Prof. Angheluta Vadineanu
University of Bucharest,
Department of Systems Ecology and Sustainability;
SPl.Independentei 91-95, sector 5, Romania
Prof. Dr. Angheluta Vadineanu has been graduated in Biology (1972) and got the Ph.D degree (1980) in Ecology at the University of Bucharest. He is University Professor and Head of Department of Systems Ecology and Sustainability (UNIBUC-ECO) as well as UNESCO-Cousteau Chair Holder in Ecotechnie at the same University. He has a wide and rich experience of teaching and training of human resources in the field of systems ecology and sustainability as well as of knowledge development and use concerning both Natural Capital and Socio-Economic System.
His research and management activities have been focused more then 25 years on: the dynamics of the structural and productivity of Lower Danube River System; the identification and management of the Romanian ecological network; population dynamics and size control; the assessment of energy flow and biogeochemical cycles in wetlands and terrestrial ecosystems and more recently on the economic valuation of Natural Capital as well as on the assessment of Ecological Footprint for local or national Socio-Economic Systems.
He has published alone or as co-author, over hundred scientific papers and eight books. He was or is member of several international scientific and advisory bodies (e.g. Scientific Committee of the European Center for Nature Conservation; Environmental Advisory Committee for EBRD). As president of the Romanian Ecological Society and Romanian UNESCO MAB Committee and former Secretary of State for the Environment, he has contributed significantly to nomination of Danube Delta as Biosphere Reserve, World Heritage and Ramsar Site as well as to the development of National Strategies for Conservation of Biological Diversity and Sustainable Development. He also has been or is coordinating research and teaching teams involved in many EC-funded projects.