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Mammola S., Altermatt F., Alther R., Amorim I.R., Băncilă R.I., Borges P.A.V., Brad T., et al. (2024) Perspectives and pitfalls in preserving subterranean biodiversity through protected areas. NPJ Biodiversity 3, 2.

Torok AI, Casoni D, Senila M, Tanaselia C, Covaci E, Hoaghia M-A, Neag E, Cadar O, Levei EA, Arghir R, Moldovan OT, Constantin S, Frentiu T. 2024. Spatial variability and hydro/geochemical profiling of the elemental composition of mineral deposits and drip water from caves using unsupervised chemometric modelling, Chemical Geology, 646, 121903. 


Saccò M., Mammola S., Altermatt F., Alther R., Bolpagni R., Brancelj A., Brankovits D., Fišer C., Gerovasileiou V., Griebler C., Guareschi S., Hose G. C., Korbel K., Lictevout E., Malard F., Martínez A., Niemiller M. L., Robertson A., Tanalgo K. C., Bichuette M. E., Borko Š., Brad T., Campbell M. A., Cardoso P., Celico F., Cooper S. J. B., Culver D., Di Lorenzo T., Galassi D. M. P., Guzik M. T., Hartland A., Humphreys W. F., Ferreira R. L., Lunghi E., Nizzoli D., Perina G., Raghavan R., Richards Z., Reboleira A. S. P. S., Rohde M. M., Fernández D. S., Schmidt S. I., van der Heyde M., Weaver L., White N. E., Zagmajster M., Hogg I., Ruhi A., Gagnon M. M., Allentoft M. E., Reinecke R., 2023, Groundwater is a hidden global keystone ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 30, e17066.

Weber D, Brad T. 2023. Niphargus carolinensis sp. nov. (Amphipoda: Niphargidae), an Endemic Species in the Northern Distribution Area of the Genus. Hydrobiology, 2(4):554-574.

Malek-Hosseini, M. J., Brad, T., Fatemi, Y., Kuntner, M., & Fišer, C., 2023, A new cave-dwelling hadzioid amphipod (Senticaudata, Hadzioidea, Melitidae) from sulfidic groundwaters in Iran. Contributions to Zoology.

Aerts JW, Sarbu SM, Brad T, Ehrenfreund P, Westerhoff HV. 2023, Microbial Ecosystems in Movile Cave: An Environment of Extreme Life. Life. 2023; 13(11):2120. 

Moldovan, O.T., Carrell, A.A., Bulzu, PA. et al. The gut microbiome mediates adaptation to scarce food in Coleoptera. Environmental Microbiome 18, 80 (2023). 

Saclier, N.,  . …Moldovan, O.T., ... Malard, F. (2023).  A collaborative backbone resource for comparative studies of subterranean evolution: The World Asellidae database. Molecular Ecology Resources,  00,  1–19.

Aerts JW, Sarbu SM, Brad T, Ehrenfreund P, Westerhoff HV. Microbial Ecosystems in Movile Cave: An Environment of Extreme Life. Life. 2023; 13(11):2120.

Theodorescu, M., Bucur, R., Bulzu, PA., Faur L., Levei EA., Mirea IC, Cadar O., Ferreira R, Souza-Silva M., Moldovan OT. Environmental Drivers of the Moonmilk Microbiome Diversity in Some Temperate and Tropical Caves. Microb Ecol (2023).

Haidău C, Bulzu PA, Mirea IC, Bucur R, Moldovan OT (2023): Potential Environmental Drivers of Fossil Bones Degradation—A Metabarcoding Approach in Two Carpathian Caves, Geomicrobiology Journal, DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2023.2227625

Szekeres, E, Baricz, A, Cristea A, Levei, EA, Stupar, Z, Brad, T., Kenesz, M., Moldovan, OT, Banciu, HL, Karst spring microbiome: diversity, core taxa, and community response to pathogens and antibiotic resistance gene contamination. Science of the Total Environment, 895, 165133

Nesterovschi I, Marica I, Levei EA, Angyus SB, Kenesz M, Moldovan OT, Cîntă Pînzaru S. 2023. Subterranean transport of microplastics as evidenced in karst springs and their characterization using Raman spectroscopy. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 122811,

Török AI, Moldovan A, Tănăselia C, Kovacs E, Mirea IC, Moldovan OT, Levei EA. Sr Isotope, Major, and Trace Element Signatures in Karst Groundwaters. Water. 2023; 15(7):1431.

Iepure, S., Wysocka, A., Sarbu, S.M. et al. A new extremophile ostracod crustacean from the Movile Cave sulfidic chemoautotrophic ecosystem in Romania. Sci Rep 13, 6112 (2023). 

Bogdan DF, Baricz AI, Chiciudean I, Bulzu P-A, Cristea A, Năstase-Bucur R, Levei EA, Cadar O, Sitar C, Banciu H, Moldovan OT (2023) Diversity, distribution and organic substrates preferences of microbial communities of a low anthropic activity cave in North-Western Romania. Front. Microbiol. 14:962452.


Măntoiu DŞMirea IC, Şandric IC, Cîşlariu AG, Gherghel I, Constantin S, Moldovan OT (2022) Bat dynamics modelling as a tool for conservation management in subterranean environments. PLoS ONE 17(10): e0275984. IF 3.24

Stupar Z, Levei EA Neag E, Baricz A, Szekeres E, Moldovan OT. Microbial water quality and health risk assessment in karst springs from Apuseni Mountains, Romania. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10, 2022, DOI=10.3389/fenvs.2022.931893 IF 5.411   

Chiciudean I, Russo G, Bogdan DF, Levei EA, Faur L, Hillebrand-Voiculescu A, Moldovan OT, Banciu HL. Competition-cooperation in the chemoautotrophic ecosystem of Movile Cave: first metagenomic approach on sediments.Environmental Microbiome 17, 44 (2022). IF 6.630

Brad T, Bizic M, Ionescu D, Chiriac CM, Kenesz M, Roba C, Ionescu A, Fekete A, Mirea IC, Moldovan OT. Potential for Natural Attenuation of Domestic and Agricultural Pollution in Karst Groundwater Environments. Water. 2022; 14(10):1597. IF 3.103

Haidău C, Năstase-Bucur R, Bulzu P, Levei E, Cadar O, Mirea IC, Faur L, Fruth V, Atkinson I, Constantin S, Moldovan OT. A 16S rRNA Gene-Based Metabarcoding of Phosphate-Rich Deposits in Muierilor Cave, South-Western Carpathians. Frontiers in Microbiology 13, 2022, 10.3389/fmicb.2022.877481 IF 5.64

Moldovan OT, Miko L, Panaiotu C, Roban RD, Gąsiorowski M, Hercman H, Orza R, Kenesz M, Mirea IC, Petculescu A, Robu M, Constantin S. Small Human Population Drastic Impact, as Inferred From Multi-Proxies of a Temporary Carpathian Lake. Frontiers in Earth Science 10, 2022, DOI=10.3389/feart.2022.856685 IF 3.498

Sarbu, S.; Brad, T.; Chauveau, C.; Flot, J.; Galdenzi, S.; Galassi, D.; Gentile, G.; Iepure, S.; Jones, D.; Martin, P.; Montanari, A.; Stoch, F. Biodiversity in the Sulfidic Sections of the Frasassi Caves, Italy, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Diversity (IECD 2022)—New Insights into the Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and Microbes, 15–31 March 2022, MDPI: Basel, Switzerland, doi:10.3390/IECD2022-12384

Urziceanu MM, Cîșlariu AG, Nagodă E, Nicolin AL, Măntoiu DȘ, Anastasiu P. Assessing the Invasion Risk of Humulus scandensUsing Ensemble Species Distribution Modeling and Habitat Connectivity Analysis. Plants. 2022; 11(7):857. IF 3.935

Towards evidence-based conservation of subterranean ecosystems. Mammola SMeierhofer MB,  Borges PAV, ..., Moldovan OT, ..., Cardoso P. Biological Reviews, 2022 IF 12.820

Ionescu MI, Neagoe DȘ, Crăciun AM, Moldovan OT. The Gram-Negative Bacilli Isolated from Caves—Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Hafnia alvei and a Review of Their Involvement in Human Infections. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(4):2324. IF 3.390

Haliuc A., Bonk A., Longman J., Hutchinson S.M., Zak M., Veres D., 2022. Challenges in interpreting geochemical data: an appraisal of analytical techniques applied to a karstic lake sediment record. Water, 14 (5), 806. IF 3.103

Fenn K., Millar I.L., Durcan J.A., Thomas D.S.G., Banak A., Marković S.B., Veres D., Stevens T., 2022. The provenance of Danubian loess. Earth-Science Reviews 226, 103920. IF 12.41

Moldovan A, Török AI, Mirea IC, Micle V, Moldovan OT, Levei EA. Health Risk Assessment in Southern Carpathians Small Rural Communities Using Karst Springs as a Drinking Water Source. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(1):234. IF 3.390


  1. Anghelinu M., Händel M., Niță L., Cordoș C., Veres D., Hambach U., Murătoreanu G., Ciornei A., Schmidt C., Sava T., Mănăilescu C., Ilie M., Demay L., Georgescu V., 2021. From Gravettian to Epigravettian in the Eastern Carpathians: Insights from the Bistricioara-Lutărie III archaeological site. Quaternary International 587-588, 210–229; Factor Impact: 2,130.

