Preda, C., Ruşti, D.M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2020. Lucrări practice de ecologie generală. Editura Universitară, Bucureşti. ISBN 978-606-28-1120.4

Collaborator, 2016. The Lizards living in Qatar.

Cogălniceanu, D. 2007. Biodiversity . 2nd Edition. Verlag Kessel. p. 1-126. ISBN 3-935638-37-X.

Cogălniceanu, D. 2007. Ecologie şi Protecţia Mediului. [Ecology and Environmental Protection] . Ministerul Educaţiei şi Cercetării. Proiectul pentru învăţământul rural. p. 1-228. ISBN 978-973-0-04811-7.

Cogălniceanu, D. 2002. Amfibienii din România. Ghid de teren. [Amphibians of Romania. Field guide]. Naturalia Practica no. 5. Colecţia de Biologie-Ecologie, Universitatea din Bucureşti. Editura Ars Docendi, p. 1-41.

Cogălniceanu, D., Aioanei, F., Matei, B. 2000. Amfibienii din România. Determinator. [Amphibians of Romania]. Editura Ars Docendi, p. 1-114. ISBN 973 99514-5-7.

Cogălniceanu, D. 1999. Managementul Capitalului Natural . [Management of Natural Capital]. Editura Ars Docendi, p. 1-232 ISBN 973-99407-8-1.

Cogălniceanu, A., Cogălniceanu, D. 1998. Energie, Economie, Ecologie . [Energy, Ecology, Economy]. Editura Tehnică, Bucarest. p. 1-340. ISBN -973-31-1174-0.

Cogălniceanu, D. 1997. Metode şi tehnici în studiul ecologiei amfibienilor . [Methods and techniques in the ecological study of amphibians]. Editura Universităţii Bucureşti, p. 1-122. ISBN-973-575-103-8.


Anastasiu P., Rozylowicz L., Skolka M., Preda C., Memedemin D., Cogălniceanu D. 2016. Alien species in Romania. In: Rat M., Trichkova T., Scalera R., Tomov R., Uludag A. (eds.).

Cogălniceanu, D., Rozylowicz, L. 2014. Amphibian Conservation and Decline in Romania. Ch. 49. Amphibian Biology. Editors Heatwole, H., Wilkinson, J.W.Vol 11, Part 4 (Southern Europe and Turkey). Pelagic Publishing. pp. 87-98.

Dodd, K. C. jr., Loman, J., Cogălniceanu, D., Puky, M. (2012): Chapter 10. Monitoring Amphibian Populations. In: Heatwole, H. (ed): Amphibian Biology. Volume 10. Heatwole, H. & Wilkinson, J. W. (eds): Conservation and decline of amphibians: ecological aspect, effect of humans, and management. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Baulkham Hills, Australia. pp. 3577-3635.

Cogălniceanu, D. 2012. Black Sea Environmental Status Improvement Through the Restoration of Wetlands Along the Danube River., “Springer” Ch. 6. In: V. Lagutov (ed.), Environmental Security in Watersheds: The Sea of Azov, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. pp. 117-126.

Cogălniceanu, D. 2010. Clasa Amphibia. Ch. 67. In: Diversitatea lumii vii. Determinatorul ilustrat al florei şi faunei României. Vol. 3, Mediul Terestru, Godeanu, S. Editor. Vasile Goldiş University Press, Arad. Pp. 1021-1028.

Cogălniceanu, D., Miaud, C. 2009. Setting Objectives in Field Studies. Ch. 2. In: Amphibian Ecology and Conservation. A Handbook of Techniques. Dodd, K. Editor. Oxford University Press. pp. 21-35.

Făgăraş, M., Skolka, M., Anastasiu, P. Cogălniceanu, D., Negrean, G., Bănică, G., Tudor, M., Samoilă, C. 2008. Biodiversitatea zonei costiere a Dobrogei dintre Capul Midia şi Capul Kaliakra. Editura Ex Ponto, Constanţa. Cap. 6. Herpetofauna zonei costiere Cap Midia-Cap Kaliakra. Pp. 323-370.

Anthony, B., Arntzen, J.W., Baha El Din, S., Böhme, W., Cogălniceanu, D., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J, Crochet, P-A, Corti, C., Griffiths, R., Kaneko, Y., Kuzmin, S., Wai Neng Lau, M., Li, P., Lymberakis, P., Marquez, R., Papenfuss, T., Pleguezuelos, J.M., Rastegar, N., Schmidt, B., Slimani, T., Sparreboom, M., Ugurtas, I., Werner, Y., Xie, F. 2008. Amphibians of the Palaearctic region. Chapter 10 In: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P., and Young, B.E. (Eds.). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe, Barcelona. pp. 106-111.

Cogălniceanu, D. 1997. Triturus montandoni. In: Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe. Editors: Gasc, J.P. et al., Societas Europaea Herpetologica & Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (IEGB/SPN), Paris, p. 84-85.

Selected papers (2000 ->)


Jablonski, D., Sillero, N., Oskyrko, O., Bellati, A., Čeirāns, A., Cheylan, M., Cogălniceanu, D., Crnobrnja-Isailović, J., Crochet, P.A., Crottini, A. and Doronin, I., 2021. The distribution and biogeography of slow worms (Anguis, Squamata) across the Western Palearctic, with an emphasis on secondary contact zones. Amphibia-Reptilia, 1(aop), pp.1-12.

Armijos-Ojeda D, Székely D, Székely P, Cogălniceanu D, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Ordóñez-Delgado L, Escudero A, Espinosa CI (2021) Amphibians of the equatorial seasonally dry forests of Ecuador and Peru. ZooKeys 1063: 23-48.

