Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Research Interests

  • Land transformations at the urban-rural interface.
  • Agricultural land abandonment.
  • Planning and policy evaluation.
  • Green infrastructures.

Education

PhD in Geography University of Bucharest, Romania 2015
Master in Environmental Sciences University of Bucharest, Romania 2012
Bachelor in Geography University of Bucharest, Romania 2010

Work Experience

Researcher in Land System Analysis, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Land-use Systems Group 2023 - present
Postdoc Researcher and Lecturer, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies 2018 - 2023
Fulbright visiting Scientist, Centre for Global Change & Earth Observations (CGCEO) and College of Social Sciences, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, USA 2018 - 2019
Visiting PhD Student (2014-2015) and Postdoc Researcher (2016-2017), Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Landscape Ecology Group, Switzerland 2014 - 2017 
Research assistant (2012- 2014) and PhD Student (2012-2015), Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania 2012 - 2015 

Fellowships and Awards

Fulbright Award to research at CGCEO and Michigan State University, USA 2018
Excellence Award for Young researchers in planning, Romanian Association of Planners 2018
SCIEX Fellowship for PhD students, Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL) 2014 - 2015

Teaching Activities (selection)

Landscape Ecology, ETH Zürich 2023
Landscape Ecology Massive Open Online Course (online only) 2023
Strategic planning of urban regions, Rhur Bochum University 2022
Monitoring of environmental policy, University of Bucharest 2020 - 2022
Fundaments in environmental policy, University of Bucharest 2019 - 2021
Introduction to landscape ecology, University of Bucharest 2012 - 2014

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