Laboratory of Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystems

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Head of Laboratory: Associate Researcher, PhD Anatol Tărîţă

Tel.: +373 22 72 17 74;

e-mail: [email protected]

Laboratory staff and areas of activity:

The laboratory is composed of specialists with great skills and experience being actively present at national and international scientific events in the field.

Head of Laboratory:

Anatol Tărîţă, Dr in Biology, Associate Researcher (Eco-pedology, Eco-toxicology, Soil Protection, Ozone Layer Protection), tel.: +373 22 72 17 74; e-mail: [email protected]

Principal scientific researcher:

Adam Begu, Dr Hab. in Biology, Univ. Prof. (Bio-diversity, Bio-indication, Bio-geography), tel. (+373) 22731918; e-mail: [email protected]

Tudor Cozari, Dr Hab. in Biology, Univ. Prof. (Biodiversity, Zoology and Avifauna), tel. (+373) 22725542; e-mail: [email protected]

Coordinators of scientific researchers:

Maria Sandu, Dr in Chemistry, Associate Researcher (Analytical Chemistry, Natural Water Quality and Chemistry), tel. (+373) 22725542; e-mail: [email protected]

Raisa Lozan, Dr in Chemistry, Associate Researcher (Analytical Chemistry, Atmospheric Precipitations and Natural Water Quality and Chemistry), tel. (+373) 22725542; e-mail: [email protected]

Nina Liogchii, Dr in Biology, Associate Researcher (Bio-diversity and Bio-indication), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Vladimir Brega, Dr in Chemistry, Associate Professor (Soil / Atmospheric Air / Water / Biota Quality, Pollution Sources), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Valeriu Brasoveanu, Dr in Biology (Soil / Atmospheric Air Quality, Pollution Sources), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Ala Donica, Dr in Biology, Associate Researcher (Bio-diversity and Bio-indication), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Vasile Stegarescu, Dr in Biology, Associate Researcher (Radio-ecology), tel. (+373) 22281473, e-mail: [email protected]

Senior scientific researchers:

Elena Moşanu, Dr in Chemistry (Ecological Chemistry, Natural Water Quality and Chemistry), tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail: [email protected]

Galina Vatamaniuc, Dr in Biology, Associate Researcher (Radio-ecology), tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail: [email protected]

Scientific researchers:

Valentina Andriuca, Dr in Agriculture (Agro-ecopedology), e-mail: [email protected]

Tatiana Goreacioc, Specialist in Chemistry (Natural Water Quality and Chemistry), tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail: [email protected]

Regina Fasola, Specialist in Biology (Biota and Pollution Sources), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Liliana Motelica, Specialist in Biology (Radio-ecology), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Vitalie Ajder, Specialist in Biology (Biodiversity and Avifauna), tel. (+373) 22731918, e-mail: [email protected]

Alexandr Zlotea, Specialist in Water Chemistry, tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail: [email protected]

Junior scientific researchers:

Anna Comarnitchi, Specialist in Agro-ecology, tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail: [email protected]

Ala Cojocaru, Specialist in Chemistry (Soil Chemistry), tel. (+373) 22718938, e-mail: [email protected]

Irina Creţu, Specialist in Agro-ecology, tel. (+373) 22725542

Coordinating Ecologist Engineers:

Sergiu Turcan, Specialist in IT, tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail: [email protected]

Elena Popa, Specialist in Ecology and Greenery Landscape Design, tel. (+373) 22725542, e-mail [email protected]

Research directions:

  • Evaluation of natural/anthropogenic ecosystems state, scientific argumentation of protection status of their natural patrimony;
  • Integrated assessment of human impact on Natural State Protected Areas for the purpose of conservation and their extension in the EU directives context;
  • Maintaining and completing the database of the Cadastre of Natural State Protected Areas, highlighting and scientific argumentation of new protected areas;
  • Estimation of anthropogenic impact on the environment components at local and cross-border context;
  • Estimation of Atmosphere Purity Index and degree of air pollution with SO2 by the bio-indication method;
  • Assessment of the surface and underground water quality, calculation of critical loads of pollutants and irrigation coefficients of natural waters;
  • Estimation of pollutants transformation degree in water and of self-purification and nitrification capacity;
  • Estimation of rainfall impact on soil acidification/surface water eutrophication processes;
  • Quality and quantity monitoring of atmospheric depositions and calculation of load soil with mineral ions by rain waters;
  • Modeling of pollutants dispersion based on the meteorological parameters.
  • Complex assessment of radio-ecological status and elaboration of scientific criteria for radio-ecological monitoring win the system “biosphere-human being” in the Republic of Moldova.

