Benedek, J.; Ivan, K.; Török, I.; Temerdek, A.; Holobâcă, I.-H. Indicator‐based assessment of local and regional progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): An integrated approach from Romania. Sustainable Development 2021, 1-16.


Ivan, K.; Holobâcă, I.-H.; Benedek, J.; Török, I. VIIRS Nighttime Light Data for Income Estimation at Local Level. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 2950.

Ivan, K.; Holobâcă, I.-H.; Benedek, J.; Török, I. Potential of Night-Time Lights to Measure Regional Inequality. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 33.

Acree, A.; Weindorf, D.C.; Paulette, L.; Van Gestle, N.; Chakraborty, S.; Man, T.; Jordan, C.; Prieto, J.L. Soil classification in Romanian catenas via advanced proximal sensors. Geoderma, 2020 377, 114587.

Baricz, A.; Chiriac, C.M.; Andrei, A-S.; Bulzu, P-A.; Levei, E.A.; Cadar, O.; Battes, K.P.; Cimpean, M.; Senila, M.; Cristea, A.; Muntean V.; Alexe, M.; Coman, C. et al. Spatio‐temporal insights into microbiology of the freshwater‐to‐hypersaline, oxic‐hypoxic‐euxinic waters of Ursu Lake. Environmental Microbiology 2020.

Croitoru, A.-E.; Man, T.C.; Vâtcă, S.D.; Kobulniczky, B.; Stoian, V. Refining the Spatial Scale for Maize Crop Agro-Climatological Suitability Conditions in a Region with Complex Topography towards a Smart and Sustainable Agriculture. Case Study: Central Romania (Cluj County). Sustainability 2020, 12, 2783.

Sebestyén, T.; Pavičević, M.; Dorotić, H. et al. The establishment of a micro-scale heat market using a biomass-fired district heating system. Energ Sustain Soc 2020, 10, 25.

Banc, Ș.; Croitoru, A.-E.; David, N.A.; Scripcă, A.-S. Changes Detected in Five Bioclimatic Indices in Large Romanian Cities over the Period 1961–2016. Atmosphere 2020, 11, 819.


Harpa, G.V.; Croitoru, A.E.; Djurdjevic, V.; Horvath, C. Future Changes in Five Extreme Precipitation Indices in the Lowlands of Romania. Int. J. Climatol. 2019, 39, 5720–5740.

Ivan, K.; Benedek, J.; Ciobanu, S.M. School-Aged Pedestrian–Vehicle Crash Vulnerability. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1214.

Holobâcă, I.H.; Ivan, K.; Alexe, M. Extracting built-up areas from Sentinel-1 imagery using land-cover classification and texture analysis. Int. J. Remote Sens. 2019, 40, 8054–8069.

Drăgan, M.; Mureşan, G-A.; Benedek, J. Mountain wood-pastures and forest cover loss in Romania. Journal of Land Use Science 2019, 14, 4-6, 397-409.

Bartók, B.;  Tobin, I.;  Vautard, R. et al. A climate projection dataset tailored for the European energy sector. Climate Services 2019, 16, 100138.

Croitoru, A.E.; Dogaru, G.; Man, T.M.; Mălăescu, S.; Motricală, M.; Scripcă, A.S. Perceived influence of weather conditions on rheumatic pain in Romania. Advances in Meteorology 2019.

Buta, M.; Paulette, L.; Man, T.; Bartha, I.; Negruşier, C.; Bordea, C. Spatial assessment of soil salinity by Electromagnetic induction survey. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 2019, 18, 2073-2081.

Benedek, J.; Varvari, S.; Litan, C. Urban Growth Pole Policy and Regional Development: Old Wine in New Bottles? In Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarization. Re-Thinking Spatial Policies in Europe; Lang, T., Görmar, F., Eds.; Palgrave/MacMillan: Basingstoke, UK, 2019; pp. 173–196.


Benedek, J.; Sebestyén, T-T.; Bartók, B. Evaluation of renewable energy sources in peripheral areas and renewable energy-based rural development. Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 2018, 90, 516–535.

Piticar, A.; Croitoru, A.E.; Ciupertea, F.A.; Harpa, G.V. Recent changes in heatwaves and cold waves detected based on excess heat factor and excess cold factor in Romania. Int. J. Climatol. 2018, 38, 1777–1793.

Alexe,M.; Serban, G.; Baricz, A.; Andrei, A.S.; Cristea, A.; Battes, K.P.; Cimpean, M.; Momeu, L.; Munteanu, V.; Porav, S.; Banciu, H.L.  Limnology and plankton diversity of salt lakes from Transylvanian Basin (Romania): A review. Journal of Limnology 2018, 77, 1, 17–34.

Nagy, J.; Benedek, J.; Ivan, K. Measuring Sustainable Development Goals at a Local Level: A Case of a Metropolitan Area in Romania. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3962.

Török, I. Qualitative Assessment of Social Vulnerability to Flood Hazards in Romania. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3780.

