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Human Impact on Danube Watershed Biodiversity in the XXI Century

  • Doru Bănăduc
  • Angela Curtean-Bănăduc
  • Franco Pedrotti
  • Kevin Cianfaglione
  • John R. Akeroyd

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Angela Curtean-Bănăduc, Kevin Cianfaglione, John Robert Akeroyd, Doru Bănăduc, Franco Pedrotti
    Pages 1-5
  3. Andraž Čarni, Nina Juvan Mastnak
    Pages 119-133
  4. Zdeněk Adámek, Zdenka Jurajdová, Michal Janáč, Světlana Zahrádková, Denisa Nĕmejcová, Pavel Jurajda
    Pages 135-149
  5. Marko Ćaleta, Perica Mustafić, Davor Zanella, Ivana Buj, Zoran Marčić, Milorad Mrakovčić
    Pages 151-168
  6. Radoslav Dekić, Aleksandar Ivanc, Danijela Ćetković, Svjetlana Lolić
    Pages 169-213
  7. Vesna Đikanović, Miroslav Nikčević, Branislav Mićković, Aleksandar Hegediš, Danilo Mrdak, Vladimir Pešić
    Pages 241-256
  8. Mirjana Lenhardt, Marija Smederevac-Lalić, Aleksandar Hegediš, Stefan Skorić, Gorčin Cvijanović, Željka Višnjić-Jeftić et al.
    Pages 257-279
  9. Emília Mišíková Elexová, Jarmila Makovinská
    Pages 281-299
  10. Weronika Maślanko, Beata Ferencz, Jarosław Dawidek
    Pages 301-326
  11. Sergey Afanasyev, Artem Lyashenko, Alexei Iarochevitch, Olena Lietytska, Kateryna Zorina-Sakharova, Olena Marushevska
    Pages 327-358
  12. Vasil Kostov, Valentina Slavevska-Stamenkovic, Milica Ristovska, Vasko Stojov, Saša Marić
    Pages 381-392

About this book


The second-longest European river after the Volga, the Danube is one of the world’s most important rivers in terms of its geographical and historical significance. In recent history, it has served as a major international waterway and numerous cities, including four capitals, have been founded on its banks. The 2826km-long Danube has a watershed measuring 801,093 km2 that is now shared between 19 countries, from its source in the Black Forest to the Black Sea, into which it pumps an average of 827 km3 of water a year.

This book describes and explains key landscape values interactions (geographical, cultural and natural heritage). It also identifies the threats and various types of human impact affecting this system in all the countries of the Danube River Basin, based on the investigations and perspectives of a team of experienced naturalists, and in the context of the early 21st century, in which the human-nature relationship is still far from balanced. These studies demonstrate how biodiversity, conservation and ecological studies can help us successfully promote mutual cooperation and combine our efforts to address problems as a responsible continent.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Doru Bănăduc
    • 1
  • Angela Curtean-Bănăduc
    • 2
  • Franco Pedrotti
    • 3
  • Kevin Cianfaglione
    • 4
  • John R. Akeroyd
    • 5
  1. 1.Lucian Blaga University of SibiuSibiuRomania
  2. 2.Lucian Blaga University of SibiuSibiuRomania
  3. 3.Department of Botany and EcologyUniversity of CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  4. 4.University of Western BrittanyBrittanyFrance
  5. 5.Fundaţia ADEPTSalisburyUK

About the editors

Doru Bănăduc holds a BSc in Ecology (1995) from the Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania, PhD in Biology (2003) from the Romanian Academy Institute of Biology. She was awarded a postdoctoral degree in Bio-economy and Eco-economy from the Romanian Academy National Institute of Economy "Costin C. Kiriţescu" in 2012. She is a researcher, manager, lecturer and Associate Professor of Ecology at "Grigore Antipa" Natural History National Museum Bucharest, Natural History Museum of Sibiu, Broward College, USA, and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. She has been involved in over 50 national and international projects and has published 7 books, 30 book chapters and 130 scientific papers. She is the editor of five scientific journal series and 3 books.

Angela Bănăduc received her BSc in Ecology and Environment Protection in 1995 from "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, PhD in Biology in 2002 from "Ovidius" University of Constanţa, Romania, and postdoctoral degree in Bio-economy and Eco-economy in 2012 from the Romanian Academy National Institute of Economy "Costin C. Kiriţescu". She is an Associate Professor of Ecology, and a researcher, lecturer in ecology and related fields, as well as head of department, head of laboratory, scientific secretary and dean at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. She has been involved in over 50 national and international projects, and has published 9 books, 20 book chapters and 120 scientific papers (Ecology and Hydrobiology). She is the editor of four scientific journal series and 5 books.

Franco Pedrotti is a botanist specializing in the study and mapping of vegetation, environmental cartography and ecological planning. He was President of the Italian Botanical Society from 1982 to 1990, and President of the Association Internationale Francophone de Phytosociologie from 1982 to 2002. He has been awarded honorary degrees in Biology from the “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca and the “A.I. Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania), in Ecology and Biogeography from the University of Palermo (Italy) and in Geoarchitecture from the University of Brest (France). He is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Camerino.

Kevin Cianfaglione holds a Master’s degree in Environment, Land and Landscape Planning, focusing on Sciences and Technologies for the Environment and the Territory (University of Camerino). He also holds PhD degrees (Doctor Europaeus) in Spatial and Urban Planning from the University of Western Brittany, Brest (France); and in Life Sciences and Public Health: Environmental Sciences and Public Health from the University of Camerino, Camerino (Italy). He is an Associate Researcher at the University of Western Brittany, Brest and a collaborator at the University of Camerino (Italy).

John R. Akeroyd holds a BSc from University of St Andrews, a PhD from Cambridge, and has held fellowships at Dublin and then Reading, where he prepared the 2nd edition of Flora Europaea volume 1. For 30 years he has been an independent scholar, consultant, editor and writer, and was co-founder and editor of the global conservation magazine Plant Talk. He is author or editor of fifteen books, most recently Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland (2014). Since 2004 he has been a botanical consultant to Fundaţia ADEPT, an Anglo-Romanian NGO supporting farming and biodiversity conservation in the Saxon Villages of Transylvania.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Impact on Danube Watershed Biodiversity in the XXI Century
  • Editors Doru Bănăduc
    Angela Curtean-Bănăduc
    Franco Pedrotti
    Kevin Cianfaglione
    John R. Akeroyd
  • Series Title Geobotany Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Geobotany Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37241-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37244-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37242-2
  • Series ISSN 2198-2562
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-2570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 437
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Ecology
    Physical Geography
    Applied Ecology
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