Trichkova, T.; Paunović, M.; Cogălniceanu, D.; Schade, S.; Todorov, M.; Tomov, R.; Stănescu, F.; Botev, I.; López-Cañizares, C.; Gervasini, E.; Hubenov, Z.; Ignatov, K.; Kenderov, M.; Marinković, N.; Mitton, I.; Preda, C.; Spinelli, F.A.; Tsiamis, K.; Cardoso, A.C. Pilot Application of ‘Invasive Alien Species in Europe’ Smartphone App in the Danube Region. Water 2021, 13, 2952.

Cogălniceanu D, Stănescu F, Székely D, Topliceanu T-S, Iosif R, Székely P. 2021. Age, size and body condition do not equally reflect population response to habitat change in the common spadefoot toad Pelobates fuscus. PeerJ 9:e11678

Marangoni, F., Tejedo, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2021. Can age and growth patterns explain the geographical variation in the body size of two toad species? An Acad Bras Cienc 93(2): e20190470

Natchev, N., Yordanova, K., Topliceanu, S., Koynova, T., Doichev, D. Cogălniceanu, D., 2021. Ontogenetic changes of the aquatic food uptake mode in the Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus Kiritzescu 1903). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 200.

Székely, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., Denoël, M. 2020. Adult—Juvenile interactions and temporal niche partitioning between life-stages in a tropical amphibian. PLoS ONE 15(9): e0238949.

Ferreira-Rodriguez, N., Pavel, A.B., Cogălniceanu D. 2021. Integrating expert opinion and traditional ecological knowledge in invasive alien species management: Corbicula in Eastern Europe as a model. Biological Invasions.

Vlad, S. E., Cogălniceanu, D., Băncilă, R. I., & Stănescu, F. (2020). A case of color aberration in a fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) larva. Herpetozoa, 33, 213.

Stănescu, F., Rozylowicz, L., Tudor, M., & Cogălniceanu, D. (2020). Alien vertebrates in Romania–A review. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 72(4), 583-595.

Székely, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., Armijos-Ojeda, D., Espinosa-Mogrovejo, V., & Denoël, M. (2020). How to recover from a bad start: size at metamorphosis affects growth and survival in a tropical amphibian. BMC ecology, 20, 1-8.

Hartel, T., Scheele, B. C., Rozylowicz, L., Horcea-Milcu, A., & Cogălniceanu, D. (2019). The social context for conservation: amphibians in human shaped landscapes with high nature values. Journal for Nature Conservation.

Zieliński, P., Dudek, K., Arntzen, J. W., Palomar, G., Niedzicka, M., Fijarczyk, A., Liana, M., Cogalniceanu, D.. & Babik, W. (2019). Differential introgression across newt hybrid zones–evidence from replicated transects. Molecular ecology.

Cogălniceanu D, Stănescu F, Arntzen JW. 2019. Testing the hybrid superiority hypothesis in crested and marbled newts. J Zool Syst Evol Res.:1–9.

Dufresnes C, Strachinis I, Suriadna N, Mykytynets G, Cogălniceanu D, Szekely P, Vukov T, Arntzen JW, Wielstra B, Lymberakis P, Geffen E, Gafny S, Kumlutaş Y, Ilgaz C, Candan K, Mizsei E, Szabolcs M, Kolenda K, Smirnov N, Geniez P, Lukanov S, Crochet PA, Dubey S, Perrin N, Litvinchuk S, Denoel M. 2019. Phylogeography of a cryptic speciation continuum in Eurasian spadefoot toads (Pelobates). Mol Ecol. 28:3257–3270.

Iosif, R., Vlad, S.E., Stănescu, F., Cogălniceanu, D. 2019. Perception of visitors regarding the wildlife inhabiting an archaeological site. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. online first

Székely D, Gaona FP, Székely P, Cogălniceanu D. 2019. What does a Pacman eat? Macrophagy and necrophagy in a generalist predator (Ceratophrys stolzmanni). PeerJ 7:e6406

Marangoni, F., Stănescu, F., Courtis, A., Piñeiro, J.M., Ingaramo, M.R., Cajade, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2018. Coping with Aridity: Life History of Chacophrys pierottii, a Fossorial Anuran of Gran Chaco. South American Journal of Herpetology, 13(3): 230–237.

Székely, P., Eguiguren, J. S., Székely, D., Ordóñez-Delgado, L., Armijos-Ojeda, D., Riofrío-Guamán, M. L., Cogălniceanu, D. (2018). A new minute Pristimantis (Amphibia: Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Andes of southern Ecuador. PloS one, 13(8), e0202332-e0202332.

Ćorović, J., Popović, M., Cogălniceanu, D., Carretero, M.A., Crnobrnja-Isailović, J. 2018. Distribution of the meadow lizard in Europe and its realized ecological niche model, Journal of Natural History, 52:29-30, 1909-1925

Cogălniceanu, D., Ruşti, D., Plăiaşu, R., Palmer, M.W. 2018. Out in the cold: Trophic resource use by the common frog (Rana temporaria) populations inhabiting extreme habitats. Ann. Zool. Fennici 55: 257-275.

Székely D., Cogălniceanu D., Székely P., Denoël M. 2018. Dryness affects burrowing depth in a semi-fossorial amphibian. Journal of Arid Environments, 155:79-81.

Székely D, Székely P, Denoël M, Cogălniceanu D. 2018. Random size-assortative mating despite size-dependent fecundity in a Neotropical amphibian with explosive reproduction. Ethology. 2018.

