Professor Alexandru NEDELEA


Professor in Physical Geography

Tel: +40 21 3053831


Curriculum Vitae


Education and Training

  • 2015, PhD advisor in Geography (habilitation thesis in April 2015);
  • 2005, Ph.D. Degree – University of Bucharest (Faculty of Geography), paper‑work: The Arges Valley in the mountain sector. Geomorphological Study;
  • 1998, MSc Degree in „Dynamic Geomorphology and Environmental Protec­tion” – University of Bucharest (Faculty of Geography, Geomorphology Dept.);
  • 1997, BSc Single Hons (Geography, specialization- Geomorphology- Pedology) – University of Bucharest (Faculty of Geography);


Teaching activity

  • General Geomorphology;
  • Physical Geography;
  • Regional Geography of Romania;
  • Physical geography of Romania;
  • Geomorphology of Romania;
  • Mountain area – mapping, evaluation, landscaping;


Research interest

  • Applied Geomorphology;
  • The dynamics of glacial and periglacial landforms;
  • Geomorphological risks;
  • Relief relationship – anthropic activities;
  • Organization and arrangement of mountainous areas;


Selection of recent publications

  • NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, COMĂNESCU LAURA, OPREA RĂZVAN, (2009), The ecoclimatic indexes specific for the Arges valley (Fagaras Mountains, the Southern Carpathians, Romania), International Journal of Physical Sciences Vol. 4 (12), pp. 796–805, ISSN 1992-1950.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, (2010), Analysis of some representative geomorphosites in the Bucegi Mountains: between scientific evaluation and tourist perception,, Area, Nr.4, vol.42, pag. 406-416, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2010.00937.x.
  • MUNTEANU ANCA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, COMĂNESCU LAURA, (2011), The dynamics of the snow avalanche affected areas in Piatra Mica mountains (Romania), Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 343 (10), p. 691–700 doi:10.1016/j.crte.2011.08.001.
  • NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, COMĂNESCU LAURA, (2011), Present day relief-shaping systems acting on the southern slope of the Făgăraș Mountains (Romania), J. Earth Syst. Sci. 120, No. 6, December 2011, pp. 1023–1032, doi: 10.1007/s 12040-011-0124.
  • NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, MUNTEANU ANCA, OPREA RĂZVAN., COMĂNESCU LAURA, DOBRE R., (2011) – Cryo-nival modeling system. Case study: Făgăraş and Piatra Craiului Mountains, Revista de Geomorfologie, nr. 13, Editura Universităţii Bucureşti, ISSN 1453 – 5068.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, (2012), The assessment of geodiversity – a premise for declaring the geopark Buzăului County (Romania), J. Earth Syst. Sci. 121, No. 6, December 2012, pp. 1493–1500, doi: 10.1007/s 12040-011-0124.
  • NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, COMĂNESCU LAURA, (2012), Types of glacial landforms on Capra Valley (The Fagaras Mountains-Romania), Advances in Applied Science Research, 3 (6), pp. 3970-3980, ISSN: 0976-8610.
  • BANDOC GEORGETA, MATEESCU RĂZVAN, DRAGOMIR ELENA, GOLUMBEANU MARIANA, COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, (2014), Systemic Approach of the Impact Induced by Climate Changes on Hydrothermic Factors at the Romanian Black Sea Coast, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, vol.15, nr.2, pag. 455- 468.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, DOBRE ROBERT, BANDOC GEORGETA, (2014), Inventoring the Principal Geomorphosites for Determining Geomorphodiversity. Case Study – the Central Sector of the Bucegi Mountains (the Carpathians, Romania), Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, vol.15, nr.4, pag. 1849-1857.
  • MUNTEANU ANCA, PETRE CĂTĂLINA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, COMĂNESCU LAURA, SĂFTOIU LUMINIȚA, (2014), Local conditions and impacts of the avalanches. Case studies in representative sectors within Piatra Craiului and Făgăraș Mountains, Riscuri şi Catastrofe, nr. XIII, vol. 14, nr. 1, ISSN: 1584-5273, EISSN: 2067-7694.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, (2015), Public perception of the hazards affecting geomorphological heritage—case study: the central area of Bucegi Mts. (Southern Carpathians, Romania), Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-4007-x, vol.73, nr.12, 8487-8497.
  • PETRE CĂTĂLINA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, COMĂNESCU LAURA, MUNTEANU ANCA, (2012), Terrain susceptibility to geomorphological processes and their impact on tourism infrastructure in the Sâmbata valley (Făgăraş Mountains, Romania), Procedia Environmental Sciences – Landscape, Environment, European Identity, 4-6 November, 2011, Bucharest, 14, p. 257-266.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, (2016), Floods and public perception on their effect. Case Study: Tecuci Plain (Romania), year 2013, Procedia Environmental Sciences – International Conference – Environment at a Crossroads: SMART approaches for a sustainable future, 32, 190 – 199, doi: 10.1016/j.proenv.2016.03.024, ISBN: 9781510836228.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA ALEXANDRU, STĂNOIU GABRIEL (2017), Geomorphosites and geotourism in Bucharest City Center (Romania), Quaestiones Geographicae, 36(3), 51-61, doi: 10.1515/quageo–2017–0029.

Books / Chapters (selection)

  • NEDELEA A., (2006), Valea Argeşului în sectorul montan – studiu geomorfologic, Editura Universitară, Bucureşti, ISBN 978-973-749-054-4, ISBN 973-749-054-1.
  • IELENICZ M., NEDELEA A., (2009), Dicţionar de geomorfologie, Editura Universitară, Bucureşti, ISBN: 978-973-749-727-7.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, IELENICZ M., NEDELEA A., (2010), Relieful şi valorificarea lui în turism, Edit. Ars Docendi, Bucureşti, pag.264, ISBN 978- 973-558-525-9.
  • MUNTEANU ANCA, NEDELEA A., MILIAN NARCISA, (2012), Avalanșele. Condiții – tipuri – riscuri, Editura Universitară, București, ISBN 978-606-591-475-9.
  • IELENICZ M., NEDELEA A., COMĂNESCU LAURA, (2013), Lexicon de geomorfologie, Edit. Universitară, Bucureşti, ISBN 978-606-591-641-8, DOI: 10.5682/9786065916418.
  • COMĂNESCU LAURA, NEDELEA A., (2016), Geomorphosites assessments of the glacial and periglacial landforms from Southern Carpathians, Landform Dynamics and Evolution in Romania, Springer, pag. 215-249, ISBN 978-3-319-32589-7, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32589-7.