Herbel, I.; Croitoru, A.; Rus, A.V.; Rosca, C.F.; Harpa, G.V.; Ciupertea, A.; Rus, I.M. The impact of heat waves on surface urban heat island and local economy in Cluj-Napoca city, Romania. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 2018, 133, 681–695.

Ceglar, A.; Croitoru, A.E.; Cuxart, J.; Djurdjevic, V.; Güttler, I.; Ivancan-Picek, B.; Jug, D.; Lakatos, M.; Weidinger, T. PannEx: The Pannonian Basin Experiment. Clim. Serv. 2018, 11, 78–85.

Lakatos, A.L.; Nagy, E. Pipelines for Energy, Interests for Companies and Great Powers. Transylvanian Review 2018, 27, 34-55.

Kocziszky G.; Benedek, J.; Szendi, D. The impact of the 2008 financial crisis on household income and wealth in Visegrad countries. Regional Statistics 2018, 8, 1, 141–167.


Bartók, B.; Wild, M.; Folini, D.; Lüthi, D.; Kotlarski, S.; Schär, C.; Vautard, R.; Jerez, S.; Imecs, Z. Projected changes in surface solar radiation in CMIP5 global climate models and in EURO-CORDEX regional climate models for Europe. Clim. Dyn. 2017, 49, 2665–2683.

Bartók, B. Aerosol radiative effects under clear skies over Europe and their changes in the period of 2001–2012. Int. J. Clim. 2016, 37, 1901–1909.

Chakraborty, S.; Man, T.; Paulette, L.; Deb, S.; Li, B.; Weindorf, D.C.; Frazier, M. Rapid assessment of smelter/mining soil contamination via portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and indicator kriging. Geoderma 2017, 306,108–119.

Duda, B.M.; Weindorf, D.C.; Chakraborty, S.; Li, B.; Man, T.; Paulette, L.; Deb, S. Soil characterization across catenas via advanced proximal sensors. Geoderma 2017, 298, 78-91.

Cebotari, S.; Cristea, M.; Moldovan, C.; Zubascu, F. Renewable energy’s impact on rural development in northwestern Romania. Energy for Sustainable Development 2017, 37, 110-123.

Cosciug, A.; Ciobanu, S.M.; Benedek, J. The safety of transnational imported second-hand cars: A case study on vehicle-to-vehicle crashes in Romania. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2380.

Cebotari, S.; Benedek, J. Renewable Energy Project as a Source of Innovation in Rural Communities: Lessons from the Periphery. Sustainability 2017, 9, 509.

Rosca, C.F.; Harpa, G.V.; Croitoru, A.-E.; Herbel, I.; Imbroane, A.M.; Burada, D.C. The impact of climatic and non-climatic factors on land surface temperature in southwestern Romania. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 2017, 130, 775–790.

Koch, J.; Chakraborty, S.; Li, B.; Kucera, J.M.; Van Deventer, P.; Daniell, A.; Faul, C.; Man, T.; Pearson, D.; Duda, B.; et al. Proximal sensor analysis of mine tailings in South Africa: An exploratory study. J. Geochem. Explor. 2017, 181, 45–57.

Sfîca, L.; Croitoru, A.E.; Iordache, I.; Ciupertea, A.F. Synoptic Conditions Generating Heat Waves and Warm Spells in Romania. Atmosphere 2017, 8, 50.


Voigt, S.; Giulio-Tonolo, F.; Lyons, J.; Kucera, J.; Jones, B.; Schneiderhan, T.; Platzeck, G.; Kaku, K.; Hazanika, M.K.; Czaran, L. et al. Global trends in satellite-based emergency mapping. Science 2016, 353, 247–252.

Benedek, J.; Ciobanu, S.M.; Man, T.C. Hotspots and social background of urban traffic crashes: A case study in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Accid. Anal. Prev. 2016, 87, 117–126.

Croitoru, A.-E.; Piticar, A.; Ciupertea, A.F.; Rosca, C.F. Changes in heat waves indices in Romania over the period 1961–2015. Glob. Planet. Change 2016, 146, 109–121.

Bartók, B. Aerosol radiative effects under clear skies over Europe and their changes in the period of 2001–2012. Int. J. Clim. 2016, 37, 1901–1909.

Bai, A.; Durkó, E.; Tar, K.; Tóth, J.B.; Lázár, I.; Kapocska, L.; Kircsi, A.; Bartók, B.; Vass, R.; Pénzes, J. Social and economic possibilities for the energy utilization of fitomass in the valley of the river Hernád. Renew. Energy 2016, 85, 777–789.

Holobâcă, I.-H. Recent retreat of the Elbrus glacier system. J. Glaciol. 2016, 62, 94–102.

Holobâcă, I.‐H.; Pop, O.; Petrea, D. Dendroclimatic reconstruction of late summer temperatures from upper treeline sites in Greater Caucasus, Russia. Quaternary International 2016, 415, 67–73.

Croitoru, A.E.; Drignei. D.; Burada, D.C.; Dragota, C.S.; Imecs, Z. Altitudinal changes of summer air temperature trends in the Romanian Carpathians based on serially correlated models. Quaternary International 2016, 415, 336–343.