  2. Begy R.-Cs., Savin C.F., Kelemen S., Veres D., Muntean O.-L., Malos, C.V., Kovacs T., 2021. Investigation of the effect of anthropogenic land use on the Pănăzii Lake (Romania) catchment area using Cs-137 and Pb-210 radionuclides. PLOS ONE 16, e0251603; Factor Impact: 3,240.

  3. Tsanova T., Veres D., Hambach U., Spasov R., Dimitrova I., Popov P., Talamo S., Sirakova S., 2021. Upper Palaeolithic layers and Campanian Ignimbrite/Y-5 tephra in Toplitsa cave, Northern Bulgaria. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 37, 102912. Factor Impact: 1,67.

  4. Laag C., Hambach U., Zeeden C., Lagroix F., Guyodo Y., Veres D., Jovanović M., Marković S.B., 2021. A detailed paleoclimate proxy record for the Middle Danube Basin over the last 430 kyr: a rock magnetic and colorimetric study of the Zemun loess-paleosol sequence. Frontiers in Earth Science 9, 340. Factor Impact: 3,23.

  5. Pötter S., Veres D., Baykal Y., Nett J.J., Schulte P., Hambach U., Lehmkuhl F., 2021. Disentangling sedimentary pathways for the Pleniglacial Lower Danube loess based on geochemical signatures. Frontiers in Earth Science 9, 600010. Factor Impact: 3,23.

  6. Maier A., Stojakowits P., Mayr C., Pfeifer S., Preusser F., Zolitschka B., Anghelinu M., Bobak D., Duprat-Oualid F., Einwögerer T., Hambach U., Händel M., Kaminská L., Kämpf L., Łanczont M., Lehmkuhl, F., Ludwig P., Magyari E., Mrocze, P., Nemergut A., Nerudová Z., Niţă L., Polanská M., Połtowicz-Bobak, M., Rius D., Römer W., Simon U., Škrdla P., Újvári G., Veres D., 2021. Cultural evolution and environmental change in Central Europe between 40 and 15 ka. Quaternary International 581-582, 225–240. Factor Impact: 2,130.

  7. Anghelinu M., Niță L., Veres D., Hambach U., Händel M., Cordoș C., Sava T., Ilie M., Murătoreanu G., 2021. Break vs. continuity: Techno-cultural changes across the LGM in the Eastern Carpathians. Quaternary International 581-582, 241-257. Factor Impact: 2,199.

  8. Lehmkuhl F., Nett J.J., Pötter S., Schulte P., Sprafke T., Jary Z., Antoine P., Wacha L., Wolf D., Zerboni A., Hošek J., Marković S.B., Obreht I., Sümegi P., Veres D., Zeeden C., Boemke B., Schaubert V., Viehweger J., Hambach U. Loess landscapes of Europe – mapping, geomorphology, and zonal differentiation. Earth-Science Reviews 215, 103496. Factor Impact: 9,530.

  9. Scheidt S., Berg S., Hambach U., Klasen N., Pötter S., Stolz A., Veres D., Zeeden C., Brill D., Brückner H., Kusch S., Laag C., Lehmkuhl F., Melles M., Monnens F., Oppermann L., Rethemeyer J., Bösken J., 2021. Chronological assessment of the Balta Alba Kurgan loess-paleosol section (Romania) – a comparative study on different dating methods for a robust and precise age model. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 586. Factor Impact: 3,23.

  10. Papadopoulou M., Tsiripidis I., Panajiotidis S., Fotiadis G., Veres D., Magyari E., Bormann M., Fontana S., Shumilovskikh L., Panagiotopoulos K., Schäbitz F., Giesecke T., 2021. Testing the potential of pollen assemblages to capture composition, diversity and ecological gradients of surrounding vegetation in two biogeographical regions of southeastern Europe. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany (online). Factor Impact: 2,375.

  11. Zeeden C., Hambach U., Klasen N., Fischer P., Schulte P., Nett J.J., Veres D., Obreht I., Chu W., Papadopoulou M., Viehberg F., Schäbitz F., Gavrilov M.B., Marković S.B., Vött A., Lehmkuhl F. Sedimentology of a Late Quaternary lacustrine record from the south-eastern Carpathian Basin. Journal of Quaternary Science (on-line). Factor Impact: 2.738.

  12. Obreht I., Zeeden C., Hambach U., Veres D., Marković S.B., Lehmkuhl F., 2021. Reply to the discussion paper by P. Sümegi and S. Gulyás: Some notes on the interpretation and reliability of malacological proxies in paleotemperature reconstructions from loess- comments to Obreht et al.'s “A critical reevaluation of paleoclimate proxy records from loess in the Carpathian Basin”. Earth-Science Reviews 220, 103737. Factor Impact: 9,530.

  13. Longman J., Veres D., Haliuc A., Finsinger W., Ersek V., Pascal D., Sava T., Begy R., 2021. Carbon accumulation rates of Holocene peatlands in central-eastern Europe document the driving role of human impact for the past 4000 years. Climate of the Past, acceptat. Factor Impact: 4,295.

  14. Haliuc A., Buczkó K., Hutchinson S.M., Ács É., Magyari E.K., Korponai J., Begy R. C., Vasilache D., Zak M., Veres D., 2021. Correction: Climate and land-use as the main drivers of recent environmental change in a mid-altitude mountain lake, Romanian Carpathians. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248253. Factor Impact: 3,240.

  15. Constantin D., Mason L.A., Veres D., Hambach U., Panaiotu C., Zeeden C., Zhou L., Marković S.B., Gerasimenko, N., Avram A., Tecsa V., Groza-Sacaciu S.M., del Villalonga L., Begy R., Timar-Gabor A., 2021. OSL-dating of the Pleistocene-Holocene climatic transition in loess from China, Europe and North America, and evidence for accretionary pedogenesis. Earth-Science Reviews 221, 103769. Factor Impact: 9,530.

  16. Fenn K., Thomas D.S.G., Durcan J.A., Millar I.L., Veres D., Piermattei A., Lane C.S. A tale of two signals: Global and local influences on the Late Pleistocene loess sequences in Bulgarian Lower Danube. Quaternary Science Reviews (acceptat). Factor Impact: 4,112.

  17. Kwiecien O, Braun T, Francesca Brunello C, Faulkner P, Hausmann N, Helle G, Hoggarth JA, Ionita M, Jazwa C, Kelmelisj S, Marwan N, Nava-Fernandez C, Nehme K, Opel T, Oster JL, Perşoiu A, Petrie C, Prufer K, Saarni SM, Wolf A, Breitenbach SFM, 2021, What we talk about when we talk about seasonality – A transdisciplinary review, Earth-Science Reviews,, Factor de impact 12.413.