Stănescu, F., Forti, L.R., Cogălniceanu, D., Márquez, R. 2018. Release and distress calls in European spadefoot toads, genus Pelobates. Bioacoustics. online first.

Székely, D., Székely, P., Stănescu, F., Cogălniceanu, D., Sinsch, U. 2018. Breed fast, die young – Demography of a poorly known fossorial frog from the xeric Neotropics. Salamandra. 54:37-44.

Bîrsan, C.C., Iosif, R., Szekely, P., Cogălniceanu, D. 2017. Spatio-temporal bias in the European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) Distribution in Romania. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. Suppl. 10: 37-41

Stănescu F., Márquez R., Székely P., Cogălniceanu D. 2017. The advertisement call of Pristimantis subsigillatus (Anura, Craugastoridae). Acta Herpetologica, 12: 95-101.

Székely, D., Denoël, M., Székely , O., Cogălniceanu, D. 2017. Pond drying cues and their effects on growth and metamorphosis in a fast developing amphibian Journal of Zoology. 303(2): 129–135

Cogălniceanu, D., Băncilă, R.I., Plăiaşu, R., Roşioru, D., Merilä, J. 2017. Small-scale spatial and temporal variation of life history traits of common frogs (Rana temporaria) in sub-Arctic Finland. Polar Biology. 40: 1581–1592

Băncilă, R.I., Cogălniceanu, D., Ozgul, A., Schmidt B.R. 2017. The effect of aquatic and terrestrial habitat characteristics on occurrence and breeding probability in a montane amphibian: insights from a spatially explicit multistate occupancy model. Population Ecology. 59: 71-78.

Buhaciuc, E., Székely, P., Băncilă, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2017. Food availability influences postmetamorphic growth in two spadefoot toad species (genus Pelobates). Amphibia-Reptilia. 38(1): 41-48.

Stănescu, F., Székely, D., Székely, P., Topliceanu, S., Cogălniceanu, D. 2017. The impact of salinity on early developmental stages in two sympatric spadefoot toads and implications for amphibian conservation in coastal areas. Hydrobiologia, 792: 357-366.

Székely, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., Denoël, M. 2017. Out of the ground: two coexisting fossorial toad species differ in their emergence and movement patterns. Zoology. 121: 49-55.

Székely P., Cogălniceanu D., Székely D., Páez N., Ron S.R. 2016. A new species of Pristimantis from southern Ecuador (Anura, Craugastoridae). ZooKeys 606: 77–97.
Press release

Stănescu, F., Iosif, R., Szekely, P., Szekely, D., Cogălniceanu, D. 2016. Mass migration of Pelobates syriacus (Boettger, 1889) metamorphs. Herpetozoa 29 (1 /2): 87-89.

Freitas, S., Vavakou, A., Arakelyan, M., Drovetski, S.V., Crnobrnja-Isailović, J, Kidov, A.K., Cogălniceanu, D., Corti, C., Lymberakis, P., Harris, D.J., Carretero, M.A. 2016. Cryptic diversity and unexpected evolutionary patterns in the meadow lizard, Darevskia praticola, Systematics and Biodiversity, 14(2): 184-197.

Stănescu, F., Marangoni, F, Reinko, I., Cogălniceanu, D. 2016. Life history traits of a Neotropical microhylid (Dermatonotus muelleri, Boettger 1885) from the Arid Chaco, Argentina. Herpetological Journal. 26: 41-48.

Hoffmann, A., Plötner, J., Pruvost, N., Christiansen, D. G., Röthlisberger, S., Choleva, L.,Mikulicek, P., Cogălniceanu, D., Sas-Kovacs, I., Shabanov, D., Morozov-Leonov, S., Reyer, H. U. (2015). Genetic diversity and distribution patterns of diploid and polyploid hybrid water frog populations (Pelophylax esculentus complex) across Europe. Molecular Ecology, 24(17), 4371-4391.

Iosif, R., Papes, M., Samoilă, C., Cogălniceanu, D. 2014. Climate induced shifts in the niche similarity of two related spadefoot toads (genus Pelobates). Org. Divers. Evol. 14: 397-408.

Recuero, E., Buckley, D., Garcia-Paris, M., Arntzen, J.W., Cogălniceanu, D., Martinez-Solano, I. 2014. Evolutionary history of Ichthyosaura alpestris (Caudata, Salamandridae) inferred from the combined analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 81: 207-220.

Hartel T., Sos T., Popescu V.D., Băncilă R.I., Cogălniceanu D., Rozylowicz L. 2014. Amphibian conservation in traditional cultural landscapes: the case of Central Romania. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 10 (Suppl. 1): S51-S61.

Buică, G., R. I. Băncilă, M. Tudor, R. Plăiaşu, and D. Cogălniceanu. 2014. The injuries on tortoise shells as a depository of past human impact. Ital. J. Zool. 81: 287-297.

Cogălniceanu, D., Roşioru, D., Szekely, P., Szekely, D., Buhaciuc, E., Stănescu, F. Miaud, C. 2014. Age and body size in populations of two syntopic spadefoot toads (genus Pelobates) at the limit of their ranges. J. Herp. 48: 537-545.

Băncilă, R.I., Cogălniceanu, D., Plăiaşu R., Tudor, M., Cazacu, C., Hartel, T. 2014. Comparative performance of incidence-based estimators of species richness in temperate zone herpetofauna inventories. Ecological Indicators. Online first.

