Olimpiu Traian POPOlimpiu Traian POP
PhD Lecturer
Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Cluj-Napoca

Phone: +40264592214
Email: olimpiu.pop@geografie.ubbcluj.ro;
olimpiu_p@yahoo.com

Address:
Faculty of Geography, 5-7 Clinicilor str., 400006 Cluj-Napoca


 

RESEARCH TOPICS


DENDROGEOMORPHOLOGY

  • Dynamics of geomorphic processes in mountainous areas
  • Interactions between geomorphic processes and trees (dendrogeomorphology)
  • Interactions between human-induced geomorphic processes from mining areas and forest (dendroecology)
  • Geomorphic hazards and tourism

OTHER

  • Geomorphological mapping

RESEARCH PROJECTS


  • Assessing the biodiversity conservation status within Bârsău-Șomcuta site (ROSCI0275) in order to achieve management plan specific to Natura 2000 sites, POS MEDIU 42796 project (2013 – 2015) – manager;
  • Assessing the biodiversity and geodiversity conservation status within Ținutul Pădurenilor site (ROSCI0250) in order to achieve conservation and sustainable management plan specific to Natura 2000 sites, POS MEDIU 36430 project (2012 – 2015) – manager;
  • Assessing the biodiversity conservation status within Platoul Vașcău site (ROSCI0200) in order to develop conservation and sustainable management plan specific to Natura 2000 sites, POS MEDIU 36404 project (2012 – 2015) – member.
  • EuroDendro – Snow-avalanche frequency and magnitude in European Middle Mountain (France, Iceland, Norway, Romania) unravelled by dendrogeomorphological analyses. MSH Grant, Blaise-Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2009-2010) – member;
    ELBRUS 2009 – Assessment of climate change impact on the Central Caucasus glaciers using teledetection, dendroclimatological and dendroglaciological methods. Babeş-Bolyai University Research Fund UBB – 90 (05.01.– 18.12 2009) – member.
  • Deep-Seated Landslides „Glimee” – An unique geomorphological site in the landscape of Transylvanian Depression. PN II ID 2465 (2008-2011) – member;


PUBLICATIONS


  • POP O. T., GAVRILĂ I.-G., ROŞIAN Gh., MESEŞAN F., DECAULNE A., HOLOBÂCĂ I.-H., ANGHEL T., (under review). A century-long snow-avalanche chronology reconstructed from tree-rings in Parâng Massif (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Quaternary International;
  • VĂIDEAN R., ARGHIUŞ V., POP O. T., 2015. Dendrogeomorphic reconstruction of past debris-flood activity along a torrential channel: an example from Negoiul basin (Apuseni Mountains, Romanian Carpathians). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, vol. 59, issue 3, pp. 319-335 DOI: 10.1127/zfg/2014/0156;
  • HOTEA M., HODOR N., IRIMUŞ I.-A., POP O. T., 2015. Tree-ring records of historic pollution along Novăț river, Maramureş Mountains (Romania). Georeview, Abstract volume of the Conference „Late Pleistocene and Holocene Climatic Variability in the Carpathian-Balkan Region” (2014), Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
  • POP O.T., BUIMAGĂ-IARINCA Ş., ANGHEL T., M. STOFFEL, 2014. Effects of open-cast sulphur mining on sediment transfers and toxification of riparian forests. Geografiska Annaler, Series A Physical Geography, vol. 96 issue 4, pp. 485-496. DOI: 10.1111/geoa.12077;
  • MESEŞAN F., POP O. T., GAVRILĂ I.-G., 2014. Snow avalanche activity in Parâng ski area revealed by tree-rings. Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, vol. LIX, no. 2, pp. 47 – 56;
  • POP O. T., BUIMAGĂ-IARINCA Ş., STOFFEL M., ANGHEL T., 2012. Réponse des epicéas (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) à l’accumulation des sédiments dans le bassin de rétention Dumitrelul (Massif du Călimani, Roumanie). Volumul Conferinţei Internaţionale « Arbres et Dynamiques », Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, Franţa, pp. 73 – 89;
  • POP O. T., Buimaga-Iarinca Ş., Stoffel M., Anghel T., Surdeanu V., 2011. Reaction of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) to sedimentation by toxic debris in the Dumitrelul Basin (sulphur mining area, Călimani Massif, Romania). Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Viena, Austria, vol. 13, 13994­-1;
  • Surdeanu V., POP O. T., Dulgheru M., Anghel T., Chiaburu M., 2011. Relationships between tree colonization, landslide and debris flow activity in the sulphur mining area of Călimani Mountains. Revista de Geomorfologie, vol. 13, pp. 41 – 50;
  • Surdeanu V., MOLDOVAN M., ANGHEL T., BUIMAGA-IARINCA S., POP O. T., RUS I., 2011. Spatial distribution of deep-seated landslides (glimee) in the Transylvanian Basin. Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, vol. LIV, no. 2, pp. 3 – 9.
  • DECAULNE A., Eggertsson O., Sæmundsson Ş.,  LAUTE K., Beylich A.,  Pop o. T., Defive e., Larrue s., 2010. The EuroDendro project – Snow-avalanche frequency and magnitude in European Middle Mountain unraveled by dendrogeomorphological analyses. Geophysical Research Abstract, EGU General Assembly, Viena, Austria, vol. 12, 4231-1;
  • SURDEANU V., POP O. T., CHIABURU M., DULGHERU M., ANGHEL T., 2010. La dendrogéomorphologie appliquée à l’étude des processus géomorphologiques dans les zones minières du massif du Calimani (Carpates Orientales, Roumaines). Volume de l’atelier ‘’Dendrogeomorphologie et Dendroclimatologie’’, SURDEANU V., STOFFEL M., POP O. T., (eds.), Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 107-124;
  • POP O. T., GUITTON M., 2009. L’érosion sur les sentiers de randonnée et leurs aménagements dans le massif du Sancy (Massif Central français). Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, seria Geographia, tomul LIV, n° 2, p. 193 – 202;
  • POP O. T., HODOR N., SURDEANU V., IRIMUŞ I.-A., 2009. Conséquences de l’instabilité morphodynamique liée à l’exploitation du soufre dans le massif volcanique du Călimani (Roumanie). Revue Géographique de l’Est, vol. 49, 17 p.