  18. Iepure S, Bădăluţă C-A, Moldovan OT (2021) An annotated checklist of groundwater Cyclopoida and Harpacticoida (Crustacea, Copepoda) from Romania with notes on their distribution and ecology. Subterranean Biology 41: 87-108. IF 1.69

  19. Cucoș AL, Moldovan MC, Burghele BD, Dicu T, Moldovan OT. Radiological Risk Assessment for Karstic Springs Used as Drinking Water in Rural Romania. Atmosphere. 2021; 12(9):1207. IF 2.686

  20. Torok AI, Levei EA, Constantin S, Moldovan OT, Senila M, Cadar O, Casoni D, Angyus SB, Tanaselia C, Covaci E, Frentiu T. Application of Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometric Techniques and Multivariate Statistical Analysis in the Hydrogeochemical Profiling of Caves—Case Study Cloșani, Romania. Molecules. 2021; 26(22):6788. IF 4.411

  21. Weber D, Brad T, Stoch F, Flot J-F. 2021. Rediscovery and redescription of Niphargus enslini Karaman, 1932 (Amphipoda, Niphargidae) in southern Germany. Subterranean Biology 40: 65-89. IF 1.690

  22. Wynne, JJ,  Howarth, FG,  Mammola, S,..., Moldovan OT,..., et al.  A conservation roadmap for the subterranean biome. Conservation Letters.  2021;e12834. IF 8.105

  23. Török AI, Moldovan A, Levei EA, Cadar O, Tănăselia C, Moldovan OT. Assessment of Lithium, Macro- and Microelements in Water, Soil and Plant Samples from Karst Areas in Romania. Materials. 2021; 14(14):4002. IF 3.623

  24. Sitar C., Barbu-Tudoran L., Moldovan O. T. 2021. Morphological and Micromorphological Description of the Larvae of Two Endemic Species of Duvalius (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechini). Biology 10, 7: 627. IF 5.079.

  25. Perşoiu, A., Buzjak, N., Onaca, A., Pennos, C., Sotiriadis, Y., Ionita, M., Zachariadis, S., Styllas, M., Kosutnik, J., Hegyi, A., and Butorac, V.: Record summer rains in 2019 led to massive loss of surface and cave ice in SE Europe, The Cryosphere, 15, 2383–2399,, 2021. IF 4.713

  26. Angyus SB, Levei E, Petreus D, Etz R, Covaci E, Moldovan OT, Ponta M, Darvasi E, Frentiu T. Simultaneous Determination of As, Bi, Sb, Se, Te, Hg, Pb and Sn by Small-Sized Electrothermal Vaporization Capacitively Coupled Plasma Microtorch Optical Emission Spectrometry Using Direct Liquid Microsampling. Molecules. 2021; 26(9):2642. IF 4.411

  27. Feher R, Voiculescu M, Chiroiu P, Perșoiu A (2021) The stable isotope composition of hoarfrost, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2021.1917567IF 1.652

  28. Constantin S, Mirea IC, Petculescu A, Arghir RA, Măntoiu DȘKenesz M, Robu M, Moldovan OT. Monitoring Human Impact in Show Caves. A Study of Four Romanian Caves. Sustainability. 2021; 13(4):1619. IF 3.251

  29. Brad T, Iepure S, Sarbu SM. The Chemoautotrophically Based Movile Cave Groundwater Ecosystem, a Hotspot of Subterranean Biodiversity. Diversity. 2021; 13(3):128. IF 1.402

  30. Hoaghia M-A, Moldovan A, Kovacs E, Mirea IC, Kenesz M, Brad T, Cadar O, Micle V, Levei EA, Moldovan OT. Water Quality and Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Some Karst Water Sources in Apuseni Mountains, Romania. Water. 2021; 13(6):857. IF 3.103

  31. ​Hajdinjak M, Mafessoni F, Skov L, Vernot B, Hübner A, Fu Q, Essel E, Nagel S, Nickel B, Richter J, Moldovan OT, Constantin S, Endarova E, Zahariev N, Spasov R, Welker F, Smith GM, Sinet-Mathiot V, Paskulin L, Fewlass H, Talamo S, Rezek Z, Sirakova S, Sirakov N, McPherron SP, Tsanova T, Hublin J-J, Peter BM, Meyer M, Skoglund P, Kelso J, Pääbo S. (2021)​ Initial Upper Palaeolithic humans in Europe had recent Neanderthal ancestry. Nature 592, 253–257. IF 42.779


  1. Moldovan, A.; Hoaghia, M.-A.; Kovacs, E.; Mirea, I.C.; Kenesz, M.; Arghir, R.A.; Petculescu, A.; Levei, E.A.; Moldovan, O.T. Quality and Health Risk Assessment Associated with Water Consumption—A Case Study on Karstic Springs. Water 2020, 12, 3510.

  2. Moldovan, OT, Baricz, A., Szekeres, E., Kenesz, M., Hoaghia, M., Levei, E., Mirea, I., Năstase-Bucur, R., Brad, T., Chiciudean, I., Banciu, H. Testing Different Membrane Filters for 16S rRNA Gene-Based Metabarcoding in Karstic Springs. Water 2020, 12(12), 3400. 

  3. Longman, J., Ersek, V. & Veres, D. High variability between regional histories of long-term atmospheric Pb pollution. Sci Rep 10, 20890 (2020).

  4. Mirea I-C, Robu M, Petculescu A, Kenesz M, Faur L, Arghir R, Tecsa V, Timar-Gabor A, Roban RD, Panaiotu CG, Sharifi A, Pourmand A, Codrea VA, Constantin S (2020) Last deglaciation flooding events in the Southern Carpathians as revealed by the study of cave deposits from Muierilor Cave, Romania. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, IF 2.833

  5. Haliuc A, Buczkó K, Hutchinson SM, Ács É, Magyari EK, Korponai J, ...Vereș D (2020) Climate and land-use as the main drivers of recent environmental change in a mid-altitude mountain lake, Romanian Carpathians. PLoS ONE 15(10): e0239209. 

  6. Măntoiu, D.Ş., Kravchenko, K., Lehnert, L.S.  Vlaschenko A., Moldovan O.T., Mirea I.C., Stanciu R.C., Zaharia R., Popescu-Mirceni R., Nistorescu M.C., Voigt C.C. (2020) Wildlife and infrastructure: impact of wind turbines on bats in the Black Sea coast region. European Journal Wildlife Research, 66, 44.

  7. Moldovan OT, Iepure S, Brad T, Kenesz M, Mirea IC, Năstase-Bucur R (2020) Database of Romanian cave invertebrates with a Red List of cave species and a list of hotspot/coldspot caves, v4, Dryad, Dataset,

  8. Moldovan OT, Iepure S, Brad T, Kenesz M, Mirea IC, Năstase-Bucur R (2020) Database of Romanian cave invertebrates with a Red List of cave species and a list of hotspot/coldspot caves. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e53571. 

  9. Camacho, A., P. Mas-Peinado, S. Iepure, B. Dorda, A. Casado, I. Rey. 2020. Novel sexual dimorphism in a new genus of Bathynellidae from Russia, with a revision of phylogenetic relationships. Zoologica Scripta.  DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12387 

  10. Vystavna Y, Schmidt SI, Kopáček J, Hejzlar J, Holko L, Matiatos I, Wassenaar L, Perșoiu A, *Bădăluță C-A, Huneau F, accepted, Small-scale chemical and isotopic variability of hydrological pathways in a mountain lake catchment, Journal of Hydrology. in press

  11. Moldovan OT,  Bercea S, Năstase-Bucur R, Constantin S, Kenesz M, Mirea IC, Petculescu A, Robu M, Arghir RA. 2020. Management of water bodies in show caves – A microbial approach. Tourism Management, 78, 104037

  12. Zeeden C., Obreht I., Veres D., Kaboth-Bahr S., Hošek J., Marković S.B., Bösken J., Lehmkuhl F., Rolf C., Hambach U., 2020. Smoothed millennial-scale palaeoclimatic reference data as unconventional comparison targets: application to European loess records. Scientific Reports (in press).

  13. Abbott P.M., Jensen B.J.L., Lowe D.J., Suzuki T., Veres D., 2020. Crossing new frontiers: extending tephrochronology as a global geoscientific research tool. Journal of Quaternary Science 35, 1-2, 1-8.

