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

Latest articles

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Mihu-Pintilie, A., Gherghel, I. (2022) Eco-cultural niche breadth and overlap within the Cucuteni–Trypillia Culture groups during the Eneolithic. Frontiers in Earth Science 10: 910836. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2022.910836 - PDF -

News

  • September 2022: Our paper on bat dynamics modelling and its implications for conservation in subterranean environments was accepted for publication in PLoS One

  • September 2022: I attended the 21th European Congress of Herpetology in Belgrade, Serbia, where I presented some preliminary results of my ongoing projects: "The impact of global climate change on the development and phenotypic diversity in oviparous ectotherms" and "Ecological and evolutionary significance of colour polymorphism in reptile species with contrasting life histories".

  • June 2022: I started working on the project "Ecological and evolutionary significance of colour polymorphism in reptile species with contrasting life histories" funded by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding of the Romanian Government.

  • May 2022: Our paper on the modeling of the eco-cultural niches of the Cucuteni-Trypillia culture was accepted for publication in Frontiers in Earth Science

  • March 2022: My grant proposal, "The impact of global climate change on the development and phenotypic diversity in oviparous ectotherms" was selected for funding by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding of the Romanian Government

  • February 2022: I accepted a tenure track Scientific Researcher position at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University;

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Kukushkin, O.*, Ermakov, O.*, Gherghel, I.*, Lukonina, S., Svinin, A., Doronin, I., Simonov, E., Jablonski, D. (2021) The mitochondrial phylogeography of the Crimean endemic lizard Darevskia lindholmi (Sauria, Lacertidae): hidden diversity in an isolated mountain system. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 559 - 576. DOI: 10.3897/vz.71.e62729 - PDF -

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