Cogălniceanu D, Castilla AM, Valdeón A, Gosá A, Al-Jaidah N, Alkuwary A, Saifelnasr EOH, Mas-Peinado P, Richer R, Al-Hemaidi AAM 2014. A preliminary report on the distribution of lizards in Qatar. ZooKeys 373: 67–91.

Press release: EurakAlert, Science Daily,

Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., Székely, D., Roşioru, D.M., Băncilă, R.I., Miaud, C. 2013. When Males are Larger than Females in Ecthotherms: Reproductive Investment in the Eastern Spadefoot Toad Pelobates syriacus. Copeia. 2013 (4): 699–706.

Cogălniceanu, D., Buhaciuc, E., Tudor, M., Roşioru, D. 2013. Is the reproductive effort environmentally or energetically controlled? The case of the Danube Crested Newt. Zoological Sciences. 30: 924-928.

Popescu, V.D., Rozylowicz, L., Cogălniceanu, D., Niculae, I.M., Cucu, A.L. 2013. Moving into protected areas? Setting conservation priorities for Romanian reptiles and amphibians at risk from climate change. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79330.

Cogălniceanu D, Rozylowicz L, Székely P, Samoilă C, Stănescu F, Tudor M, Székely D, Iosif R 2013. Diversity and distribution of reptiles in Romania. ZooKeys 341: 49–76. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.341.5502

Press release EarthTimes

Stănescu, F., Buhaciuc, E., Szekely, P., Szekely, D., Cogălniceanu, D. 2013. Facultative paedomorphosis in a population of Lissotriton vulgaris (Amphibia: Salamandridae) from the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (Romania). Turkish Journal of Zoology 37 doi:10.3906/zoo-1212-36

Buică, G., Cogălniceanu, D. 2013. Using digital images in the study of fluctuating asymmetry in the spur-thighed tortoise Testudo graeca. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 37: 723-729.

Cogălniceanu, D., Szekely, P., Samoilă, C., Iosif, R., Tudor, M., Plăiaşu, R., Stănescu, F., Rozylowicz, L. 2013. Diversity and distribution of amphibians in Romania. ZooKeys 296: 35–57.

Zieliński, P., Nadachowska-Brzyska, K., Wielstra, B., Szkotak, R., Covaciu-Marcov, S. D., Cogălniceanu, D., Babik, W. 2013. No evidence for nuclear introgression despite complete mtDNA replacement in the Carpathian newt (Lissotriton montandoni). Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12225

Böhm, M. et al. 2013. The conservation status of the world’s reptiles. Biological Conservation 157:372–385

Press release ZSL, BBC Nature, NBC News

Cogălniceanu, D., Băncilă, R., Plăiaşu, R., Samoilă, C., Hartel, T. 2012. Aquatic habitat used by amphibians with specific reference to Rana temporaria at high elevations (Retezat Mountains National Park, Romania). Ann. Limnol. – Int. J. Lim. 48: 355-362.

Băncilă, R., Plăiaşu, R., Tudor, M., Samoilă, C., Cogălniceanu, D. 2012. Fluctuating Asymmetry in the Eurasian Spur-Thighed Tortoise, Testudo graeca ibera Linneaus, 1758. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 11(2) pp. 234-239.

Plăiaşu, R., Băncilă, R., Samoilă, C., Hartel, T., Cogălniceanu, D. 2012. Aquatic habitat availability and use by amphibian communities in a rural landscape. Herp. J. 22: 13-21.

Preda, C., Memedemin, D., Skolka, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2012. Early detection of potentially invasive invertebrate species in Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 dominated communities in harbours. Helgoland Marine Research. online first.

Ivanovic, A., Sotiropoulos, K., Uzum, N., Dzukic, G., Olgun, K., Cogalniceanu, D., Kalezic, M. 2012. A phylogenetic view on skull size and shape variation in the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris, Caudata, Salamandridae). J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. online first.

Recuero, E., Canestrelli, D., Vörös, J., Szabó, K., Poyarkov, N.A., Arntzen, J.W., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Kidov, A.A., Cogălniceanu, D., Caputo, F.P., Nascetti, G. and I. Martínez-Solano. 2012. Multilocus species tree analyses resolve the radiation of the widespread Bufo bufo species group (Anura, Bufonidae). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 62: 71–86.

Hartel, T., Bancila, R., Cogalniceanu, D. 2011. Spatial and temporal variability of aquatic habitat use by amphibians in a hydrologically modified landscape. Freshwater Biology, 56: 2288–2298.

Fijarczyk, A., Nadachowska, K., Hofman, S., Litvinchuk, S.N., Babik, W., Stuglik, M., Gollmann, G., Choleva, L., Cogălniceanu, D., Vukov, T., Džukić, G., Szymura, J.M. 2011. Nuclear and mitochondrial phylogeography of the European fire-bellied toads Bombina bombina and B. variegata supports their independent histories. Molecular Ecology 20: 3381–3398.

Anastasiu, P., Negrean, G., Samoilă, C., Memedemin, D., Cogălniceanu, D. 2011. A comparative analysis of alien plant species along the Romanian Black Sea coastal area. The role of harbours. Journal of Coastal Conservation. 15(4): 595-606.

Cogălniceanu, D., Marquez, R., Beltran, J.F. 2010. Impact of otter (Lutra lutra) predation on amphibians in temporary ponds in Southern Spain. Acta Herpetologica 5(2): 217-222.

Băncilă, R.I., Hartel, T., Plăiaşu, R., Joost, S., Cogălniceanu, D. 2010. Comparing three body condition indices in amphibians: a case study of yellow-bellied toad Bombina variegata. Amphibia-Reptilia. 31:558-562.