Croitoru, A.E.; Piticar, A.; Burada, D.C. Changes in precipitation extremes in Romania. Quat. Int. 2016, 415,325–335.

Benedek, J. The role of urban growth poles in regional policy: The Romanian case. Procedia 2016, 223, 285–290.

Furtună, P., Haidu, I., Alexe, M., Holobâcă, I. Change detection in district forest Cluj using remote sensing and GIS application. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 2016,  15 (6), 1361-1367.


Jerez, S.; Tobin, I.; Vautard, R.; Montávez, J.P.; López-Romero, J.M.; Thais, F.; Bartok, B.; Christensen, O.B.; Colette, A.; Déqué, M.; et al. The impact of climate change on photovoltaic power generation in Europe. Nat. Commun. 2015, 6.

Ivan, K.; Haidu, I.; Benedek, J.; Ciobanu, S.M. Identification of traffic accident risk-prone areas under low-light conditions. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 2015, 15, 2059–2068.

Paulette, L.; Man, T.; Weindorf, D.C.; Person, T. Rapid assessment of soil and contaminant variability via portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy: Copsa Mică, Romania. Geoderma 2015, 243–244, 130–140.

Croitoru, A.E.; Minea, I. The impact of climate changes on rivers discharge in Eastern Romania. Theor. Appl. Clim. 2015, 120, 563–573.

Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; Wild, M.; Brunetti, M.; Guijarro, J.A.; Hakuba, M.Z.; Calbõ, J.; Mystakidis, S.; Bartok, B. Reassessment and update of long-term trends in downward surface shortwave radiation over Europe (1939–2012). J. Geophys. Res: Atmos. 2015, 120, 9555–9569.

Weindorf, D.C.; Chakraborty, S.; Abdalsatar, A.; Aldabaa, A.; Paulette, L.; Corti, G.; Cocco, S.; Michéli, E.; Wang, D.; Li, B.; Man, T.; Sharma, A.; Person, T. Lithologic discontinuity assessment in soils via portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and visible near-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 2015, 79, 1704–1716.

Ciobanu, S.M.; Benedek, J. Spatial characteristics and public health consequences of road traffic injuries in Romania. Environ. Eng. Manag. J. 2015, 14, 2689–2702.

Benedek, J.; Moldovan, A. Economic convergence and polarisation: Towards a multi-dimensional approach. Hung. Geogr. Bul. 2015, 64, 187–203.

Benedek, J. Spatial differentiation and core-periphery structures in Romania. East. J. Eur. Stud. 2015, 6, 49–61.


Croitoru, A.E.; Drignei, D.; Dragotă, C.S.; Imecs, Z.; Burada, D.C. Sharper detection of winter temperature changes in the Romanian higher-elevations. Glob. Planet. Chang. 2014, 122, 122–129.

Sharma, A.; Weindorf, D.C.; Man, T.; Aldabaa, A.A.A.; Chakraborty, S. Characterizing soils via portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer: 3. Soil reaction (pH). Geoderma 2014, 232, 141–147.

Benedek, J; Török, I.  County-Level Demographic Disparities in Romania. Transylvanian review 2014, 23 (2).


Croitoru, A.E.; Piticar, A. Changes in daily extreme temperatures in the extra-Carpathians regions of Romania. Int. J. Climatol. 2013, 33, 1987–2001.

Croitoru, A.E.; Piticar, A.; Dragotă, C.S.; Burada, D.C. Recent changes in reference evapotranspiration in Romania. Glob. Planet. Chang. 2013, 111, 127–137.

Croitoru, A.E.; Chiotoroiu, B.C.; Todorova, V.I.; Torică, V. Changes in precipitation extremes on the Black Sea Western Coast. Glob. Planet. Chang. 2013, 102, 10–19.

Weindorf, D.C.; Paulette, L.; Man, T. In-situ assessment of metal contamination via portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy: Zlatna, Romania. Environ. Pollut. 2013, 182, 92–100.

Holobâcă, I.H. Glacier Mapper – a new method designed to assess change in mountain glaciers. International Journal of Remote Sensing 2013, 34, 23, 8475-8490.

Croitoru, A.E.; Piticar, A.; Imbroane, A.M.; Burada, D.C. Spatio-temporal distribution of aridity indices based on temperature and precipitation in the extra-Carpathian regions of Romania. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 2013, 112, 597–607.

Fara L., Bartok B., Moraru A.G. New results in forecasting of photovoltaic systems output based on solar radiation forecasting. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2013, 5: 284-296.

Benedek, J.; Cristea, M.; Bartok, B. Regional development and Establishment of Renewable Energy Clousters in Northwestern Region of Romania. Environ. Eng. Manag. J. 2013, 12, 237–244.

Benedek, J; Veress, N.  Economic Disparities and Changes in the Convergence of the Romanian NUTS 2 and NUTS 3 Regions. Romanian Review of Regional Studies 2013, 9 (1), 85-90.