Professor Iuliana ARMAȘ

Professor in Physical Geography

Director of the research Centre for Risk Studies, Space Modeling and Dynamics of Terrestrial and Coastal System (CRMD): http://www.geodinamic.ro/

Coordinator of the Disaster Management Master:

http://geo.unibuc.ro/dm/English.html

Phone: +40 21 3053841

E-mail: iulia_armas@geo.unibuc

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training


  • 1995 Ph.D. Geography, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest
  • 1990, B.S. Geography, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest
  • 2008, B.S. Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bucharest
  • 2004, entitled to coordinate Ph.D. thesis in Physical Geography at the University of Bucharest

Teaching activity


  • Physical Geography
  • Quantitative and Applied Geomorphology
  • Risk analysis
  • Hazard and Vulnerability assessments
  • Risk perception

Research interest


  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Landslides
  • Complex system theory
  • Natural Hazard & Risks
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Risk perception

Selection of recent publications


  • Armas I. (2011), Weights of evidence method for landslide susceptibility mapping. Prahova Subcarpathians, Romania, Natural Hazards, 60, 3, 937-950. 10.1007/s11069-011-9879-4. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-011-9879-4
  • Armas I. (2012), Multi-criteria vulnerability analysis to earthquake hazard of Bucharest, Romania, Natural Hazard, 63, 2:1129-1158. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0209-2. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-012-0209-2
  • Armas I., Gogoase Nistoran D., Osaci-Costache G., Brasoveanu L. (2013), MORPHO-DYNAMIC EVOLUTION PATTERNS OF SUBCARPATHIAN PRAHOVA RIVER (ROMANIA), Catena, 100:83-99 DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2012.07.007. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0341816212001488
  • Armas, I. and Gavris, A. (2013), Social vulnerability assessment using spatial multi-criteria analysis (SEVI model) and the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI model) – a case study for Bucharest, Romania, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1481-1499, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-1481-2013, http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/13/1481/2013/nhess-13-1481-2013.html
  • Armas I. (2014), Diagnosis of landslide risk for individual buildings. Insights from Prahova Subcarpathians, ROMANIA, Environmental Geology, 71(11), pp 4637-4646, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2854-5  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12665-013-2854-5
  • Armas I., Vartolomei Fl., Stroia Fl. (2014), Landslide susceptibility deterministic approach using geographical information systems: application to Breaza city, Romania, Natural Hazards, 70(2), pp. 995-1017 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-013-0857-x
  • Armaş I., Ionescu, R Posner (Nenciu) C. (2015). Flood risk perception along the Lower Danube River, Romania. Natural Hazards. 78(1):1-19, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-015-1939-8. Doi 10.1007/s11069-015-1938-8
  • Armaș I, Gheorghe M., Lendvai A.-M., Dumitru P.D., Badescu O., Calin Al. (2016), InSAR Validation Based on GNSS Measurements in Bucharest, International Journal of Remote Sensing 37(23):5565-5580 10.1080/01431161.2016.1244367
  • Armaș I, Ionescu R., Gavris Al., Toma-Danila D. (2016) Vulnerability hotspots in Bucharest, Romania, Applied Geography 77:49-63.
  • Armaş, I., Mendes D., Gheorghe M., Popa R.G., Popovici D. (2017) Long-term ground deformation patterns of Bucharest using multitemporal InSAR and multivariate dynamic analyses: a possible transpressional system?. Sci. Rep. 7, 43762; doi: 10.1038/srep43762.
  • Armaş, I. Cretu R.Z, Ionescu R. (2017) Self-efficacy, stress, and locus of control: the psychology of earthquake risk perception in Bucharest, Romania, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 22:71-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.02.018
  • Armaş I., Toma D., Ionescu R., Gavris Al. (2017) Vulnerability to Earthquake Hazard: Bucharest Case Study, Romania,  International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 8(2):182–195
  • Bostenaru Dan M., Armas I. (2015), Earthquake impact on settlements: the role of urban and structural morphology, Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15(10), 2283-2297, doi:10.5194/nhess-15-2283-2015 http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/2283/2015/nhess-15-2283-2015.html
  • Fekete Al, Tzavella K, Armas I., Binner J., Garschagen M., Giupponi C. , Mojtahed V., Pettita M., Schneiderbauer St., Serre D., (2015). Critical Data Source; Tool or Even Infrastructure? Challenges of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Disaster Risk Governance, ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf., 4(4), 1848-1869; doi:10.3390/ijgi4041848, http://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/4/4/1848

Books / Chapters (selection)

  • Bostenaru Dan M., Armaş I., Goretti A., Eds. (2014), „Earthquake hazard impact and urban planning„, Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-94-007-7981-5, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7981-5, http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400779808
  • Armas I., Osaci G., Brasoveanu L., 2014, Forest landscape history using diachronic cartography and GIS. Case Study: Subcarpathian Prahova Valley, Romania, in Craciun C. si Bostenaru M., ed, Planning and designing sustainable and resilient landscapes, Springer Geography, ISBN 978-94-017-8535-8http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-017-8536-5_1
  • Gogoase Nistoran D., Gheorghe Popovici D., Craia Savin B. A., Armaş I. (2016),  GIS for Dam-Break Flooding. Study Area: Bicaz-Izvorul Muntelui (Romania), in Maria Boştenaru Dan and Cerasella Crăciun (Eds): Space and Time Visualisation, ISBN 978-3-319-24940-7; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-24942-1; http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319249407.
  • Grecu Fl, Zaharia L., Ioana-Toroimac G.-I., Armaș I. (2016), Floods and flash-floods related to river channel dynamics, In Radoane, M., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A. (Eds.), Landform Dynamics and Evolution in Romania, Springer Geography, ISBN 978-3-319-32589-7.
  • Osaci G., Armaş I. (2016), Lost Landscapes: In Search of Cartographic Evidence in Maria Boştenaru Dan and Cerasella Crăciun (Eds): Space and Time Visualisation, Springer Geography, pp 35-62. ISBN 978-3-319-24940-7; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-24942-1; http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319249407