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Professor Maria CANTOR, PhDmaria-cantor

Floriculture and Arboriculture

Date and place of birth: 16 October 1954, Place Hereclean, Salaj

I. Education:
University studies: 1974-1978, Agronomic Institute Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Agriculture.
PhD studies:  1994, Ph.D in Agronomy, specialization Genetics and Plant Breeding, USAMV Cluj-Napoca, supervisor Prof. PhD. Doc. Costică Panfil.
Areas of specialization: 1986, Modern Methodologies on Researches; 2005, USDA Floral and Nursery Plants – Beltsville, M.D., SUA, cryopreservare Gladiolus; diploma Manager Project Nr. 025515.

II. Academic experience:
  • 2002-present, Professor of Floriculture and Ornamental Plants, Horticulture and Landscape Department;
  • 1999-2002, Professor associate of Floriculture and Ornamental Plants; Horticulture department
  • 1998-1999, Lecturer of Floriculture and Ornamental Plants; Horticulture department
  • 2009-present, Supervisor PhD. students, Domain Horticulture, specialization Floriculture and Arboriculture Ornamental.

III. Research domains of interest:
  • Improvement and diversification of germplasm of ornamental plants for field and greenhouses;
  • Breeding of floral plants: Hippeastrum, Gladiolus, Gerbera, and Carnation;
  • Improve of technologies for culture of ornamental plants (soilless culture, ecological culture, establish in vivo and in vitro technologies etc);
  • Indoor design and landscape architecture.
Professional affiliations:
  • 1994, Romanian Rose Society – President, Redactor chief adjunct (Rosarium); 1999, American Gladiolus Society; 2000, American Society for Horticultural Science – ASHS; 2008, International Society for Horticultural Science – ISHS; 2005, Romanian Horticultural Society; 2010, Romanian Breeding Society, Romania; 2010, Romanian Society for Horticulture and Forestry from Transylvania.
Significant achievements:
Books: 19 first author – 17 and co-author2:
Cantor Maria, Janakiram Tolety, 2011, in Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources. Plantation and Ornamental Crops, chapter 8 Gladiolus, Editor: Chittaranjan Kole, Ed. Springer Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-21200-0, e-ISBN 978-3-642-21201-7, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-21201-7, pp. 133-160 (English chapter).
Cantor Maria, 2010, Floriculture general, Ed. Todesco Cluj-Napoca.
Cantor Maria, 2008, Ornamental Indoor Plants. Ed. Todesco Cluj-Napoca.
Scientific papers: 269, at 156 is first author, + 43 articles in speciality magazines.
1. Husti, M. Cantor, R. Stefan, M. Miclean, M. Roman, I. Neacsu, I. Contiu, K. Magyarid and M. Baia, 2016, Assessing the Indoor Pollutants Effect on Ornamental Plants Leaves by FT-IR Spectroscopy, ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, Vol. 129:142-149, DOI: 10.12693/A PhysPolA.129.142, ISI: 0,539
2. Maria Cantor, Emese Krizbai, Erzsebet Buta*, 2015. The Behavior of Some Petunia Varieties for Improvement the Romanian Assortment. Bulletin UASVM Horticulture 72(1):39-44 Doi:10.15835/buasvmcn
Research grants: Director and member in over 50 researches project: CEEX MI, CEEX MIII, CNCSIS, Romanian Academic Grant, Orizont 2000, International bilateral grant with South Korea etc.
Inventions and Brevets: Author and coauthor of 16 new floral cultivars (carnation: Cosmina; gerbera: Rosamia, Dora; gladiolus: Clujana, Lucia, Speranţa‚ Cipriana, Candida Ali, Excelsa, Coral Pasion, Medina, Mellisa, Melna, Orange Butterfly, Apus de Soare, Fistic, Hippeastrum-Inocentia), 4 Gladiolus Brevets OSIM.

IV. Other mentions: 1980-1997, scientific researcher CS, CP III, CPII at SCPP Zalău and SCPP Cluj-Napoca. Obtained 25 diplomas and medals for academic and scientific research; member in license, dissertation, PhD committee; participation in national and international symposia and congresses SUA, Austria, Canada, Holland, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa etc., reviewer of journals.

June, 2016                                                                                                                

Prof. Maria CANTOR, PhD