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Assoc. Prof. Rodica Maria SIMA, PhD 

Vegetable growing

E-mail: rodica.sima@usamvcluj.ro; rodiganea@yahoo.com

Date and place of birth: 07 January 1970, Mediaş, jud. Sibiu

I. Education:
University studies: UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Horticulture, Horticultural Engineer, 1995; Master Degree in Design, Management and Maintenance of Green Spaces, 2013.
PhD studies: UASVM Cluj-Napoca, PhD degree in Horticulture, Research concerning the improvement of greenhouse tomatoes technology of culture on different substrate (soilless culture)
Areas of specialization: Course of professional formation, CNCFPA Cluj, Manager of project, 2011; Perfecting course in European projects management, November, 2007; Perfecting probation in un-destroyable techniques of analysis – near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS), Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research (Ecophysiology Department), Gent-Belgium, 2006; Perfecting stage in the field of organic agriculture, Bournemouth University, UK, April-August, 2003; Perfecting in “Horticultural sciences and technology”, MAICH, Crete, Greece, 2000; Horticultural plants culture in controlled environment, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, 1996.

II. Academic experience
            2009Associate Professor; Ornamental vegetables gardening and Vegetable growing technologies;
            2004 – 2009 Lecturer; Ornamental vegetables gardening and Vegetable growing technologies;
            2000 – 2004 Assistant; practical works in general and special Vegetables growing;
            1998 – 2000 Teaching assistant; practical works in general and special Vegetables growing.

III. Research domains of interest

  • Management of horticultural crops in field and controlled climate (greenhouses, high tunnels);
  • Study of culture substrate used for vegetable crops;
  • Nutritional quality of vegetables as influenced by technological inputs;
  • Edible landscaping.
Professional affiliations
  • Balkan Environmental Association (B.E.N.A);
  • Transylvanian Society of Horticulture and Forestry (SHST);
  • Romanian Society of Horticulturalists (SRH);
  • International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS);
  • Romania’s Association of Bio-agricultural Farmers (BIOTERRA);
  • Roses’ Friends Association;
  • International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR).

Significant achievements

Books: 6 books – 1 as single author, 4 as first author, 1 as co-author
Sima Rodica, 2009, Vegetables gardening – as food source and ornamental potential. Ed. AcademicPres, Cluj-Napoca, 314 pp., ISBN – 978-973-744-153-9.
Scientific papers: 150 papers: 4 as single author, 32 as first author, 6 as corresponding author, 108 as co-author

Research grants:
Member in 11 grants
  • 2004–2005, Director of CNCSIS AT type project, CNCSIS code 102, The influence of culture system on alimentary quality of vegetables obtained from protected spaces cultures;
  • 2015-2016, Director of research grant 9609/06.07.2015 USAMV – 756/07.07.2015 Eurofins Agroscience Services SRL, Biological assessment and development of technology for application of plant protection products and other products used in agriculture.

Other mentions
  • Academic Honors and Awards: „SRH big award 2013” for “Vegetables growing”, 2012; “Special award of SRH 2008” and the ASAS’ award “Teodor Bordeianu 2008” for “Vegetables growing”, 2007
  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journals – Advances in Agriculture & Botanics, Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry, Advances in Environmental Sciences; Reviewer of Bulletin UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Horticulture; ARACIS assessor 2010-present

Foreign languages: English, French

June, 2016

 Assoc. Prof. Rodica Maria SIMA, PhD