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My research seeks to understand the patterns and mechanisms underlying biological diversification and species distributions across different time and spatial scales. 

Ongoing projects

Project number: GI-UAIC-2022-07

Effects of large herbivore introductions on aquatic ecological communities

Latest articles



  • January 2024: Our paper on using biotic interactions in ecological niche models when projecting models throughout time was published online first in the Journal of Biogeography.

  • January 2024: Our paper on the spatial and temporal patterns of road mortality in the Caspian whip snake was published in the Journal for Nature Conservation.

  • January 2024: I attended the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, in Prague, Czechia.

Sahlean, T.C., Gherghel, I., Zaharia, R., Gavril, V.D., Melenciuc, R., Stanciu, C.R., Strugariu, A. (2023): Spatial and temporal patterns of road mortality in the Caspian whip snake (Dolichophis caspius Gmelin 1758) in Romania. Journal for Nature Conservation. 77: 126547. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2023.126547. - PDF -



Gherghel, I., & Martin, R. A. (2024). Biotic interactions vary across species' ranges and are likely conserved through geological time. Journal of Biogeography. Online first. doi: 10.1111/jbi.14794.

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