  14. Tecsa V., Mason J.A., Johnson W.C., Miao X., Constantin D., Radu S., Magdas D.A., Veres D., Marković S.B., Timar-Gabor A., 2020. Latest Pleistocene to Holocene loess in the central Great Plains: Optically stimulated luminescence dating and multi-proxy analysis of the Enders loess section (Nebraska, USA). Quaternary Science Reviews 229, 106130.

  15. Avram A., Constantin D., Veres D., Kelemen S., Obreht I., Hambach U., Marković S.B., Timar-Gabor A., 2020. Testing polymineral post-IR IRSL and quartz SAR-OSL protocols on Middle to Late Pleistocene loess at Batajnica, Serbia. Boreas (in press).

  16. Schmidt C., Anghelinu M., Hambach U., Veres D., Lehmkuhl F., 2020. Reassessing the timeframe of Upper Palaeolithic deposits in the Ceahlău Basin (Eastern Carpathians, Romania): Geochronological and archaeological implications. Quaternary Geochronology 55, 101020.


  18. Borda D., Epure L., Meleg I.N., Cociuba I., 2020. Preliminary results on the quality of drinking water sources in the Runcuri Plateau. Travaux de L'institut De Spéologie “Emil Racovitza”, LVIII (in press).

  19. Páll-Gergely B., Baykal Y., Stevens T., Veres D., Hambach U., 2020. A sinistral Helicopsis cf. instabilis (Rossmässler, 1838) from Romanian loess. Folia Malacologica 28, 1-3. 

  20. Abbott P.M., Jensen B.J.L., Lowe D.J., Suzuki T., Veres D., 2020. Tephrochronology as a global geoscientific research tool. Journal of Quaternary Science, Volume 35, Issue 1-2, Pages:  1-379.


  1. Mammola S., Cardoso P., Culver D.C., Deharveng L., Ferreira R.L., Fišer C., Galassi D.M.P., Griebler C., Halse S., Humphreys W.F., Isaia M., Malard F., Martinez A., Moldovan O.T., Niemiller M.L., Pavlek M., Reboleira A.S.P.S., Souza-Silva M., Teeling E.C., Wynne J.J., Zagmajster M. (2019). Scientists' Warning on the Conservation of Subterranean Ecosystems. BioScience, 69: 641–650. IF 6.591

  2. Moldovan, O. T., Brad T. (2019). Comment on “Assessing preservation priorities of caves and karst areas using the frequency of endemic cave-dwelling species” by Nitzu et al. (2018), Int. J. Speleol., 47 (1): 43-52.International Journal of Speleology, 48: 107-109. IF 1.130

  3. Mammola S, Cardoso P, Angyal D, Balázs G, Blick T, Brustel H, Carter J, Ćurčić S, Danflous S, Dányi L, Déjean S, Deltshev C, Elverici M, Fernández J, Gasparo F, Komnenov M, Komposch C, Kováč L, Kunt KB, Mock A, Moldovan O, Naumova M, Pavlek M, Prieto CE, Ribera C, Rozwałka R, Růžička V, Vargovitsh RS, Zaenker S, Isaia M (2019) Continental data on cave-dwelling spider communities across Europe (Arachnida: Araneae). Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38492. IF 1.029

  4. Mammola S, Cardoso P, Angyal D, Balázs G, Blick T, Brustel H, Carter J, Ćurčić S, Danflous S, Dányi L, Déjean S, Deltshev C, Elverici M, Fernández J, Gasparo F, Komnenov M, Komposch C, Kováč L, Kunt KB, Mock A, Moldovan OT, Naumova M, Pavlek M, Prieto CE, Ribera C, Rozwałka R, Růžička V, Vargovitsh RS, Zaenker S, Isaia M (2019) Local- versus broad-scale environmental drivers of continental β-diversity patterns in subterranean spider communities across Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286: IF 4.304

  5. Kern, Z., Demény, A., Perşoiu, A., Hatvani, I.G., 2019, Speleothem records from the Eastern part of Europe and Turkey - discussion on stable oxygen and carbon isotopes, Quaternary, 2:31,

  6. Păun V.I., Icaza G., Lavin P., Marin C., Tudorache A., Perșoiu A., Dorador C., Purcărea C., 2019, Total and potentially active bacterial communities entrapped in a Late Glacial through Holocene ice core from Scărișoara Ice Cave, Romania. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10: 1193, IF 4.259

  7. Nagavciuc V., Ioniță M., Perșoiu A., Popa I., Loader N., McCarroll D., 2019, Stable oxygen isotopes in Romanian oak tree rings record summer droughts and associated large-scale circulation patterns over Europe. Climate Dynamics, 52 (11): 6557-6568, IF 4.048

  8. Perșoiu A., Ioniță M., Weiss H., 2019, Atmospheric blocking induced by the strengthened Siberian High led to drying in the Middle East during the 4.2 ka event – a hypothesis, Climate of the Past, 15 (2): 781-793, IF 3.470

  9. Bini M., Zanchetta G., Perșoiu A., Cartier, R., Català A., Cacho I., Dean J.R., Di Rita F., Drysdale R.N., Finnè M., Isola I., Jalali B., Lirer F., Magri D., Masi A., Marks L., Mercuri A.M., Peyron O., Sadori L., Sicre M.-A., Welc F., Zielhofer C., Brisset, E., 2019, The 4.2 ka BP event in the Mediterranean region: an overview. Climate of the Past. 15 (2): 555-577, IF 3.470

  10. Bădăluță C.-A., Perșoiu A., Ionita M., Nagavciuc V., Bistricean P.-I., 2019, Stable H and O isotope-based investigation of moisture sources and their role in river and groundwater recharge in the NE Carpathian Mountains, East - Central Europe. Isotopes in Health and Environmental Studies. 55 (2): 161-178, 1IF .367

  11. Perșoiu I., Perșoiu A., 2019, Flood events in Transylvania during the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. The Holocene, 29 (1): 85-96. IF 2.547

  12. Borko Š., Collette M., Brad T., Zakšek V., Flot J.-F., Vaxevanopoulos M., Sarbu S. M. and Fišer C., 2019, Amphipods in a Greek cave with sulphidic and non-sulphidic water: phylogenetically clustered and ecologically divergent, Systematics and Biodiversity, DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2019.1670273
    IF: 2.356

  13. Vincze I., Finsinger W., Jakab G., Braun M., Hubay K., Veres D., Deli T., Szalai Z., Szabó Z., Magyari E., 2019. Paleoclimate reconstruction and mire development in the Eastern Great Hungarian Plain for the last 20,000 years. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 271, 104112. IF 1.674

  14. Magyari E.K., Pál I., Vincze I., Veres D., Jakab G., Braun M., Szalai Z., Szabó Z., Korponai J., 2019. Warm Younger Dryas summers and early late glacial spread of temperate deciduous trees in the Pannonian Basin during the last glacial termination (20-9 kyr cal BP). Quaternary Science Reviews 225, 105980. IF 4.641

  15. Zeeden, C., Hambach, U., Veres, D., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Obreht, I., Bösken, J., et al. (2019). Corrigendum to “Millennial scale climate oscillations recorded in the Lower Danube loess over the last glacial period” [Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 509, 15 November 2018 164–181]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 523, 116-117.  IF 2.616

  16. Longman J., Veres D., Wennrich V., 2019. Utilisation of XRF core scanning on peat and other highly organic sediments. Quaternary International 514, 85-96.  IF 1.952

  17. Karátson D., Telbisz T., Dibacto S., Lahitte P., Szakács A., Veres D., Gertisser R., Jánosi C., Timár G., 2019. Eruptive history of the Late Quaternary Ciomadul (Csomád) volcano, East Carpathians, part II: magma output rates. Bulletin of Volcanology 81, 4, 28.  IF 2.232

  18. Lahitte P., Dibacto S., Karátson D., Gertisser R., Veres D., 2019. Eruptive history of the Late Quaternary Ciomadul (Csomád) volcano, East Carpathians, part I: timing of lava dome activity. Bulletin of Volcanology 81, 4, 27.  IF 2.232

  19. Longman J., Veres D., Ersek V., Haliuc A., Wennrich V., 2019. Runoff events and related rainfall variability in the Southern Carpathians during the last 2000 years. Scientific Reports 9, 1, 5334. IF 4.122

