L. Tirla




Asociația Speologică Exploratorii Reșița


Center for Risk Studies, Space Modeling and Dynamics of Terrestrial and Coastal Systems




Assistant Professor PhD, Laura Tîrlă


Academic career

2004-2012: PhD in Geography with thesis titled Olănești drainage basin: A geomorphology study (Univ. of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography)

2003-2004: MSc in Geography, Sustainable development of geographic landscape through regional planning (Univ. of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography)

1999-2003: BSc in Geography, Environmental Science (Univ. of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography)

 Research topics

  • Structural and tectonic geomorphology of karst terrains
  • Relationship between geology and karst systems development
  • Evolution of sedimentary basins and carbonate platforms
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction based on speleothem analysis

Platoul Vânturariței (2010)

   Current research

  • Alpine karst in the South Carpathians
  • Oxygen isotopic variability in natural environment
  • Cave survey and mapping


  • ICUB Young Researcher Grant 13055/14.06.2017, Lithologic and structural controls on marble karst development in the central Făgăraș Mountains, South Carpathians (2017-2018);
  • LIFE13 NAT/RO/00148, Preserving management of the 8310 habitat in the Cheile Nerei - Beușnița Natura 2000 site (2016-2020), GIS expert;

Cheile Nerei - Beușnița Natura 2000 site, 8310 habitat

  • IFA-CEA Project C4-08/2014-2016, Climate change teleconnections between Western and Eastern Europe based on speleothem records of the Last Interglacial in France and Romania (FREem), collaborator;
  • CNCSIS Grant No. 588/2006, Assessment of geomorphic risk in Vâlcea Subcarpathians, focused on phenomena and related processes in the Olănești drainage basin (2006-2008), project leader.


  • Physical geography of Romania
  • Geography of America, Africa and Antarctica
  • Strategies for reconstruction of degraded environments
  • Physical geology
  • Biogeography


  • Since 2007: member of the Association of the Romanian Geomorphologists (AGR) and International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)
  • Since 2008: member of the Geographical Society of Romania (SGR) and International Geographical Union (IGU)
  • Since 2016: member of the ”Exploratorii” Speleological Association (ASE) and Romanian Federation of Speleology (FRS)

Relevant publications

  1. Drăgușin V., Balan S., Blamart D., Forray F.L., Marin C., Mirea I., Nagavciuc V., Orășeanu I., Perșoiu A., Tîrlă L., Tudorache A., and Vlaicu M.: Transfer of environmental signals from surface to the underground at Ascunsă Cave, Romania. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. (IF/2016: 4.437). Doi: 10.5194/hess-2016-625. Accepted, 2017
  1. Tîrlă L., Mirea I., Vijulie I. Geomorphological and structural patterns of the scarp-related steep dry valleys in limestone ridges: A case study from South Carpathians, Romania. Geomorphologie: relief, processus, environnement, 22 (4), 399-408 (IF: 0.673). DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.11528Y
  2. Drăgușin, V., Tîrlă, L., Mirea, I. Caves in the Făgăraș Mountains. In: Onac, B.P., Ponta, G. (Eds), Caves and Karst Systems of Romania. Springer (in press).
  3. Tîrlă, L., Drăgușin, V., Mirea, I., Cojocaru, T., 2016. Speleomorphology of M3-R2 – The highest cave in SE Carpathians. Revista de Geomorfologie 18, 54-62. DOI: 10.21094/rg.2016.103
  4. Tîrlă, L., Vijulie, I., 2013. Structural–tectonic controls and geomorphology of the karst corridors in alpine limestone ridges: Southern Carpathians, Romania, Geomorphology, 197 (1), 123-136. IF/2015: 2.813. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.05.003. 
  5. Tîrlă, L., 2012. Olănești drainage basin: A geomorphology study. Bucharest University Press, 381 p. ISBN 978-606-16-0172-1
  6. Tîrlă, L., 2012. Elaboration of climatic maps using GIS. Case study: Olănești drainage basin, Romania. Journal of Environmental Biology 33 (3), 449-454. IF/2015: 0.56
  7. Ene, M., Osaci-Costache, G., Tîrlă, L., 2009. The caving-ins at Ocnele Mari in the Vâlcea Subcarpathians, Romania. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 32 (1), 67-72. IF/2015: 0,641





Address: Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, nr. 1, et. 4, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Fax: +4 021 315 30 74
Email: tirla@geo.unibuc.ro, laurastumbea@yahoo.com

member of:
Regional Geography and Environment.

department of:
Faculty of Geography.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated at: October 06, 2017.