Spectrum of competence:

Members of the laboratory have core specializations in the following areas:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Estimation of harm to environment;
  • Expertise on biodiversity, environmental impact and monitoring;      
  • Expertise on the status of natural and anthropogenic ecosystems, state-protected natural areas, biodiversity conservation;
  • Ecological expertise in natural water protection issues;
  • Quality control of natural waters and assessment of the factors that make their composition change;
  • Elaboration of technologies to improve drinking water;
  • Assessment of natural water quality and optimization of ecological wastewater treatment technologies;
  • Harmonization of environmental standards (CT-24 "Water Quality", CT-25 "Soil Quality", CT-2 "Food Products");


1. Evaluation of the environment state and its quality development;

2. Researches on the monitoring of environmental factors quality;

3. Evaluation of human activities impact on environmental factors quality in the territory of the State Protected Natural Areas (SPNA) and ecosystem "Hâncesti Forest";

4. Studies of impact and risk assessments (analysis of appearance causes and its dimensions in concrete situations), identification of specific elements, development of sustainable management plan (conservation measures and rehabilitation) of SPNA with the purpose fund SPNA expansion in the context of the requirements of the EU Environmental Directives, International Environmental Conventions and Agreements;

5. Highlight and eliminating of anthropogenic hazards that threaten the integrity of the SPNA and species conservation, determination of optimum conditions for restoring the environment (pollution of water sources, accumulation of persistent pollutants in ecosystems);

6. Research of the base gamma radiological level, assessment of migration processes of Cs137 and Sr90 radionuclides in the environment (soil, vegetation) and the creation of a database referring the natural and anthropological radioactive contamination;

7. Evaluation of air quality according to criteria foreseen by the Geneva Convention (1979) and International Programme of Cooperation (ISP Forest, 1985);

8. Structural-functional restoring of degraded ecosystems (pollution of water sources, accumulation of persistent pollutants, heavy metals in ecosystems);

9. Elaboration of programs and development studies to provide quantitative and qualitative water resources, reevaluate the potential of water in relation to the requirements of sustainable development of the society in accordance with the strategy and environmental policies;

10. Integration of environmental requirements into sectored policy, public environmental information and education, its attracting in taking of decisions on conservation and rational use of natural resources domain that is an integral part of the national heritage.

11. Assessment of anthropogenic impact on forest ecosystems in the Republic of Moldova by biological monitoring connected to EMEP network and to mapping the RM territory on the pollution degree with sulfur oxides;

12. Creation of brio- and lichen flora registers in forest ecosystems and specific recommendation of genuine species for environment quality testing;

13. Study of the correlation between species diversity, abundance, frequency and intensity of the bio-indicator toxic tolerance, especially the lichens depending on the host species, altitude and air pollution expressed by air pollution index (IPA) and the Air Quality Assessment Scales;

14. Scientific argumentation of compliance of protection categories of the objects protected by the state and new proposals for protection.

Basic achievements (relevant scientific works):