Szekely, P., Tudor, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2010. Effect of habitat drying on the development of the Eastern spadefoot toad (Pelobates syriacus) tadpoles. Amphibia-Reptilia. 31: 425-434.

Hartel, T., Nemes, S., Öllerer, K., Cogălniceanu, D., Moga, C., Arntzen, J.W. 2010. Using connectivity metrics and niche modeling to explore the occurrence of the Northern Crested Newt (Amphibia, Caudata) in a traditionally managed landscape. Environmental Conservation. 37: 195–200.

Cogălniceanu, D., Cogălniceanu, G.C. 2010. An enlarged European Union challenges priority settings in conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation. 19:1471-1483. doi: 10.1007/s10531-010-9777-1.

Hartel, T., Schweiger, O., Ollerer, K., Cogălniceanu, D., Arntzen, J.W. 2010. Amphibian distribution in a traditionally managed rural landscape of Eastern Europe: Probing the effect of landscape composition. Biological Conservation. 143: 1118-1124. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2010.02.006. Covered in ScienceDaily and Ecological Society of America.

Hartel, T., Ollerer, K., Demeter, L., Nemes, S., Moga, C.I., Cogălniceanu, D. 2010. Pond-based survey of amphibians in a Saxon cultural landscape from Transylvania (Romania). Italian Journal of Zoology. 77: 61-70.

Cogălniceanu, D. Tudorancea, M., Preda, E., Gâldean, N. 2009. Local and regional species richness of chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) communities in glacial lakes, Retezat National Park (Romania). Advances in Limnology, 62: 177-193.

Fjellheim, A., Raddum, G.G., Vandvik, V., Cogălniceanu, D., Boggero, A., Brancelj, A., Galas, J., Sporka, F., Vidinova, Y., Bitusik, P., Dumnicka, E., Gâldean, N., Kownacki, A., Krno, I., Preda, E., Rîşnoveanu, G., Stuchlik, E. 2009. Diversity and distribution patterns of benthic invertebrates along alpine gradients. A study of remote European freshwater lakes. Advances in Limnology, 62: 159-176.

Rose, N.L., Cogălniceanu, D., Appleby, P.G., Brancelj, A., Camarero, L., Fernández, P., Grimalt, J.O., Kernan, M., Lami, A., Musazzi, S., Quiroz, R., Velle, G. 2009. Atmospheric contamination and ecological changes inferred from the sediment record of Lacul Negru in the Retezat National Park, Romania. Advances in Limnology, 62: 319–350.

Catalan, J., Barbieri, G., Bartumeus, F., Bitusik, P., Botev, I., Brancelj, A., Cogălniceanu, D., Manca, M. Marchetto, A., Ognjanova-Rumenova, N., Pla, S., Rieradevall, M., Sorvari, S., Stefkova, E., Stuchlik, E., Ventura, M. 2009. Ecological thresholds in European alpine lakes. Freshwater Biology, 54: 2494-2517.

Babik, W., Pabijan, M., Arntzen, J. W., Cogălniceanu, D., Durka, W., Radwan, J. 2009. Long-term survival of a urodele amphibian despite depleted MHC variation. Molecular Ecology. 18: 769-781.

Hartel, T., Nemes, S., Cogălniceanu, D., Ollerer, K., Moga, C.I., Lesbarreres, D., Demeter, L. 2009. Pond and landscape determinants of Rana dalmatina population sizes in a Romanian rural landscape . Acta Oecologica, 35: 53-59.

Szymura, J., Hofman, S., Spolsky, C., Uzzell, T., Cogălniceanu, D., Babik, W. 2007. Phylogeography of the fire-bellied toads, Bombina: early divergence of the mitochondrial genomes suggests an independent history of the hybridizing species . Molecular Ecology, 16: 2301-2316.

Hartel, T., Nemes, S., Cogălniceanu, D., Ollerer, K., Schweiger, O., Demeter, L., Moga, C. 2007. The effect of fish and habitat complexity on amphibians . Hydrobiologia, 583: 173-182.

Eggert, C., Cogălniceanu, D., Džukić, G., Taberlet, P., Veith, M. 2006.
Phylogeography of the spadefoot toad (Pelobates fuscus): Recent colonisation as a major influence on current population structure . Conservation Genetics, 7: 185-195.

Florea, D., Maes, E., Guérardel, Y., Page, A., Zanetta, J.P., Cogălniceanu, D., Strecker, G. 2006. Structure elucidation of NeuAc, NeuGc and Kdn-containing O-glycans released from Triturus alpestris oviductal mucins . Glycoconjugate Journal, 23: 377-399.

Curtis, C., Botev, I., Camarero, L., Catalan, J., Cogălniceanu, D., Hughes, M., Kernan, M., Kopacek, J., Korhola, A., Mosello, R., Psenner, R., Stuchlik, E., Veronesi, M., Wright, R. 2005. Acidification in European mountain lake districts: a regional assessment of critical load exceedance . Aquatic Sciences, 67: 237-251.

Babik, W., Branicki, W., Ćrnobrnja-Isailović, J., Cogălniceanu, D., Sas, I., Olgun, K., Poyarkov, N., Garcia-Paris, M., Arntzen, J.W. 2005. Phylogeography of two European newt species – discordance between mtDNA and morphology-based specific and subspecific boundaries . Molecular Ecology, 14: 2475-2491.

Cogălniceanu, D., Miaud, C. 2004. Variations in life history of a Bombina bombina population from the lower Danube floodplain . Amphibia-Reptilia, 25: 115-118.

