Melanya Stan, Ph.D.

Contact

Institution address – M.N.I.N.G.A.
Tel: (+4 021) 312.88.26 / press 6
E-mail: mstan[at]antipa.ro

Systhematic group under study

Staphylinidae Family (Coleopteran Order) from the fauna of Romania

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Deputy Director – Heritage Records, Conservation and Restoration

Member in scientific societies

— Member in the National Board of Museums and Collections since 2009

Fields of interest and professional competence

— faunistics, taxonomy, zoogeography of the representatives of the Family Staphylinidae (field activity and laboratory)
— evaluation of biodiversity in Romania – Coleopteran Order (field activity and laboratory)
— evaluation of the conservation state of habitats that are characteristics to coleopteran species of community interest listed in Annex II of the Directive on Habitats (DH) 92/43/EEC/2003, of the populations of these species, methods of monitoring and conservation measures (field activity and laboratory)
— coordination of activities related to the museum collections of natural sciences (records, classification, conservation, restoration, reorganization and organization of the storage spaces)
— organization of the scientific collections of coleopterans

Scientific works

  • STAN, M., 2011 – “Contributions to the knowledge on staphylinids (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in some riparian ecosystems of south-eastern Romania” – Travaux du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”54 (2): 409-423.
  • STAN, M., KHOTKO, L., 2011 – Rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Belarus). In: Protected areas of Belarus, 6: 212-230.
  • STAN, M., 2011 – New records of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Romania. Brukenthal. Acta Musei, VI.3: 421-426.
  • STAN, M., 2010 – On the species of Ocypus Leach of the Carpathian Basin with special reference to the species of Romania (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae: Staphylinini). Acta entomologica serbica 15 (2): 171-193.
  • STAN, M., 2009 The Collections of the ‘Grigore Antipa’ National Museum of Natural History. www.plural-magazine.com
  • STAN, M., 2009 – Taxonomical diversity of terrestrial coleopterans (Insecta: Coleoptera) collected from eight Danube islets (Călăraşi county). Muzeul Olteniei Craiova. Oltenia. Studii şi comunicări. Ştiinţele Naturii, Tom. XXV, 114-118.
  • STAN, M., 2009 – Rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Mehedinţi Plateau Geological Park (Mehedinţi county, Romania). Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 52: 233-247.
  • STAN, M., 2008 – The rove beetle fauna (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) of the Maramures county (Maramureş, România). Transylv. Rev. Syst. Ecol. Res. 5, “The Maramureş Mountains Nature Park”, 129-142.
  • STAN, M., 2008 – New data on the rove betles fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Bucureşti and its surroundings. Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 51: 369-386.
  • STAN, M., 2007 – New records of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Romania. Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 50: 211-219.
  • STAN, M., 2006 – Note regarding the history of the researches on the Family Staphylinidae (Coleopteran Order) in Romania. Drobeta, XVI, Series Natural Sciences, 112-119.
  • STAN, M., Svetlana Bacal, 2006 – New contributions to the knowledge of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from the Landscape Reserve Codrii Tigheciului (Republic of Moldova). Oltenia. Studies and presentations in Natural Sciences 22: 155-159.
  • STAN, M., 2006 – Staphylinidae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from several national parks of Romania. Oltenia. Studies and presentations in Natural Sciences, 22: 148-154.
  • STAN, M., 2006 – New reports of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Piatra Craiului Mountains (Romania). Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 49 195-202.
  • STAN, M., 2006 – Contributions to the knowledge of the rove beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of north-west of Dobrogea (Romania). Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 49: 185-194.
  • STAN, M., 2006 – New contributions to the knowledge of the rove beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Maramures (Romania). Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 49: 173-184.
  • STAN, M., 2006 – Contributions to the knowledge of the staphylinid fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Piatra Craiului National Park. Research in Piatra Craiului Park vol. II.
  • STAN, M., Cornelia Chimisliu, 2005 – Rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphjylinidae) from the collection of the Oltenia Museum. Entomologica romanica. Cluj-Napoca. Vol. 10: 93-97.
  • STAN, M., 2005 – Rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from the Danube floodplain area, Giurgiu sector (Romania). – Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 48: 87-101.
  • STAN, M., 2004 – Contributions to the faunistic and systematic knowledge of the species of genera Paederidus Mulsant & Rey, 1878 and Paederus Fabricius, 1775 from Romania (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)
  • STAN, M., 2004 – Staphylinids (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Maramures. Maramures and Tibles Mountains (Romania). Travaux du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 46: 109-120.
  • STAN, M., 2004 – Checklist of staphylinids (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Romania. Travaux du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 46: 83-108.
  • STAN, M., 2003 – Contributions to the knowledge of the staphylinid fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from southern Banat (Romania). Travaux du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 45: 193-203.
  • STAN, M., 2003 – Tachyporus dispar (Paykull, 1789) and Haploglossa nidicola (Fairmaire, 1852) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) two new mentions in the staphylinid fauna of Romania. Travaux du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 45: 187-192.
  • STAN, M., 2003 – Preliminary data regarding the staphylinids of Piatra Craiului Mountains (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Research in Piatra Craiului National Park, 1: 240-242.
  • STAN, M., 2002 – Rove-beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Maramures (Romania). Travaux du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”, 44: 209-248.
  • STAN, M., 1998 – New contributions related to Staphylinidae fauna (Coleoptera) from Romania. Studies and Researches in Biology, series Animal Biology, 50 (1): 3-10.
  • STAN, M., 1998 – Overview of the staphylinids from Romania (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Revue Roumaine de Biologie, serie de Biologie Animale, 43 (1-2): 15-19.
  • STERGHIU, C., COCIU, M., STAN, M., MAICAN, S., 1997 – Composition of terrestrial invertebrates fauna from the valleys of Vâlsan and Bratia Rivers. Nature and environment protection, 41 (1-2): 61-66.
  • STAN, M., 1996 – Contributions to the knowledge of Staphylinidae fauna ( Coleoptera Order) from the Small Island of Braila. Studies and Researches in Biology, series Animal Biology, 48 (2): 89-94.
  • GEORGESCU, D., ENĂCHESCU F., NICOLAU S., ŞERBĂNESCU M., ZAHIU, M., 1995 – Cyto-morphological aspects of the child’s osteolitic osteosarcoma. Studies and Researches in Biology, series Animal Biology, 47 (1): 15-21.