  20. Constantin D., Veres D., Panaiotu C., Anechitei-Deacu V., Groza S.M., Begy R., Kelemen S., Buylaert J.-P., Hambach U., Marković S.B., Gerasimenko N., Timar-Gabor A., 2019. Luminescence age constraints on the Pleistocene-Holocene transition recorded in loess sequences across SE Europe. Quaternary Geochronology 49, 71-77. IF 3.962

  21. Groza S.M., Hambach U., Veres D., Vulpoi A., Haendel M., Einwögerer T., Simon U., Neugebauer-Maresch C., Timar-Gabor A., 2019. Optically stimulated luminescence ages for the Upper Palaeolithic site Krems-Wachtberg, Austria. Quaternary Geochronology 49, 242-248. IF 3.962

  22. Perić Z., Lagerbäck Adolphi E., Stevens T., Újvári G., Zeeden C., Buylaert J.-P., Marković S.B., Hambach U., Fischer P., Schmidt C., Schulte P., Huayu L., Shuangwen Yi., Lehmkuhl F., Obreht I., Veres D., Thiel C., Frechen M., Jain M., Vött A., Zöller L., Gavrilov M.B., 2019. Quartz OSL dating of late quaternary Chinese and Serbian loess: A cross Eurasian comparison of dust mass accumulation rates. Quaternary International 502, 30-44. IF 1.952

  23. Obreht I., Zeeden C., Hambach U., Veres D., Marković S.B., Lehmkuhl F., 2019. A critical reevaluation of palaeoclimate proxy records from loess in the Carpathian Basin. Earth-Science Reviews 190, 498-520. IF 9.530

  24. Bercea S, Năstase-Bucur R., Moldovan O.T., Kenesz M., Constantin S. 2019. Yearly microbial cycle of human exposed surfaces in show caves. Subterranean Biology 31: 1-14.

  25. Angelinu M., Popescu G., Hambach U., Vereș D., Händel M., Niță L., Cordoș C., Murătoareanu G., 2019. Reassessing the formation processes of open-air Paleolithic settlements in the Eastern Carpathians: case studies in the Ceahlău area. In ‘Le Paleolitique superior de Roumanie en context du Paleolitique superior europeean: actes de Colloque international du Iași 2019 (Cordoș C., Chirica V., eds)‘, paginile 96-119.

  26. Perșoiu, A., Onac, B.P., 2019, Ice in caves. In White, W.B., Culver, D.C., Pipan, T. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Caves, 3rd Edition, Academic Press, p. 553-558.

  27. Onac B.P., Perșoiu A., Drăgușin V., Veres D., 2019. Summer School on Speleothem Science (S4) – Field guide, 32 pagini.

  28. Meleg I.N., Robu M., Borda D.R., Mátyási L., Ghemiș C., Lascu V.T. -Pădurea Craiului Mountains: Meziad Cave, 367-373 in Cave and Karst Systems of Romania, Ed. Springer, 2019.

  29. Meleg I.N., Robu M., Borda D.R., Mátyási L., Ghemiș C., Lascu V.T - Show Caves of Romania, 519-535 in Cave and Karst Systems of Romania, Ed. Springer, 2019.

  30. Kilikowska, A., Wysocka A., Mori N., Iepure S., T. Namiotko. 2019. Molecular insight into taxonomy of European Candonidae (Ostracoda). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 1-7, DOI: 10.1093/jcbiol/ruz041.

  31. Di Lorenzo, T., Di Marzio W.D., Fiasca B., Galassi D.M.P., Korbel K., Iepure S., Pereira J.L., Reboleira A.S.S.P., Schmidt S.I., G.C. Hose, 2019. Recommendations for ecotoxicity testing with stygobiotic species in the framework of groundwater environmental risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment, 681 (1): 292-304. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.030.

  32. Decu, V., Juberthie C., Iepure, S., Gheorghiu V., G. Nazareanu. 2019. An overview on the subterranean fauna from Central Asia. Ecologica Montenegrina 20: 163-188.

  33. Moldovan OT, Øvrevik Skoglund R, Banciu HL, Dinu Cucoș A, Levei EA, Perșoiu A, Lauritzen S-E. (2019) Monitoring and risk assessment for groundwater sources in rural communities of Romania (GROUNDWATERISK). Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e48898

Published Work


  1. Robu, M., Wynn, J. G., Mirea, I. C., Petculescu, A., Kenesz, M., Puşcaş, C. M., Vlaicu, M., Trinkaus, E. and Constantin, S. (2017). The diverse dietary profiles of MIS 3 cave bears from the Romanian Carpathians: insights from stable isotope (δ13C and δ15N) analysis. Palaeontology 61(2), pp. 209-219

  2. Constantin, S., Toulkeridis, T., Moldovan, O.T., Villacis, M., Addison, A. (2018) Caves and karst of Ecuador – state-of-the-art and research perspectives, Physical Geography, DOI:10.1080/02723646.2018.1461496. IF: 1.086

  3. Bercea, S., Nastase-Bucur, R., Mirea, I.C., Mantoiu, D.S., Kenesz, M., Petculescu, A., Baricz, A., Andrei, A-S., Banciu, H.L., Papp, B., Constantin, S., Moldovan, O.T. (2018) Novel approach to microbiological airmonitoring in show caves. Aerobiologia, IF: 1.515

  4. Moldovan, O.T., Constantin, S., Cheval, S. (2018) Drip heterogeneity and the impact of decreased flow rates on the vadose zone fauna in Ciur‐Izbuc Cave, NW Romania. Ecohydrology, IF: 2.755

  5. Ițcuș C., Pascu M.-D., Perşoiu A., Iancu L., Lavin P., Purcărea C., 2018, Bacterial and archaeal community structures in perennial cave ice. Scientific Reports, 8, 15671, (IF 4.122)

  6. Vystavna Y., Holko L., Hejzlar J., Perșoiu A., Graham N.D., Juras R., Huneau F., Gibson J., 2018, Isotopic response of runoff to forest disturbance in small mountain catchments, Hydrological Processes. (IF 3.181)

  7. Ersek V., Onac B.P., Perșoiu A., 2018, Kinetic processes and stable isotopes in cave dripwaters as indicators of winter severity. Hydrological Processes, 32(18): 2856-2862. (3.181)

  8. Brad T., Ițcuș C., Pascu M.-D., Perşoiu A., Hillebrand-Voiculescu A., Purcărea C., 2018, Fungi in perennial ice from Scărișoara Ice Cave (Romania). Scientific Reports, 8, 10096. (IF 4.122)

  9. Nagavciuc V., Kern Z., Perșoiu A., Kesjár D., Popa I., 2018, Brown-rot decay influence on the stable isotope composition of tree ring cellulose. Dendrochronologia, 49: 110-117. (2.055)

  10. Veres D., Tecsa V., Gerasimenko N., Zeeden C., Hambach U., Timar-Gabor A., 2018. Short-term soil formation events in Late Pleistocene European loess records, evidence from multi-method luminescence dating. Quaternary Science Reviews 200, 34-51. (IF: 4.797)

  11. Magyari, E.K., Veres D., Braun, M., Buczkó, K., 2018. Providing long environmental records of Late Quaternary climatic oscillations in the South Carpathian Retezat Mountains (PROLONG) – an introduction to the project. Quaternary International 477, 1-6.(IF: 2.199)

  12. Schaetzl R.J., Bettis III E.A., Crouvi O., Fitzsimmons K.E., Grimley D.A., Hambach U., Lehmkuhl F., Marković S.B., Mason J.A., Owczarek P., Roberts H.M., Rousseau D.-D., Stevens T., Vandenberghe J., Zárate M., Veres D.,Yang S., Zech M., Conroy J.L., Dave A.K., Faust D., Hao Q., Obreht I., Prud’home C., Smalley I., Tripaldi A., Zeeden C., Zech, R., 2018. Approaches and challenges to the study of loess. Quaternary Research 89, 563-618. (IF: 2.198)

  13. Lehmkuhl F., Bösken J., Hošek J., Marković S.B., Obreht I., Hambach U., Sprafke T., Sümegi P., Thiemann A., Steffens, S., Lindner H., Veres D., Zeeden C., 2018. Loess distribution and related Quaternary sediments in the Carpathian Basin. Journal of Maps 14 (2), 673-682. (IF: 1.600)