Coppin, A., Florea, D., Maes, E., Cogălniceanu, D., Strecker, G. 2003. Comparative study of carbohydrate chains released from the oviducal mucins of the two very closely related amphibian species Bombina bombina and Bombina variegata . Biochimie, 85: 53-64.

Cogălniceanu, D., Miaud, C. 2003. Population, age structure and growth of four amphibian species inhabiting a large river floodplain . Canadian Journal of Zoology, 81: 1096-1106.

Cogălniceanu, D., Palmer, M., Ciubuc, C. 2001. Feeding in amphibian communities on islands in the Danube floodplain . Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 1-19.

Rafinski, J., Cogălniceanu, D., Babik, W. 2001. Genetic differentiation of the two subspecies of the smooth newt inhabiting Romania, Triturus vulgaris vulgaris and T. v. ampelensis (Urodela, Salamandridae) as revealed by enzyme electrophoresis . Folia Biologica (Kraków), 49: 239-245.


Valencia, J., Garzón-Tello, K., Cogălniceanu, D. 2020. Male-male combat in the coralsnake Micrurus mipartitus decussatus (Duméril et al., 1854) (Squamata: Elapidae). Herpetology Notes, 13: 329-332.

Vlad, S. E., Topliceanu, T. S., Cogălniceanu, D. 2020. The impact of mowing management on a Testudo graeca population within a strictly protected area. Herpetology Notes, 13, 523-525.

Cogălniceanu, D. 2019. Book review: The genus Triturus. Herpetological Review, 50(3): 612-613.

Telea, A., Topliceanu, T. S., Bălăşoriu, D., Șerban, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2019. Biodiversity in Quarries-a Study Case from Iglicioara Quarry, Romania. Academy of Romanian Scientists. Annals Series on Biological Sciences, 8(1):5-16

Torres-Porras, J., Seoane, J.M., Cogălniceanu, D., Maza, F., Aguirre, N. 2018. Common birds of Jambelí Island (Ecuador). Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop. 8 (1): 55-62.

Roy H, Groom Q, Adriaens T, Agnello G, Antic M, Archambeau A, Bacher S, Bonn A, Brown P, Brundu G, López B, Cleary M, Cogălniceanu D, de Groot M, De Sousa T, Deidun A, Essl F, Fišer Pečnikar Ž, Gazda A, Gervasini E, Glavendekic M, Gigot G, Jelaska S, Jeschke J, Kaminski D, Karachle P, Komives T, Lapin K, Lucy F, Marchante E, Marisavljevic D, Marja R, Martín Torrijos L, Martinou A, Matosevic D, Mifsud C, Motiejūnaitė J, Ojaveer H, Pasalic N, Pekárik L, Per E, Pergl J, Pesic V, Pocock M, Reino L, Ries C, Rozylowicz L, Schade S, Sigurdsson S, Steinitz O, Stern N, Teofilovski A, Thorsson J, Tomov R, Tricarico E, Trichkova T, Tsiamis K, van Valkenburg J, Vella N, Verbrugge L, Vétek G, Villaverde C, Witzell J, Zenetos A, Cardoso A (2018) Increasing understanding of alien species through citizen science (Alien-CSI). Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e31412.

Anastasiu, P., Preda, C., Bănăduc, D., & Cogălniceanu, D. 2017. Alien species of EU concern in Romania. Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research, 19(3): 93-106.

Memedemin, D., Tudor, M., Cogălniceanu, D., Skolka, M., Bănică, G., Rozylowicz, L. 2017. Update on the Geographic Distribution of Lutra lutra at the Romanian Black Sea Coast. Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle «Grigore Antipa» Vol. 60 (1): 413-417)-06-memedemin-lutralutra.pdf

Memedemin, D., Anastasiu, P., Preda, C., Negrean, G., Cogălniceanu, D. 2016. Alien plant species turnover in Constanţa Harbor (Romania) in the last decade. Acta Horti Bot. Bucurest. 2016, 43: 5-18 DOI: 10.1515/ahbb-2016-0001

Székely, D., Székely, P., Armijos-Ojeda, D., Cogălniceanu, D. 2016. Amphibians of Reserva Ecológica Arenillas. Fieldguide #797.

Székely, P., Székely, D., Armijos-Ojeda, D., Jara-Guerrero, A., Cogălniceanu, D. 2016. Amphibians from a tropical dry forest: Arenillas Ecological Reserve, Ecuador. Ecosistemas 25(2): 24-34.

Szekely, D., Szekely, P., Cogălniceanu D. 2015. Pelobates syriacus (Syrian Spadefoot). Cannibalism. Herp. Rev. 46:76-77.

Cogălniceanu, D., Valdeón, A., Gosá, A., Al-Hemaidi, A.A., Castilla, A.M. 2015. Shrike predation on the lizard Mesalina adramitana in Qatar with a review of reported reptile and amphibian prey. QScience Connect 2015.1

Torres-Porras, J., Seoane, J.M., Cogălniceanu, D., Maza, F. 2015. ¿Por que conservar el bosque nublado andino es prioritario? Quercus 352:54-55.

Seoane, J.M., Cogălniceanu, D., Torres-Porras, J., Maza, F. 2015. Reservas ecologicas del sur del Ecuador Verd 76: 20-21.

Cogălniceanu, D., Torres-Porras, J., Seoane, J.M., Freire Lascano, C.A. 2015. The southernmost known locality for Kinosternon leucostomum (Reptilia, Testudines, Kinosternidae),El Oro province, southern Ecuador. Check List 11(1): 1549.

