Chapter South-East Europe

The South-East Europe Chapter of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE- SE Europe) is an initiative started in 2014 following the International Workshop “Environmental Conflicts: Planning, Issues and Resolution”, September 4 – 6, 2014 in Bucharest, Romania.

The chapter was established in 2015 with the main purpose of providing research and networking opportunities for scientists with an active interest in urban ecology from countries in the South-Eastern part of Europe (Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldavia, Ukraine, FYROM, Albania, Hungary).


SURE – SE Europe Chapters established a series of objectives as follows:

  Supporting the development of the field – urban ecology
  Developing regional initiatives for research themes in the field of urban ecology
  Improving the networking of specialists from SE Europe by creating an academic platform for debates
  Help SURE establishing a world-wide network of specialists working in the field of urban ecology and profiting from this
  Providing the opportunity for young and early stage researchers of developing their scientific career in the field of urban ecology

Chapter President

Cristian Ioja (University of Bucharest CCMESI), Contact: cristian.ioja[at]

First Executive Board

  Chapter President – Cristian Ioja (University of Bucharest CCMESI), Contact: cristian.ioja[at]
  Chapter Secretary – Mihai  Razvan Nita (University of Bucharest CCMESI), Contact: mihairazvan.nita[at]

Executive committee

  SURE Greece – Olga Tzortzakaki (University of Patras), Contact: olgatzortz[at]
  SURE Hungary – Marton Kiss (University of Szeged), Contact: kiss.marton[at]
  SURE Romania – Mihai Razvan Nita (University of Bucharest), Contact: mihairazvan.nita[at]
•  SURE Serbia – Ivana Blagojevic (University of Novi Sad), Contact: ivanab[at]

  SURE Turkey – Ince Iren (Izmir Institute of Technology), Contact: iremince2[at]
  SURE Ukraine – Marina Golivets (Megapolis Ecomonitoring and Biodiversity Research Centre of NAS Kyiv), Contact: marina.golivets[at]


Research themes structure

  Territorial planning – Angelica Stan (University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Romania), Contact: angelicastan[at]
  Urban biodiversity – Marilena Onete (Institute of Biology of Romanian Academy), Contact: marilena.onete[at]
  Social aspects of urban ecology – Ionut Petrisor (University of Architecture and Urbanism, INCD URBAN-INCERC), Contact: alexandru_petrisor[at]
  PhD section – Denisa Lavinia Badiu (University of Bucharest), Contact:  denisabadiu [at]

The headquarters of SURE – SE Europe Chapter is at the University of Bucharest, Romania – 1 Nicolae Balcescu Blvd., Sector 1, Bucharest, 010041, Romania, Tel/Fax: +40-21-310 38 72, You can also find the SURE – SE Chapter on Facebook ( and ResearchGate.

SURE Summer School organized by the SURE Chapter South-East Europe in August 2017: Summer School „Urban Climate Change Challenge: Monitoring, Assessment & Adaptation“

Second Workshop organized by the SURE Chapter South-East Europe in July 2017: Workshop „Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Planning“

First Workshop organized by the SURE Chapter South-East Europe in November 2015: SURE-Workshop „Challenges in the assessment of urban ecosystems services“