  • 10 collective monographs, 12 patents in protection of natural waters and analytical chemistry domain. Nearly 700 scientific articles;
  • State of the Environment in Moldova: National Report, Chisinau, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; 2007-2010;
  • Expertise to new and import technologies for sewage and drinking water (49), environmental notices (21) and opinions on draft laws or other normative acts (41) from 2010 to 2017.
  • Guidance on assessing the harm caused to soil resources and water resources (M.O. no.186-188 of 15.10.2004);
  • Methodic Guide: Methods and rules for evaluation and management of soil quality: Gh. Jigau, Gh. Grigheli, A. Tarita, Gr. Stasiev, V. Lungu, N. Danilov, O. Galbur, N. Chiriac. Chisinau, "Tanavius​​", 2007, 87 p .;
  • Scientific-Practical Guide: Surface Water Pollution Index. Case Study - surface waters in the forestry Harjauca: M. Sandu, A. Tarita, E. Mosanu, s.Turcanu, 2017, 38 p.
  • It was created and completed databases: Water quality and irrigation coefficients for natural waters; the quality, type and grade of water sources and fountains in the Dniester river hydrographical basin; Reassessment of Hydrological Monuments Protected by the State;
  • Tudor Cozari. Birds - Encyclopedia illustrated. Ed. Arc, 2016. 288 p.
  • Raisa Lozan, AnatolTarita, Maria Sandu. Geo-ecological condition of surface water and groundwater in the basin of the Black Sea (within the Republic of Moldova). Chișinău, S.n., 2015 (Euroofset). 326 p.
  • Begu A. Eco-bio-indication: prerequisites and application. Chisinau. 2011. 166 p.
  • Begu A., David A., N. Liogchii etc. State of the environment and natural heritage of the Danube basin (within the Republic of Moldova). Ch: Bons Offices, 2012. 260 p.;
  • Brega V., Ţaranu M., Scorpan V., V. Brasoveanu. Republic of Moldova greenhouse gas inventory. Quality assurance/quality control and inventory uncertainty. Journal of Environmental Research and Protection, Year VIII, no. 26 Cluj-Napoca. Romania, 2011 p. 11-16.;
  • Methods and instructions for water quality control: Maria Sandu, Raisa Lozan, A. Tarita, V. Ropot, Chisinau, "Euroofset", 2010, 173 p (reprint);
  • Organochlorine compounds in aquatic sediments of the Republic of Moldova: Tarita A., Terytze K. Environmental Forensics (Tbilisi, Georgia 12-16 September 2011), 70-77 p.;
  • Flows of mineral ions and heavy metals on soil through water precipitation: Raisa Lozan, A. Tarita, Maria Sandu. Bulletin of the ASM. "Life Sciences", 2008, no. 3 p. 153-158.;
  • Reservations of soil resources protected by state: A. Tarita, E. Sergentu, Tatiana Balan, V. Cerbari. "Noosfera" No. 3, 2010, p. 74-86;
  • Tarita, A., Lozan R., Sandu M., Stegarescu V., Cozari, F. The evolution of environmental factors in the State Protected Areas (Hydrological Natural Monuments). Journal of Academy of Sciences, Life Sciences. 2013, 1(319). 21-32. ISSN 1857-064.;
  • Tarita A., Lozan R., Sandu M, Gaidau A., Sidoren Iu. – Quality of running water from Dniester river hydrographic basin (within the Republic of Moldova). Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute, Vol.20. 2014 pp. 71- 76 doi: 10.7427/DDI.20.11
  • Spring with fresh water. Constitutive Sandu M. Chisinau, "The Environment PP ", 2008, 80 p;
  • Geochemical abundance and contamination of river sediments with heavy metals: A. Tarita, Raisa Lozan, Maria Sandu, Diana Procopii. "Noosfera" No.4, 2010, p. 4754;
  • Water quality springs and fountains in the Prut River Basin (Briceni, Edinet and Riscani districts): Sandu M., Sergentu E., Tarita A., Spataru P., Mosanu E., R. Lozan. In "The Environment", Chisinau: 2009, no. 4 (46), p. 36-40, ISSN: 1810-9551.
  • Spring - indicator of the ecological state of the territory (Orhei, Telenesti and Soldanesti districts) Lozan R., Tarita A., Sandu M., Gladchi V., Mosanu E., Procopii D., Spataru P., Jabin V., Turcan S. In "The Environment", Chisinau 2011, no. 2 (56), p. 15-20, ISSN: 1810-9551.
  • Transformation of organic substances in surface waters of the Republic of Moldova. Petru Spataru. Self-referencing of PhD thesis in Chemistry, Chisinau, 2011, 35 p. UDC: 556.114.7: 547.2 / .4- 504.4.4.054/.064;
  • Donica A. Bio-indication with moss in the recreational areas of Chisinau city. Proceeding of international Conference „Environment and global warming”. În Collected Papers. New Series. Nr. 3(82). Tbilisi, 2011. p. 293 – 297;
  • Liogchii  N., Begu A. The role of natural reservations of medicinal plants in biodiversity’s conservation. International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Sciences (IJEES).V. 3/2.  Albania. Tirana, 2013. p. 197 – 202.;
  • Liogchii N., Begu A., Brega V. Preliminary considerations concerning the role of Stanca forest ecosystem in the conservation of biological diversity. MuzeulOlteniei, Craiova. Studies and communications. 27(1), 2012.   p. 173 – 179;
  • Stegarescu V. Motellica L., R. Fasola, Brega V. Impact of heavy metals on some ecosystems in the Dniester River basin. Ecological Chemistry and chemical risk assessment. Ed. XII. Ch.: CEP UCM, 2012 p. 52-54.
  • Liogchii, N.; Begu, A.; Donica, A. The Geological and Paleontological Natural Monuments – habitats for biodiversity conservation. International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES). Albania, Tirana: 2014, 4/4. 93-98. ISSN 2224-4980. Index Copernicus ICV= 2013: 5.96.
  • Begu, A.; Brașoveanu, V.; Liogchii, N.; Brega, V. Mosses and lichens – bio-indicators of heavy metals pollution of forest ecosystems. Air and water components of the environment. Romania, Cluj-Napoca: 2014, 56-61. ISSN: 2067-743X.
  • Stegărescu V., Motelica L., Ciolacu E., Vatamaniuc G., Roşca I. Radio-ecological situation of forests from the northern part of the Republic of Moldova. Modern horticulture - achievements and perspectives” Vol. 42(1) Chişinău: UASM, 2015. p. 389-392. 
  • Stegărescu V., Motelica L., Ciolacu E., Roşca I., Vatamaniuc G. Recent assessment of highly polluted area from Soroca district, as a consequence of the accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant. “Ecological and geographical problems in the context of sustainable development of the Republic of Moldova: achievements and perspectives”, 14-15 September 2016, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. Iași: Vasiliana ʹ98, 2016. p. 266-270.