Valdeón, A., Martínez del Castillo, E., Castilla, A.M., Cogălniceanu, D., Saifelnasr, E.O.H., Al-Hemaidi, A.A.M., Longares, L.A. 2014. Realized niche modeling of four sand-dwelling lizard species in Qatar. In: Biogeografía de Sistemas Litorales. Dinámica y Conservación. Artigas, C., Rodríguez Pérez, B., Muriel Gómez, J.L. Editors. Sevilla. Pp. 287-290.

Székely, P., Iosif, R., Székely, D., Stănescu, F., Cogălniceanu, D. 2013. Range extension for the Eastern spadefoot toad Pelobates syriacus (Boettger, 1889) Herpetology Notes 6: 481-484.

Valdeón A, Castilla A, Cogălniceanu D, Gosá A, Alkuwary A, Saifelnasr E, Naumann E, Mas-Peinado P, Richer R, Al-Hemaidi A. On the presence and distribution of the Gulf sand gecko, Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis Haas, 1957 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Qatar. QScience Connect 2013.34

Buică, G., Iosif, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2013. Demography and conservation of an isolated Spur-thighed tortoise Testudo graeca population in Dobrogea (Romania). Ecologia Balkanica, 5: 87-96.

Stănescu, F., Iosif, R., Szekely, D., Szekely, P., Roşioru, D., Cogălniceanu, D. 2013. Salinity tolerance in Pelobates fuscus (Laurenti, 1768) tadpoles (Amphibia: Pelobatidae). Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle «Grigore Antipa». 56: 103–108.

Castilla A.M., Valdeón A., Cogălniceanu D., Gosá A., Alkuwary A., Saifelnasr E.H., Al Naimi S., Al-Hemaidi A.A. 2013. First record of a gecko species to the fauna of Qatar: Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872 (Gekkonidae).

Cogălniceanu D., Székely P., Iosif R., Székely D., Stănescu F. 2013. Life history and conservation of spadefoot toads (genus Pelobates) in Romania. FrogLog 21(3) 107: 24-26.

Plăiaşu, R., Băncilă, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2010. Body size variation in Rana temporaria populations inhabiting extreme environments. Ovidius University Annals of Natural Sciences, Biology – Ecology Series. 14: 121-126.

Cogălniceanu, D., Samoilă, C., Tudor, M., Tallowin, O. 2010. An extremely large spur-thighed tortoise male (Testudo graeca) from Măcin Mountains National Park, Romania. Herpetology Notes, 3: 45-48

Cogălniceanu, D., Hartel, T. 2009. Recent taxonomic changes in herpetology – implications for the conservation and systematics of amphibians in Romania. Studii şi Cercetări, Biologie, Universitatea din Bacău, 17: 54-58.

Anastasiu, P., Negrean, G., Samoilă, C., Făgăraş, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2009. A major gateway and reservoir for alien plant species – Constanţa Harbor (Romania). Acta Horti Botanici Bucurestiensis. 36: 1-25.

Szekely, P., Plăiaşu, R., Tudor, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2009. A preliminary record list of Amphibians in Dobrudja (Romania). Analele Științifice ale Universității „Al. I. Cuza” Iași, s. Biologie animală, 55: 147-156.

Băncilă, R.I., Plăiaşu, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2009. Effect of latitude and altitude on body size in the common frog (Rana temporaria) populations. Studii şi Cercetări, Biologie, Universitatea din Bacău, 17: 43-46.

Preda, C., Chirilă, I., Skolka, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2009. The role and importance of habitat patches in conservation. Studii şi Cercetări, Biologie, Universitatea din Bacău, 17: 39-42.

Székely, P., Plăiaşu, R., Tudor, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2009. The distribution and conservation status of amphibians in Dobrudja. Turkish Journal of Zoology. High-resolution version.

Cogălniceanu, D., Băncilă, R., Samoilă, C., Hartel, T. 2008. The current distribution of herpetofauna in the Maramureş County and the Maramureş Mountains Nature Park, (Maramureş, Romania). Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research. The Maramureş Mountains Nature Park, 5: 189-200.

Cogălniceanu, D., Samoilă, C., Tudor, M., Skolka, M. 2008. Amphibians and reptiles from the Black Sea coast area between Cape Midia and Cape Kaliakra. In: Studii comparative privind biodiversitatea habitatelor costiere, impactul antropic şi posibilităţile de conservare şi restaurare a habitatelor de importanţă europeană dintre Capul Midia şi Capul Kaliakra. Făgărăş, M. (edit.). Ex Ponto, Constanţa. pp.71-89.

Dzukic, G., Beskov, V., Sidorovska, V., Cogălniceanu, D., Kalezic, M. 2008. Contemporary chorology of the spadefoot toads (Pelobates ssp.) in the Balkan Peninsula . Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie, 15: 61-78.

Cogălniceanu, D., Ruşti, D., Manoleli, D. 2007. Romanian taxonomy in crisis – present status and future development . Travaux du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 50: 517-526.

Onciu, T.M., Cogălniceanu, D., Dunca, E., Sava, D., Traistă, E., Samargiu M.D., Ionică, M., Csaba, L., Samoilă, C., Ciurea, A., Radu, A. 2007. Aquatic ecosystems formed between sterile dumps. ENSFI Conference Proceedings. Baia Mare, Romania. pp. 275-282.

Cogălniceanu, D., Băncilă, R., Samoilă, C., Hartel, T., Tudor, M. 2007. The herpetofauna of the Maramureş Mountains Natural Park. ENSFI Conference Proceedings. Baia Mare, Romania. pp. 300-305.

