Dr. Florin Zainescu

Domenii de cercetare

  • Geomorfologie costiera,
  • Climatul recent,
  • Schimbările climatice și impactul asupra sistemelor costiere.

Educație și formare

2006-2010 – Msc – Geomorphology and Cartography, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest Thesis: Storm control in the dynamics of Sacalin barrier island, Danube Delta Relevant courses: Landform dynamics, Geomorphology, GIS in geomorphology, Global  morphoclimatic changes.

2013-2015 – Research stage at CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement en  Géosciences de l’Environement) Aix-Marseille, under Partenariats Hubert Curien Brancusi.

2016-2019 – PhD Cotutelle thesis between the University of Bucharest in Romania and University of Aix-Marseille in France, under the supervision of Prof Alfred Vespremeanu-Stroe and Prof. Edward Anthony. Title: <>. Thesis supported by a French Government Scholarship. Defended on 16 Dec. 2019.


  • Zăinescu, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Anthony, E., Tătui, F., Preoteasa, L., & Mateescu, R. (2019). Flood deposition and storm removal of sediments in front of a deltaic wave-influenced river mouth. Marine Geology, 106015. IF 3.35
  • Tătui, F., Pîrvan, M., Popa, M., Aydogan, B., Ayat, B., Görmüș, T., Korzinin D., Văidianu N., VespremeanuStroe A., Zăinescu F., Kuznetsov S., Preoteasa L., Shtremel M., Saprykina Y., Kuznetsov, S. (2019). The Black Sea coastline erosion: Index-based sensitivity assessment and management-related issues. Ocean & Coastal Management, 182, 104949. IF 2.6
  • Zăinescu, F. I., Vespremeanu‐Stroe, A., & Tătui, F. (2019). The formation and closure of the Big Breach of Sacalin spit associated with extreme shoreline retreat and shoreface erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. IF 3.6
  • Zăinescu, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Tătui, F., Valchev, N. (2017). Storm climate on the Danube Delta coast: evidence of recent storminess change and links with large-scale teleconnection patterns. Natural Hazards. IF 2.32
  • Vespremeanu-Stroe A., Zăinescu F., Preoteasa L., Tătui F., Rotaru S., Morhange C., Stănică A., Hanganu J., TimarGabor A., Cârdan I., Piotrowska N. Holocene evolution of the Danube delta: An integral reconstruction and a revised chronology. Marine Geology 2017. IF 3.35.
  • Preoteasa L., Vespremeanu-Stroe A., Tătui F., Zăinescu F., Timar-Gabor A., Cardan I. (2016). The evolution of the Sf. Gheorghe (Danube) asymmetric deltaic lobe in association with the cyclic development of a river – mouth bar and present adaptations to human-induced sediment depletion. Geomorphology. IF 3.68
  • Zăinescu, I.F.; Vespremeanu-Stroe, A. and Tătui, F. (2016). Comparative spit dynamics. The case of river mouth deltaic spits. In: Vila-Concejo, A.; Bruce, E.; Kennedy, D.M., and McCarroll, R.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the 14th
    International Coastal Symposium (Sydney, Australia). Journal of Coastal Research. (Conference paper)
  • Vespremeanu-Stroe A., Preoteasa L., Zăinescu F., Rotaru S., Croitoru L., Timar-Gabor A. (2016). Formation of Danube delta beach ridge plains and signatures in morphology. Quaternary International. IF 1.95
  • Zăinescu, F., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Anthony. Jet and wave-driven longshore current interactions at river mouths. Paper submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research.

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