  14. Staubwasser M., Dragusin V., Onac B.P., Assanov S., Ersek V., Hoffmann D.L., Veres D., 2018. Impact of climate change on the transition of Neanderthals to modern humans in Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115 (37), 9116-9121. (IF: 9.661)

  15. Longman J., Veres D., Ersek V., Finsinger W., 2018. Exceptionally high levels of lead pollution in the Balkans from the early metal ages to the industrial revolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115 (25), E5661-E5668. (IF: 9.661)

  16. Longman J., Veres D., Ersek V., Phillips D.L., Chauvel C., Tamas C.G., 2018. Quantitative assessment of Pb sources in isotopic mixtures using a Bayesian mixing model. Scientific Reports 8, 6154.  (IF: 5.228)

  17. Hubay K., Braun M., Buczkó K., Pál I., Veres D., Túri M., Bíró T., Magyari E., 2018. Holocene environmental changes as recorded in the geochemistry of glacial lake sediments from Retezat Mountains, South Carpathians.Quaternary International 477, 19-39. (IF: 2.199)

  18. Marković S.B., Vandenberghe J., Yang S., Veres D., Mason J., Újvári G., Stevens T., Timar-Gabor A., Zeeden C., Guo Z., Hao Q., Obreht I., Hambach U., Wu H., Gavrilov M.B., Rolf C., Tomić N., Lehmkuhl F., 2018. Loess correlations – between myth and reality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 509, 4-23. (IF: 2.578)

  19. Kearney R., Albert P.G., Staff R.A., Pál I., Veres D., Magyari E., Bronk Ramsey, C., 2018. Ultra-distal fine ash occurrences of the Icelandic Askja-S Plinian eruption deposits in Southern Carpathian lakes: new age constraints on a continental scale tephrostratigraphic marker. Quaternary Science Reviews 188, 174-182. (IF: 4.797)

  20. Cosac M., Murătoreanu G., Veres D., Niță L., Schmidt C., Hambach U., Alexandru R., Cuculici R., Buzea D.L., Mărgărit M., Dumitrașcu V., Vasile S., Petculescu A., Dénes I., 2018. Multi-proxy archaeological investigations of a Middle Palaeolithic occupation context in Eastern Transylvania, Romania. Quaternary International 485, 115-130. 
    (IF: 2.199)

  21. Veres D., Cosac M., Schmidt C., Murătoreanu G., Hambach U., Hubay K., Wulf S., Karátson D., 2018. New chronological constraints for Middle Palaeolithic (MIS 6/5-3) cave sequences in Eastern Transylvania, Romania. Quaternary International 485, 103-114. (IF: 2.199)

  22. Zeeden C., Hambach U., Veres D., Fitzsimmons K., Obreht I., Bösken J., Lehmkuhl F., 2018. Millennial scale climate oscillations recorded in the Lower Danube loess over the last glacial period. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 509, 164-181. (IF: 2.578)

  23. Zeeden C., Hambach U., Obreht I., Hao Q., Abels H.A., Veres D., Lehmkuhl F., Gavrilov M.B., Marković S.B., 2018. Patterns and timing of loess-paleosol transitions in Eurasia: Constraints for paleoclimate studies. Global and Planetary Change 162, 1-7. (IF: 3.915)

  24. Antohi-Trandafir O., Timar-Gabor A., Vulpoi A., Bălc R., Longman J., Veres D., Simon S., 2018. Luminescence properties of natural muscovite relevant to optical dating of contaminated quartz samples. Radiation Measurements 109, 1-7. (IF: 1.442)

  25. Moldovan OT, Kovac L., Halse S. (editori) Cave Ecology. Springer International Publishing ISBN 978-3-319-98852-8, in press, apare 30 decembrie 2018.

  26. Moldovan O.T., Năstase-Bucur R. 2018. Cave Biology In: Cave and Karst Systems of Romania (Ponta, G.M.L. & Onac, B.P. Eds), Springer, pp. 485-492

  27. Moldovan O.T. 2018. Cave Protection in Romania. In: Cave and Karst Systems of Romania (Ponta, G.M.L. & Onac, B.P. Eds), Springer, pp. 537-542.

  28. Howarth F.G., Moldovan O.T. 2018. Where Cave Animals Live. In: Moldovan OT, Kovac L., Halse S. (eds) Cave Ecology. Springer International Publishing ISBN 978-3-319-98852-8

  29. Howarth F.G., Moldovan O.T. 2018. The Ecological Classification of Cave Animals and their Adaptations. In: Moldovan OT, Kovac L., Halse S. (eds) Cave Ecology. Springer International Publishing ISBN 978-3-319-98852-8

  30. Moldovan O.T. 2018. Short Overview on the Aquatic Cave Fauna. In: Moldovan OT, Kovac L., Halse S. (eds) Cave Ecology. Springer International Publishing ISBN 978-3-319-98852-8

  31. Sarbu S., Lascu C. and Brad T., 2019, Dobrogea: Movile Cave, in Ponta G. M. L. and Onac B. P., (eds).  Cave and Karst Systems of Romania, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-90745-1, p. 429-436.

  32. Veres, D., Timar-Gabor, A., 2018. Climate Change and Dating. In The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences, Ed. Sandra L. López Varela, ISBN: 978-0-470-67461-1, Dec 2018, Wiley-Blackwell, 1992 pages, DOI: 10.1002/9781119188230.

Published Work


  1. Epure L., Munteanu V., Constantin S., Moldovan O.T. (2017) Ecophysiological groups of bacteria from cave sediments as potential indicators of paleoclimate. Quaternary International, 432A: 20-32, IF 2.199.

  2. Drăgușin, V., Balan, S., Blamart, D., Forray, F.L., Marin, C., Mirea, I., Nagavciuc, V., Perșoiu, A., Tîrlă, L., Tudorache, A., Vlaicu, M., 2017, Transfer of environmental signals from surface to the underground at Ascunsă Cave, Romania, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21: 5357-5373, DOI: 10.5194/hess-2016-625. IF 4.437

  3. Perșoiu, A., Onac, B.P., Wynn, J.G., Blaauw, M., Ioniță, M., Hansson, M., 2017, Holocene winter climate variability in Central and Eastern Europe, Scientific Reports, 7, 1196, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-01397. IF 4.259

  4. Longman, J., Veres, D., Ersek, V., Salzmann, U., Hubay, K., Bormann, M., Wennrich, V., Schäbitz, F., 2017. Periodic input of dust over the Eastern Carpathians during the Holocene linked with Saharan desertification and human impact. Climate of the Past 13, 897-917. IF 3.543

  5. Karátson, D., Veres, D., Wulf, S., Gertisser, R., Magyari, E., Bormann, M., 2017. The youngest volcanic eruptions in East-Central Europe - new findings from the Ciomadul lava dome complex, East Carpathians, Romania. IF 0.68

  6. Haliuc, A., Veres, D., Brauer, A., Hubay, K., Hutchinson, S.M., Begy, R., Braun, M., 2017. Palaeohydrological changes during the mid and late Holocene in the Carpathian area, central-eastern Europe. Global and Planetary Change 152, 99-114. IF 3.915

  7. Longman, J., Ersek, V., Veres, D., Salzmann, U., 2017. Detrital events and hydroclimate variability in the Romanian Carpathians during the mid-to-late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 167, 78-95. IF 4.797

  8. Obreht, I., Hambach, U., Veres, D., Zeeden, C., Bösken, J., Stevens, T., Marković, S.B., Klasen, N., Brill, D., Burow, C., Lehmkuhl, F., 2017. Shift of large-scale atmospheric systems over Europe during late MIS 3 and implications for Modern Human dispersal. Scientific Reports 7, 5848. IF 4.259

  9. Robu, M., Wynn, J. G., Mirea, I. C., Petculescu, A., Kenesz, M., Puşcaş, C. M., Vlaicu, M., Trinkaus, E. and Constantin, S. (2017). The diverse dietary profiles of MIS 3 cave bears from the Romanian Carpathians: insights from stable isotope (δ13C and δ15N) analysis. Palaeontology. doi:10.1111/pala.12338. IF 3.132

  10. Dumitru, O.A., Forray, F.L., Fornós, J.J., Ersek, V., Onac, B.P. 2017: An assessment of stable isotopes variability in precipitation, cave drip, and groundwater from Mallorca Island, Western Mediterranean. Hydrological Processes, 31: 104-116; doi: 10.1002/hyp.10978 (IF: 3,014)

  11. Cleary, D.M., Wynn, J.G., Ionita, M., Forray, F.L., Onac, B.P. 2017: Evidence of long-term NAO influence on East-Central Europe winter precipitation from a guano-derived δ15N record. Scientific Reports, 7: 14905, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14488-5 (IF: 4,259).

