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INSTITUTE OF SPELEOLOGY


EMIL RACOVIȚĂ

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Library

The ISER Library was founded in 1965, initially on the basis of the researchers donations, but nowadays over 95% of the library publications fund is provided by the international exchange conventions.

The collections comprise more than 6000 book titles and 850 journals and magazines titles on: Speleology, Biology, Geography, Geology and Paleontology, defining the specialized character of the library.

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The ISER Library has exchange conventions with more than 150 institutes, museums and professional societies from 25 countries, being remarkable the intense exchange with the institutes from Germany, Italy, France, USA and Spain.

The exchange with the institutes from Romania is also important, the library being provided with the almost complete collections of the „Grigore Antipa” Natural History Museum, of the institutes of biology, geology, geography, of the University of Bucharest etc.

The ISER Library is an internal one. Although, in the lecture room, all interested people can become acquainted with the mysterious subterranean world.

The library is open to the public daily (Monday-Friday), between : 1000 - 1600

Librarian:

Ioana Ciumasu

The Booklist of the ISER Bucharest Library in alphabetical order



Research equipment

  • • Continuous flow analysis system
  • • OCTET-ALPHA spectrometer
  • • Spectrophotometer
  • • Atomic absorption spectrometer
  • • Organic Carbon Analyzer
  • • The combustion system and preparation for analysis

Karstonomy, Karst Inventory and Protection Compartment

Mission:

The scientific activity of the department aims to establish a direct link between the interdisciplinary research on caves and the karst environments knowledge, protection and use.

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The research team covers the majority of the speleological or karstological topics, gathering senior and young researchers, focused on the most recent research trends and methods.

Research Topics:
  • 1. Karstonomy and systematics of karst areas – theoretical and regional studies on the structure and biodiversity of the karst or related terrains.
  • 2. Karst inventory – software tool, useful for the identification and classification of karst structures, sites and resources.
  • 3. Applied karstology – karst environment vulnerability assessment, karst regions conservation and management norms issuance.

Research team:
  • • Ph.D. Marius VLAICU
  • • Ph.D. Rodica PLĂIAŞU
  • • Ph.D. Cristian-Mihai MUNTEANU
  • • Ph.D. Ioana MELEG
  • • Ph.D. Marius ROBU
  • • Valerică TOMA
  • • Ph.D. Luchiana FAUR
  • • Ph.D. Daniela DIMOFTE
  • • Ph.D. Nicolae CRUCERU

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