Introduction -- Tectonics and exhumation of Romanian Carpathians: inferences from kinematic and thermochronological studies -- Climate evolution during the Late Glacial and the Holocene -- The evolution of vegetation from the Last Glacial Maximum until the present -- Deglaciation History of High Massifs from the Romanian Carpathians: towards an Integrated View -- Spatial distribution and main characteristics of alpine permafrost from Southern Carpathians, Romania -- Present-day periglacial processes in the alpine zone -- Thermal weathering and distribution of mountain rockwalls -- Glacial cirques in the Romanian Carpathians [and their climatic implications] -- Geomorphosites assessments of the glacial and periglacial landforms from Southern Carpathians -- The systematic of landslide processes in the conditions of Romania’s relief -- Landslide type and pattern in Moldavian Plateau, NE Romania -- Landslide types and spatial pattern in the Subcarpathian area ---
Debris flows in Călimani Mountains and Lotrului Valley -- Sheet and rill erosion -- Gully erosion -- Soil erosion modelling -- Geomorphological evolution and longitudinal profiles -- River behaviour during Pleniglacial - Late Glacial -- Fluvial activity during the Holocene -- Styles of channel adjustments in the last 150 years -- The evolution of Danube Delta after Black Sea reconnection to World Ocean -- Danube Delta coastline evolution (1856 – 2010) -- Soft Cliffs Retreat under the Shadow of Three Ports on the Southern Romanian Coast -- Foredunes dynamics on the Danube Delta coast -- Evolution and morphodynamics of Danube Delta shoreface -- Sediment sources and delivery -- River channel sediments -- The lower Danube loess: new age constraints from luminescence dating, magnetic proxies and isochronous markers -- Lake sediments and paleoenvironmental reconstructions -- Snow avalanche activity in Southern Carpathians (Romanian Carpathians) -- Mass Movements ---
Floods and flash-floods related to river channel dynamics -- Storm Climate and Morphological Imprints on the Danube Delta Coast. .
New and innovative scientific theories, discussion and explanations are presented on landform dynamics and evolution in Romania along with a comprehensive understanding of the geomorphological processes shaping the large variety of Romania’s landscape. Thematically arranged the book deals with landform dynamics of specific relief types: glacial and periglacial, denudational, fluvio-denudational, fluvial, karst and coasts, as well as sediment fluxes, geomorphic hazards and risks. The authors are key scientists and researchers in the field and offer innovative views on research methods and concepts applied to the topics in question. This work will be of interest to students and researchers in geography, geomorphology, geology, environmental science, paleoclimatology and soil science as well as policy and decision-makers in spatial planning..