Demeter, L., Hartel, T., Cogălniceanu, D. 2006. Distribution and conservation status of amphibians in the Ciuc-basin, Eastern Carpathians, Romania . Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie, Suppl. 10: 217-224.

Straskrabova, V., Cogălniceanu, D., Nedoma, J., Parpală, L., Postolache, C., Tudorancea, C., Vădineanu, A., Vâlcu, C., Zinevici, V. 2006. Bacteria and pelagic food webs in pristine mountain lakes . Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research, 3: 1-10.

Cogălniceanu, D., Hartel, T., Plăiaşu, R. 2006. Establishing an amphibian monitoring program in two protected area of Romania . Herpetologia Bonnensis II, M. Vences, J. Köhler, T. Ziegler, W. Böhme (eds). pp. 31-34.

Hartel, T., Demeter, L., Tulbure, M., Cogălniceanu, D. 2006. The habitat characteristics and habitat use of amphibian communities in two river valleys of Romania . Herpetologia Bonnensis II, M. Vences, J. Köhler, T. Ziegler, W. Böhme (eds). pp. 47-50.

Teodorescu, I., Cogălniceanu, D. 2005. Rapid assessment of species diversity changes after pesticide application in agricultural landscapes . Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 4: 55-62.

Cogălniceanu, D., Hartel, T. 2005. Frost induced mortality in a high altitude population of Rana temporaria . Froglog, 72: 3-4.

Plăiaşu, R., Hartel, T., Băncilă, R., Cogălniceanu, D. 2005. The use of digital images for the individual identification of amphibians . Studii si Cercetari, Biologie, Bacău, 10: 137-140.

Hartel, T., Cogălniceanu, D. 2005. Experimental study of the hormonal control of egg deposition in newts . Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute, 11: 34 – 38. Tulcea.

Džukić, G., Beskov, V., Sidorovska, V., Cogălniceanu, D., Kalezić, M. 2005. Historical and contemporary ranges of the spadefoot toads (Pelobates spp., Amphibia, Anura) in the Balkan Peninsula . Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 48A: 1-9.

Cogălniceanu, D. Vâlcu, M.C., Vâlcu, M., Gâldean, N., Staicu, G. 2004. Seasonal variability of temperature in alpine lakes from the Retezat National Park . Studii si Cercetari, Biologie, Bacău, 9: 152-157.

Covaciu-Marcov, S.D., Ghira, I., Ardeleanu, A., Cogălniceanu, D. 2003. Studies on the influence of thermal water from Western Romania upon Amphibians . Biota, 4: 9-20.

Cogălniceanu, D., Miaud, C. 2002. Age, survival and growth in Triturus dobrogicus (Amphibia, Urodela) from the lower Danube floodplain . Internat. Assoc. Danube Res., 34: 777-784.

Teodorescu, I., Cogălniceanu, D. 2002. Arthropod diversity in Letea and Caraorman forests, Danube Delta . Internat. Assoc. Danube Res., 34: 721-725.

Cogălniceanu, D., Ghira, I., Ardeleanu, A. 2001. Spatial distribution of herpetofauna in the Retezat Mountains National Park – Romania . Biota, 2: 9-16.

Ţopa, S., Gheorghe, I., Cogălniceanu, D., Ghioca, D., Vădineanu, A. 2001. Non-parametric methods for estimating species richness: A study case on herbaceous vegetation in the Danube floodplain . Acta Horti Bot. Buc., 29: 375-382.


Bala, C., Cogălniceanu, D., Peptenatu, D. 2013. Strategie. Program postdoctoral pentru formare de cercetători in ştiinţe.

Făgăraş, M., Gomoiu, M.T., Jianu, L., Skolka, M., Anastasiu, P., Cogălniceanu, D. 2008. Strategia privind conservarea biodiversităţii costiere a Dobrogei. Editura Ex Ponto, Constanţa, pag. 1-91. ISBN 978-973-644841-6.

Manoleli, D., Gâldean, N., Cogălniceanu, D., Nistor, M. 2004. Raport de evaluare tematică privind implementarea Convenţiei cadru a Naţiunilor Unite pentru Diversitate Biologică în România Bucureşti, UNDP . ISBN 973-87128-3-8.

Melinte, I., Mladin, C., Manoleli, D., Blujdea, V., Fenton, D., Serban, R., Zisu, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Vlădescu, G., Nistor, M., Gâldean, N., Kleps, C., Băbeanu, N., Cruţu, G. 2005. Final Report on the Implementation of Rio Conventions . UNDP/GEF. ISBN 92-95047-02-8.

Cogălniceanu, D., Stanciu, E. 2001. The Integration of Biodiversity into National Environmental Assessment Procedures. National Case Studies. Romania. Produced for the Biodiversity Planning Support Programme UNDP/UNEP/GEF. Studies/Romania (EIA).pdf


Cogălniceanu D, Székely P, Samoilă C, Ruben I, Tudor M, Plăiaşu R, Stănescu F, Rozylowicz L 2020: Diversity and distribution of amphibians in Romania. v1.1. ZooKeys. Dataset/Occurrence.

Cogălniceanu D, Rozylowicz L, Székely P, Samoilă C, Stănescu F, Tudor M, Székely D, Iosif R 2020: Diversity and distribution of reptiles in Romania. v1.1. ZooKeys. Dataset/Occurrence.

Cogălniceanu D, Skolka M, Stanescu F, Tudor M, Memedemin D, Cristina P, Wong L J, Pagad S 2020. Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species- Romania. Version 1.1. Invasive Species Specialist Group ISSG. Checklist dataset.