Implemented & under implementation National/International Projects:

            The laboratory is involved in several international projects in partnership with the European Community and national projects financed from structural funds.

Project code

Project title

Project Director


Project type (national, bilateral & international

Contest Type (institutional, state programs, young researchers, equipment purchasing, technology transfer, etc.)


Developing of ecological criteria for the conservation, protection and improvement of soils with low productivity.

PhD A. Tarita




The state of representative natural ecosystems: scientific argumentation of their protection regime and of protected natural areas expansion.

Dr Hab. A. Begu 




The structure, functionality, stability, dynamics and bio-productivity of natural and anthropogenic ecosystems in the Republic of Moldova.

C.M., Dr Hab.
I. Dediu 




The role of tributaries on the Dniester river water quality formation and water quality study of springs / fountains in the Dniester river basin as water sources and for irrigation. Section "Springs in the Dniester basin - the natural ecosystems and drinking water sources and for irrigation".

PhD V. Gladchi


State Programme


The impact of natural and anthropogenic factors on geo- and ecosystems in the Republic of Moldova in order to improve natural resource management and conservation of representative areas

C.M., Dr Hab.
I. Dediu 




Testing of new fertilizers for authorization in agriculture using: studies dealing the impact on the soil fauna activity as an indicator of soil fertility.

PhD V. Andriuca

Bilateral/ International

Bilateral/ International



Institutional strengthening for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in Moldova.

PhD A. Tarita





GEL – 2328-4B36-2727-2202 UNEP-GEF



Enabling Activities for the preparation of the Third National Communication under the UNFCCC.

Project manager
M. Taranu



74459.339 MIS-ETC 144

Research networking for the environmental monitoring and mitigation of adverse ecological effects in the Black Sea Basin

PhD R. Lozan






Scientific research in aim to implement some laws and regulations under the Association Agreement. 

Dr. hab. P. Cuza




National Ecological Fund



Comprehensive assessment of the radio-ecological state and development of scientific criteria for radio ecological monitoring in biosphere-human system in the Republic of Moldova (Radioecology).

PhD V. Stegarescu






Complex Evaluation of radio-ecological state in the "soil-plant" system in the Republic of Moldova and development of methods and technologies to reduce the accumulation of radionuclide’s in agrocenoses.

PhD V. Stegarescu






Zoning of Ecological Vulnerable Areas in the Republic of Moldova: Applying GIS techniques.

PhD V. Stegarescu





11.820.08.01 BSEN/A

Radiation background of the environment in reverie Back Sea areas.


PhD V. Stegarescu

Collateral (RM, RO, BG) FP7 BLACK- SEA-ERA-NET).




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