I focus on studying crayfish and spatial ecology, striving to expand our understanding of these creatures in Romania and beyond through my research. While I emphasize specialized knowledge, I also advocate for interdisciplinary research approaches..
I am currently
working as a Full Professor at the
Department of Biology-Chemistry,
within the Faculty of Chemistry,
Biology and Geography of the West
University of Timisoara (Romania). I teach Invertebrate Zoology
courses. From 2023 I am leading PhD Students and postdocs in the field of Biology
in Doctoral School
of Natural Sciences,
Crayfish Research Centre, and this is my mentoring page.
I obtained my
B.Sc. degree, as well as my M.Sc. degree, at the faculty where I am
currently teaching. In 2010 I obtained my Ph.D. degree at the
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and the title of my thesis
study of malacostracean communities (Crustacea: Malacostraca) in the
Anina Mountains”, coordinated by Professor Doctor Nicolae
Tomescu, and in 2022 the habilitation certificate.
I was born in
Resita (the capital town of the Caras-Severin county), but I spent
most of my childhood at the countryside – in Vermeş.
IAA 2024, Zagreb, Croatia -
Symposium of the International Association of Astacology
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Freshwater Crayfish - a journal of
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pictures and more about crayfish
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