  12. Murariu, D., Brad, T. and Meleg, I. N., 2016, In memoriam - Gheorghe Racoviță (September 18, 1940 - December 1, 2015), Travaux de l'Institute de Spéologie "Émile Racovitza", Tome LV, p. 135-146. 

  13. Perșoiu, A., Lauritzen, S.-E. (eds.), 2017, Ice caves, Elsevier.

  14. Perşoiu, A., 2017, Climate evolution during the Late Glacial and the Holocene. In Rădone, M., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A. (eds.) Landform dynamics and evolution in Romania, Springer, pp. 57-66.

  15. Brad, T., Bădăluță, C., Perșoiu, A., Ice caves in Romania. In Perșoiu, A., Lauritzen, S.-E. (eds.), 2017, Ice caves, Elsevier.

  16. Perșoiu, A., 2017, Paleoclimatic significance of perennial ice accumulations in caves. In Perșoiu, A., Lauritzen, S.-E. (eds.), 2017, Ice caves, Elsevier.

  17. Perșoiu, A., 2017, Ice dynamics. In Perșoiu, A., Lauritzen, S.-E. (eds.), 2017, Ice caves, Elsevier.

  18. Perșoiu, A., 2017, Ice caves climate. In Perșoiu, A., Lauritzen, S.-E. (eds.), 2017, Ice caves, Elsevier.

  19. N Cruceru, A Petculescu, R Plăiașu, I Meleg, A Nae, CM Munteanu, Luchiana Faur, D. Cociuba (Borda), E. Nițu, M. Vlaicu, M. Robu, 2017. Monitoring and segmentation of 10 caves from the Pădurea Craiului Mountains in order to ensure conservative management. Case study: Ciur Ponor Cave, Proceedings of the Romanian Geomorphology Symposium: 35-37.

  20. Timar-Gabor, A., Panaiotu, C., Veres, D., Necula, C., Constantin, D., 2017. Chapter 29 The Lower Danube Loess, New Age Constraints from Luminescence Dating, Magnetic Proxies and Isochronous Tephra Markers, p.679-697. In Landform Dynamics and Evolution in Romania, Editors: Radoane, Maria, Vespremeanu-Stroe, Alfred; Springer Geography, ISBN 978-3-319-32589-7, p. 865.

  21. Onac, B.P., Dragusin, V. 2017: Hypogene caves of Romania. In: Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World(Klimchouk et al., Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Berlin, p. 257-265.

  22. Zak, K., Onac, B.P., Kadebskaya, O.I., Filippi, M., Dublyansky, Y., Luetscher, M. 2017: Cryogenic mineral formation in caves. In: Ice caves (Persoiu, A. & Lauritzen, S.E., Eds.). Springer, Berlin.

Published Work


  1. Fu Q., Posth C., Hajdinjak M., Petr M., Mallick S., Fernandes D., Furtwangler A., Haak W., Meyer M., Mittnik A., Nickel B., Peltzer A., Rohland N., Slon V., Talamo S., Lazaridis I., Lipson M., Mathieson I., Schiffels S., Skoglund P., Derevianko A.P., Drozdov N., Slavinsky V., Tsybankov A., Grifoni Cremonesi R., Mallegni F., Gely B., Vacca E., Gonzalez Morales M.R., Straus L.G., Neugebauer-Maresch C., Teschler-Nicola M., Constantin S., Moldovan O.T., et al. (2016) The genetic history of Ice Age Europe. Nature, 534: 200-205 IF 38.138

  2. Moldovan O.T., Constantin S., Panaiotu C., Roban R.D., Frenzel P., Miko L. (2016) Fossil invertebrates records in cave sediments and paleoenvironmental assessments: a study of four cave sites from Romanian Carpathians. Biogeosciences 13: 483-497 IF 4.10

  3. Pacioglu O., Moldovan O.T. (2016) Response of invertebrates from the hyporheic zone of chalk rivers to eutrophication and land use. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23: 4729-4740 IF 2.760

  4. Obreht, I., Zeeden, C., Hambach, U., Veres, D., Marković, S.B., Bösken, J., Svirčev, Z., Bačević, N., Gavrilov, M.B., Lehmkuhl, F., 2016. Tracing the influence of Mediterranean climate on Southeastern Europe during the past 350,000 years. Scientific Reports 6, 36334. IF: 5.228

  5. Begy, R.Cs., Kovacs, T., Veres, D., Simon, H., 2016. Atmospheric flux, transport and mass balance of 210Pb and 137Cs radiotracers in different regions of Romania. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 111, 31–39. IF: 1.136

  6. Sirocko, F., H Knapp, F Dreher, MW Förster, J Albert, H Brunck, D Veres, S Dietrich, M Zech, U Hambach, M Röhner, S Rudert, K Schwibus, C Adams, P Sigl., 2016. The ELSA-Vegetation-Stack: Reconstruction of Landscape Evolution Zones (LEZ) from laminated Eifel maar sediments of the last 60,000 years. Global and Planetary Change 142, 108–135. IF: 3.548

  7. Wulf, S., S Fedorowicz, D Veres, M Łanczont, D Karátson, R Gertisser, M Bormann, E Magyari, O Appelt, 2016. The ‘Roxolany Tephra’(Ukraine)–new evidence for an origin from Ciomadul volcano, East Carpathians. Journal of Quaternary Science 31 (6), 565-576. IF: 2.553

  8. Karátson, D, S Wulf, D Veres, EK Magyari, R Gertisser, A Timar-Gabor, Á Novothny, T Telbisz, Z Szalai, V Anechitei-Deacu, O Appelt, M Bormann, Cs Jánosi, K Hubay, F Schäbitz, 2016. The latest explosive eruptions of Ciomadul (Csomád) volcano, East Carpathians—A tephrostratigraphic approach for the 51–29 ka BP time interval. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 319 (2016) 29–51. IF: 2.674

  9. Mindrescu, M., Veres, D., 2016. Recent contributions and prospects for climatic variability studies in Central and Eastern Europe. Quaternary International 415, 1-5. IF 2.067 

  10. Iepure, S., Feurdean., A., Bădăluţă, C., Nagavciuc, V., Perşoiu, A., 2016, Groundwater copepods and ostracods in the Eastern Carpathians, Romania: a distributional pattern and paleoenvironmental perspective, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119: 593-608, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12686. IF 1.984

  11. Ițcuș, C., Pascu, M.-D., Brad, T., Perşoiu, A., Purcărea, C., 2016, Diversity of cultured bacteria from the perennial ice block of Scărișoara Ice Cave, Romania, International Journal of Speleology, 45 (1): 89-100. IF: 1.559

  12. Nastase-Bucur R., Moldovan O. (2016) - Institutul de Speologie “Emil Racovita” din Cluj-Napoca, primul institut din lume de cercetari speologice. 96 ani de activitate (1920-2016) in: Cercetarea Academica Clujeana, Traditie si Performanta, Editura Academiei Romane, Burzo E. si Porumb M. (ed.): p. 140-145.

