuții Botanice


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