Research activities

The research collective of the "Anastasie Fatu" Botanic Garden collaborates or leads a series of research projects and grants presenting national or European importance. Among the contracts in execution we mention the following:

  1. 2008-2011: The refinement of the spontaneous flora biodiversity of Romania, in order to increase the varieties of ornamental plants;
    Project coordinator: PhD. professor Catalin Tanase

  2. 2008-2011: Study of spontaneous flora from the Romanian Carpathians in order to optimize the conservation strategies of genetic and interspecific biodiversity.
    Project coordinator: PhD. professor Catalin Tanase

  3. 2007-2010: Uncontaminated vegetal extracts utilizable in phytotherapy acquired by unconventional technologies (collaboration with the Biological Research Centre “Stejarul” Piatra-Neamt);
    Project coordinator: PhD. researcher Elvira Gille, collaborator: PhD. biologist Irina Stanescu

  4. 2007-2010: The inventory of the natural grasslands presenting increased biodiversity from Romania in order to substantiate the management measures for their conservation (NARDUS) (collaboration with Delta Dunarii Research-Development Institute, Tulcea)
    Project director: PhD. engineer Jenica Hanganu, collaborator: PhD-student biologist Constantin Mardari

  5. 2007-2009: Elaboration of unconventional and un-pollutant solutions and culture techniques for ornamental plants species in sustainable development context (collaboration with the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Iasi);
    Project director: PhD. professor Lucia Draghia, collaborator: PhD. biologist Violeta Floria

  6. 2007-2008: Taxonomic and ecologic diversity of the macromycetes from Giumalau Massif (Eastern Carpathians). Project coordinator: PhD. biologist Ciprian Birsan

  7. 2006-2008: Monitoring and anthropic impact studies on the flora, vegetation and natural habitats from Stanisoarei Mountains - Eastern Carpathians;
    Project coordinator: PhD. researcher Adrian Oprea

  8. 2006-2008: Mycoremediation of the polluted soils from the areas considered critically from ecological perspective Project director: PhD. professor Catalin Tanase, collaborators: PhD. biologist Ana Cojocariu, PhD. biologist Ciprian Birsan

  9. HortiBioTech – Laboratory of modern biotechnologies for the conservation of some horticultural and spontaneous species presenting special statute;
    Project coordinator: PhD. professor Catalin Tanase

  10. 2006-2008: Ecological reconstruction using mycoremediation methods for soils degraded by mining activities (collaboration with Faculty of Biology, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iasi);
    Project director: PhD. professor Catalin Tanase, collaborators: PhD. biologist Violeta Floria, PhD. researcher Adrian Oprea, PhD. biologist Ana Cojocariu, biologist PhD-student Constantin Mardari, PhD. biologist Ciprian Birsan

  11. 2006-2008: Study regarding the preservation of the endemic species Andryala levitomentosa in natural habitats/vegetation types from Pietrosul Bistritei Montain (collaboration with Faculty of Biology, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iasi);
    Project director: PhD. professor Nicolae Stefan, collaborators: PhD. researcher Adrian Oprea, biologist PhD-student Constantin Mardari

  12. 2006-2008: Integrated multifunctional technology for national cultural patrimony conservation
    Project director: PhD. researcher Emil Ghiocel Ioanid, collaborator: PhD. biologist Ana Cojocariu

  13. 2005-2008: Centre of expertise for sustainable development of ecosystems. Pilot project: Terrestrial and aquatic peri-urban ecosystems from the catchment basin of Ciric River, north from Iasi city (collaboration with Faculty of Biology, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iasi);
    Project director: PhD. professor Nicolae Stefan, collaborators: PhD. researcher Adrian Oprea, PhD. biologist Ciprian Birsan

  14. 1999-present: The Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity;
    Project coordinator: dr. Eckard von Raab-Straube, Euro+Med PlantBase Secretariat, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germania, collaborator: PhD. researcher Adrian Oprea


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