Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the Romanian Academy (Dept. of Physical Geography)

Phone: +40721483473

Institute of Geography of the Romanian AcademyD. Racoviţă Str., 12 Sector 2, Bucharest







  • Generation of landslide inventories
  • Landslide susceptibility assessments at regional scale
  • Analysis of relations between landslides and precipitation at different temporal scales
  • Assessment of landslide hazard scenarios
  • Scale dependency of landslide susceptibility and hazard assessments


  • Sheet erosion – Regional scale modeling
  • Gully erosion – Gully density / occurrence probability modelling at regional scales


  • Connecting European Connectivity research (CONNECTEUR), network-project, COST Action ES1306, (2014-2018) – Substitute member in the Management Committee
  • Crossing the borders: Geographic and Structural Characteristics of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Danube Region. European Institute for Cross-Border Studies, Esztergom, Hungary (2014-2015) – member
  • Evaluation des risques long-termes liés aux mouvements de masse déclenchés par les séismes dans la région de Vrancea, Roumanie, Romanian Academy WBI & FNRS (2014-2015) – member
  • Global Change Research In The Danube Region (GLOCAD), network-project, BMBF – German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (2014-2015) – member
  • Enabling Climate Information Services for Europe (ECLISE), FP7 project (2011-2014) – member
  • Changing Hydro-meteorological Risks – as Analyzed by a New Generation of young European Scientists (CHANGES), FP 7 Marie Curie ITN project (2011-2014) – member
  • Complex method of constructing a digital geomorphologic map of Romania through GIS/Remote Sensing, support for the implementation of European environmental directives (GEOMORF), Parteneriate II – type of project (2008-2012) – member
  • Comparative study of recent methods used in landslide prediction, CNCSIS PN II-IDEI project (2007-2010) – member
  • Management of the geologic risk associated to natural and/or human induced phenomena within the influence zone of former Uranium exploration and exploitation perimeters, by means of Geographical Information Systems (HAZGIS), CEEX project financed through MENER (2006-2007) – member


  • Jurchescu M., Grecu F. (accepted), Modelling the occurrence of gullies at two different spatial scales in the Olteţ Drainage Basin (Romania), Natural Hazards, Springer.
  • Constantin, M, Fujisawa, K, Ishida, K, Higuchi, K, Vlaicu, M, Jurchescu M.C. (2014), Digital, automated and optical fiber systems used in displacement measurements of landslides in Romania, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12(12), 2427-2434.
  • Micu, M., Jurchescu, M., Micu, D., Zarea R., Zumpano, V., Bălteanu, D. (2014), A morphogenetic insight into a multi-hazard risk analysis: Bâsca Mare landslide dam, Landslides 11(6), 1131-1139.
  • Constantin M., Bednarik M., Jurchescu M.C., Vlaicu M. (2011) Landslide susceptibility assessment using the bivariate statistical analysis and the index of entropy in the Sibiciu Basin (Romania), Environmental Earth Sciences, 63 (2), 397-406;
  • Constantin M., Trandafir A.C., Jurchescu M.C., Ciupitu D., (2010) Morphology and environmental impact of the Colţi-Aluniş landslide (Curvature Carpathians), Romania, Environmental Earth Sciences, 59 (7), 1569-1578;
  • Constantin M., Jurchescu M. C., Fujisawa K., Ishida K. (2009) The estimation of the slip plane at the Colţi-Aluniş landslide (Buzău Mountains, Romania) using ground surface displacements measurements, Analele Universităţii din Oradea, Geografie, XIX, 27-32


  • Constantin M., Bednarik M., Jurchescu M.C., Ishida K., Higuchi K. (2013) Regional and Local Approaches on Landslide Susceptibility Assessment in the Region Located Between the Buzău and the Slănicul Buzăului Valleys, Romania, In: Margottini C, Canuti P, Sassa K (eds.) Landslide Science and Practice, Vol. 1: Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, 499-504.
  • Bălteanu D., Jurchescu M., Surdeanu V., Ionita I., Goran C., Urdea P., Rădoane M., Rădoane N., Sima M. (2012), Recent landform evolution in the Romanian Carpathians and Pericarpathian regions, In: Lóczy D., Stankoviansky M., Kotarba A. (eds.) Recent Landform Evolution. The Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Region,  Springer, 249-286;
  • Bălteanu D., Jurchescu M. (2008) Deep-seated Landslides (Glimee) in the Transylvanian Depression, Anex 3, map published in Bălteanu D. (ed.) IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology “Landslides, Floods and Global Environmental Change in Mountain Regions” 2008 Field Guidebook, University Publishing House, Bucharest.