Published Work


  1. Fu, Q., Hajdinjak, M., Moldovan, O.T., Constantin, S., Mallick, S., Skoglund, P., Patterson, N., Rohland, N., LazaridisI., NickelB., ViolaB., PrüferK., Meyer, M., Kelso, J., ReichD., Pääbo, S. 2015. An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor. Nature, 524: 216-219 IF 41.456

  2. Moldovan O.T., Levei E. 2015. Temporal variability of fauna and the importance of sampling frequency in the hyporheic zone. Hydrobiologia, 755: 27-38 IF 2.275

  3. Meleg, I.N.Battes, K.P.Fiers, F.Moldovan, O.T. 2015. Contrasting copepod community dynamics related to sampling strategies in the unsaturated zone of a karst aquifer. Aquatic Ecology, 49: 549-560 IF 1.422

  4. Brad T., Fišer C., Flot J.-F. and Sarbu S. M. 2015. Niphargus dancaui sp. nov. (Amphipoda, Niphargidae) – a new species thriving in sulfidic groundwaters in southeastern Romania. European Journal of Taxonomy, IF 1.312

  5. Magyari E.K., Veres D., Wennrich V., Wagner B., Braun M., Karátson D., Pál Z., Ferenczy Gy., St-Onge G., Rethemeyer J., Francois J.-P., von Reumont F., Schäbitz F., 2014. Vegetation and environmental responses to climate forcing during the last glacial maximum and deglaciation in the East Carpathians: attenuated response to maximum cooling and increased biomass burning. Quaternary Science Reviews 106, 278–298. IF: 4.572

  6. Feurdean A., Marinova E., Nielsen A., Liakka J., Veres D., Hutchinson S., Braun M., Timar-Gabor A., Astalos C., Mosbrugger V., Hickler T., 2015. Origin of the forest steppe and exceptional grassland diversity in Transylvania (central-eastern Europe). Journal of Biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 42, 951-963. IF: 4.969

  7. Lowe, J.J., RESET Associates, Housley, R.A., Lane, C.S., Tomlinson, E.L., Stringer, C., Davies, W., Barton, N., Pollard, M., Gamble, C., Menzies, M., Rohling, E., Roberts, A., Blockley, S., Cullen, V., Grant, K., Lewis, M., MacLeod, A., White, D., Albert, P., Hardiman, M., Lee, S., Oh, A., Satow, C., Cross, J.K., Law, C.B., Todman, A., Bourne, A., Matthews, I., Muller, W., Smith, V., Wulf, S., Anghelinu, M., Antl-Weiser, W., Bar-Yosef, O., Boric, D., Boscato, P., Ronchitelli, A., Chabai, V., Veselsky, A., Uthmeier, T., Farrand, W., Gjipali, I., Ruka, R., Gulec, E., Karavanic, I., Karkanas, P., King, T., Komso, D., Koumouzelis, M., Kyparissi, N., Lengyel, G., Mester, Z., Neruda, P., Panagopoulou, E., Shalamanov-Korobar, L., Tolevski, I., Sirakov, N., Guadelli, A., Guadelli, J.-L., Ferrier, C., Skrdla, P., Slimak, L., Soler, N., Soler, J., Soressi, M., Tushabramishvilii, N., Zilhao, J., Angelucci, D., Albert, P., Bramham Law, C., Cullen, V.L., Lincoln, P., Staff, R., Flower, K., Aouadi-Abdeljaouad, N., Belhouchet, L., Barker, G., Bouzouggar, A., Van Peer, P., Kindermann, K., Gerken, K., Niemann, H., Tipping, R., Saville, A., Ward, T., Clausen, I., Weber, M.-J., Kaiser, K., Torksdorf, J.F., Turner, F., Veil, S., Nygaard, N., Pyne-O'Donnell, S.D.F., Masojc, M., Nalepka, D., Jurochnik, A., Kabacinski, J., Antoine, P., Olive, M., Christensen, M., Bodu, P., Debout, G., Orliac, M., De Bie, M., Van Gils, M., Paulissen, E., Brou, L., Leesch, D., Hadorn, P., Thew, N., Riede, F., Heinen, M., Joris, O., Richter, J., Uthmeier, T., Knipping, M., Stika, H.-P., Friedrich, M., Conard, N., Malina, M., Kind, C.-J., Beutelspacher, T., Mortensen, M.F., Burdukiewicz, J.M., Szynkiewicz, A., Poltowicz-Bobak, M., Bobak, D., Wisniewski, A., Przezdziecki, M., Valde-Nowak, P., Muzyczuk, A., Bramham Law, C., Cullen, V.L., Davies, L., Lincoln, P., MacLeod, A., Morgan, P., Aydar, E., Cubukcu, E., Brown, R., Coltelli, M., Castro, D.L., Cioni, R., DeRosa, R., Donato, P., Roberto, A.D., Gertisser, R., Giordano, G., Branney, M., Jordan, N., Keller, J., Kinvig, H., Gottsman, J., Blundy, J., Marani, M., Orsi, G., Civetta, L., Arienzo, I., Carandente, A., Rosi, M., Zanchetta, G., Seghedi, I., Szakacs, A., Sulpizio, R., Thordarson, T., Trincardi, F., Vigliotti, L., Asioli, A., Piva, A., Andric, M., Brauer, A., de Klerk, P., Filippi, M.-L., Finsinger, W., Galovic, L., Jones, T., Lotter, A., Muller, U., Pross, J., Mangerud, J., Lohne, Ã., Pyne-O'Donnell, S., Markovic, S., Pini, R., Ravazzi, C., Riede, F., TheuerKauf, M., Tzedakis, C., Margari, V., Veres, D., Wastegard, S., Ortiz, J.E., Torres, T., Diaz-Bautista, A., Moreno, A., Valero-Garces, B., Lowick, S., Ottolini, L., 2015. The RESET project: Constructing a European tephra lattice for refined synchronisation of environmental and archaeological events during the last c. 100 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews 118, 1-17. IF 4.572

  8. Marković, S.B., Stevens, T.,  Kukla, G.J.,  Hambach, U.,  Fitzsimmons, K.E.,  Gibbard, P.,  Buggle, B.,  Zech, M.,  Guo, Z.,  Hao, Q.,  Wu, H.,  O'Hara Dhand, K.,  Smalley, I.J.,  Újvári, G.,  Sümegi, P.,  Timar-Gabor, A.,  Veres, D.,  Sirocko, F.,  Vasiljević, D.,  Jary, Z.,  Svensson, A.,  Jović, V.,  Lehmkuhl, F.,  Kovács, J.,  Svirčev, Z., 2015. Danube loess stratigraphy - Towards a pan-European loess stratigraphic model. Earth-Science Reviews 148, 228-258. IF: 7.135

  9. Govin, A., Capron, E., Tzedakis, P.C., Verheyden, S., Ghaleb, B., Hillaire-Marcel, C., St-Onge, G., Stoner, J.S., Bassinot, F., Bazin, L., Blunier, T., Combourieu-Nebout, N., El Ouahabi, A., Genty, D., Gersonde, R., Jimenez-Amat, P., Landais, A., Martrat,B., Masson-Delmotte, V., Parrenin, F., Seidenkrantz, M.-S., Veres, D., Waelbroeck, C., Zahn, R., 2015.  Sequence of events from the onset to the demise of the Last Interglacial: Evaluating strengths and limitations of chronologies used in climatic archives.  Quaternary Science Reviews 129, 1-36. IF: 4.572 

  10. Murătoreanu, G., Cuculici, R., Veres, D., Cosac, M.,  Radu, A., Buzea, D.L., 2015. Potențialul arheologic al carstului din Cheile Vârghișului (Munții Perșani). Etape preliminare în realizarea unui sistem informațional geografic. Arheovest 3.

  11. Cosac, M., Murătoreanu, G., Radu, A., Veres, D., Buzea, D., Niţă, L., Mărgărit, M., Dumitraşcu, V., Ghiţă, H., Stroe, D.-B., Negoi, V., Niţă, B., Rus, D., Hotinceanu, I., 2015. Peştera Ursului – Cheile Vârghişului, jud. Harghita – campania 2014. Cronica cercetărilor arheologice din România. Campania 2014, ISSN 2343 – 919X, ISSN – L 2343 – 919X, 215.

  12. Cosac, M., Murătoreanu, G., Radu, A., Veres, D., Buzea, D., Niţă, L., Mărgărit, M., Dumitraşcu, V., Ghiţă, H., Stroe, D.-B., Negoi, V., Niţă, B., Rus, D., Hotinceanu, I., 2015. Abri 122/1200 – Cheile Vârghişului, jud. Harghita – campania 2014. Cronica cercetărilor arheologice din România. Campania 2014, ISSN 2343 – 919X, ISSN – L 2343 – 919X, 162 – 163.

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