Professor Alfred VESPREMEANU – STROE

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Afred-Vespremeanu.pngProfessor of Physical Geography and Geomorphology

Head of Marine & Fluvial Research Station (Sfântu Gheorghe, Danube delta):

Head of GEODAR Research Group in Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology and Paleo-environments (affiliated to ICUB).


Address: Faculty of Geography (4th floor), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, 010041, Romania

1.Professional training:

  • 2015 – Professor habilitated in Geography, Habilitation thesis: New progresses in coastal geomorphology and permafrost research.
  • 2004 – PhD in Geography, thesis: Danube delta coast – geomorphological study, University of Bucharest, published in 2007.
  • 2003 – MSc in Geomorfology, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest
  • 2002 – BSc in Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest


  • Coastal geomorphology, 2002-2003, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Marine Geology, 2004, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • Geoarchaeology and Paleogeography, 2019, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany

2. Courses

  • Oceanography

  • Black Sea geography

  • Coastal Evolution and Protection

3. Research fields

  • Coastal Geomorphology

  • Geoarchaeology (in coastal and fluvial environments)

  • Paleo-environmental reconstruction (Paleo-environments)

  • Periglacial processes

4. Recent publications (2012 – present) – selection

  • Tătui, F., Pîrvan, M., Popa, M., Aydogan, B., Ayat, B., Görmüș, T., Korzinin, D., Văidianu, N., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Zăinescu, F., Kuznetsov, S., Preoteasa, L., Shtremel, M., Saprykina, Y., 2019. The Black Sea coastline erosion: Index-based sensitivity assessment and management-related issues, Ocean & Coastal Management 104949.

  • Zăinescu, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Anthony, E., Tătui, F., Preoteasa, L., Mateescu, R. 2019. Flood deposition and storm removal of sediments in front of a deltaic wave-influenced river mouth. Marine Geology 417, 106015

  • Zăinescu, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Tătui, F., 2019. The formation and closure of the Big Breach of Sacalin spit associated with extreme shoreline retreat and shoreface erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4639

  • Preoteasa, L., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Panaiotu, C., Rotaru, S., Țuțuianu, L., Sava, T., Bîrzescu, I., Dimofte, D., Sava, G., Mirea, D.A., Ailincăi, S., (2018). Neolithic to modern period palaeogeographic transformations in southern Danube delta and their impact on human settlements in the Enisala-Babadag region. Quaternary International,

  • Rădoane, M, Vespremeanu-Stroe, A. (Editori), Landform dynamics and evolution in Romania, Springer, 865 p.

  • Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Zăinescu, F., Preoteasa, L., Tătui, F., Rotaru, S., Morhange, C., Stoica, M., Hanganu, J., Timar-Gabor, A., Cârdan, I., Piotrowska, N. (2017). Holocene evolution of the Danube delta: an integral reconstruction and a revised chronology. Marine Geology, 388, 38-61.

  • Popescu, R., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Onaca, A., Vasile, M., Cruceru, N., & Pop, O. (2017). Low-altitude permafrost research in an overcooled talus slope–rock glacier system in the Romanian Carpathians (Detunata Goală, Apuseni Mountains). Geomorphology, 295, 840-854.

  • Vasile, M., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A. (2017). Thermal weathering of granite spheroidal boulders in a dry-temperate climate, Northern Dobrogea, Romania. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3984.

  • Zăinescu F., Tătui F., Valchev N., Vespremeanu-Stroe A., (2017). Storm climate on the Danube delta coast: evidence of recent storminess change and links with large-scale teleconnection patterns, Natural Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-2783-9.

  • Zăinescu F, Vespremeanu-Stroe A., Tătui F. (2016). Comparative spit dynamics. The case of deltaic river mouth spits. Journal of Coastal Research: SI 75, 800 – 804.

  • Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Preoteasa, L., Zăinescu, F., Rotaru, S., Croitoru, L., Timar-Gabor, A., (2016). Formation of Danube delta beach ridge plains and signatures in morphology. Quaternary International.

  • Tătui, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Ruessink, B.G. (2016). Alongshore variability of cross-shore bar behavior on a nontidal beach. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3974.

  • Preoteasa, L., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Tătui, F., Zăinescu, F., Timar-Gabor, A., Cârdan, I. (2016). The evolution of the Sf. Gheorghe assymetric deltaic lobe in association with the cyclic development of a river-mouth bar and present adaptations to human-induced sediment depletion. Geomorphology, 253, 59-73.

  • Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Preoteasa, L. (2015) Morphology and the cyclic evolution of Danube Delta spits, In: Randazzo, G., Cooper, A., Jackson, D. (Eds.), Sand and gravel spits, Springer, pp. 327-339.

  • Popescu, R., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Onaca, A. Cruceru, N. (2014) The assessment of permafrost occurence in Parâng Mountains, Southern Carpathians. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 59(1), 1-20.

  • Tătui, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Preoteasa, L. (2014). Alongshore variations in beach-dune system response to major storm events on the Danube Delta coast. Journal of Coastal Research, 70, 693-699.

  • Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Preoteasa, L., Hanganu, D., Brown, T., Birzescu, I., Toms, P., Timar-Gabor, A. (2013). The impact of the Late Holocene coastal changes on the rise and decay of the ancient city of Histria (Southern Danube delta). Quaternary International, 293, 245-256.

  • Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Tătui, F., Preoteasa, L. (2013), Oceanografie Fizică, Edit. Ars Docendi, Bucureşti, 172 p.

  • Preoteasa, L., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Hanganu, D., Katona, O., Timar-Gabor, A. (2013). In: Conley, D.C., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E. and O’Hare, T.J. (Eds.), Coastal changes from open coast to present lagoon system in Histria region (Danube delta). Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 65, pp. 564-569.

  • Tătui, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Preoteasa, L., (2013). In: Conley, D.C., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E. and O’Hare, T.J. (Eds.), The correlated behavior of sandbars and foredunes on a nontidal coast (Danube Delta, Romania). Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 65, pp. 1874-1879.

  • Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Urdea, P., Popescu, R., Vasile, M. (2012). Rock glacier activity in the Retezat Mountains, Southern Carpathians, Romania. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 23 (2), 127-137.