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Grigore Marius-Nicusor

Halophyte Science

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Marius Grigore was born on 18 of April 1980.  He obtained a BSc and PhD in Biology from the Faculty of Biology and a MSc in Educational Sciences from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania.  He has expertise in Plant Ecophysiology, Plant Biotechnology, Halophytes, Plant responses to abiotic (salt) stress, Plant morphology and anatomy, Plant Ecology, integrative anatomy and the physiology of halophytes. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, in the field of halophytes ecophysiology. He was an invited researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), and conducted six research fellowships at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, three of them in the the frame of Project COST FA0901 – Putting Halophytes to Work: From Genes To Ecosystems.

He has published 7 books (two with Springer) and over 60 peer-reviewed papers in halophytes and one book in didactics of biology – a field where he has a certificate in didactics for postgraduate education. He has also written papers on plant biology history, halophytes in scenarios about salinity in agriculture and food crisis, salinity and fall of ancient civilizations, conceptual approaches of plant biology terms in a historical context, and papers on didactics applied in biology. In 2016, he was awarded with the prize ”Emil Racoviță” of Romanian Academy for the book: Halophytes. An integrative anatomical study, published with Springer in 2014. He is currently an adjunct professor at Faculty of Biology and book editor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press.