Book co-author

‣ Victoria Tatole, Alexandru Iftime, Melanya Stan, Elena-Iulia Iorgu, Ionuţ Iorgu, Vasile Oţel, 2009 – Natura 2000 Animal Species from Romania. Bucharest.

International research projects

  • ‣ Patterns of distribution of Staphilinidae species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from riparian ecosystems of Eastern Europe (south-northern direction) – case study Romania and Belarus. Project of bilateral collaboration within the Agreement between the Romanian Academy and the Academy of Sciences from Belarus, coordinator for Romania, 2010-2011.
  • ‣ Conservation and integrated management of the Danube Islets, Romania (LIFE 06 NAT/RO/000177) collaborator, 2007- 2008.
  • ‣ Protection of wetlands of Danube. A pilot project for Cama Dinu islets area, within the Project: RO 0103.03-02 Cross Border Co-operation Programme Romania (PHARE Programme), collaborator, 2004.

Projects of national research

  • ‣ Multimedia integrated system for the access to the multicultural treasury from the areas inhabited by Romanians, as an integral part of the European culture – eBIMuz (subcontract with ICI-National Institute of IT Research and Development) project responsible, 2005-2008.
  • ‣ Scientific substantiation of a pattern of implementation of Natura 2000 laws in Romania, considering as a case study the animal species listed in the Directive on Habitats 92/43/EEC (Annex II) PNCDI II-PC, collaborator, 2008-2010.
  • ‣ Study regarding the impact of the sand and gravel extraction on the characteristics of the site of community importance Lunca Buzaului and the adjacent zone (including on the species from Annex IV of the Directive on Habitats, collaborator, 2009-2010.
  • ‣ Completion of IT system for the inventory of natural sites of community interest – Natura 2000 with the sites proposed for organism groups: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates listed in the Directive on Habitats 92/43/EEC/2003 (Annex II), collaborator, 2006.
  • ‣ Completion of Natura 2000 sheets referring to 30 potential sites of community interest (SCI) with information about species that are nominated in annex 2 of the Directive on Habitats and species of conservative interest being not nominated in the Directive on Habitats. (Coleoptera). collaborator, 2005-2006.
  • ‣ Agricultural ecosystems under the action of anthropogenic risk factors and establishment of sequences for their pilotage – PNCDI II-PC, collaborator, 2007-2010.
  • ‣ Natura 2000 and Mehedinţi Geopark, collaborator, 2006-2008.
  • ‣ Study regarding the establishment of the National Park Ciucaş Massif. Subject no 50 R13/2005, ICAS Bucharest, collaborator, 2005.
  • ‣ Evaluation of taxonomic dynamics of Piatra Craiului Massif. collaborator, 2003-2005.
    Study of scientific substantiation regarding the declaration of the protected area of Făgăraş National Park, collaborator, 2004.
  • ‣Study on the biodiversity of marine and terrestrial coast ecosystems in the Romanian sub-littoral of the Black Sea, collaborator, 2003.
  • ‣ Management of biodiversity in the Piatra Craiului National Park (Beneficiary GEF and MAPPM), collaborator, 2000-2001.
  • ‣ Study regarding the evolution of biocenoses affected by AHE Raul Mare (Retezat). (Beneficiary: ISPH S.A.), collaborator, 1997-1998.
  • ‣ Study of the ecological impact of AHE of Olt river, sector Cornetu-Slatina on certain biocenotic components of the affected ecosystems (Beneficiary: ISPH S.A.), collaborator, 1997.
  • ‣ Characterization of aquatic and terrestrial natural ecosystems from Azuga Valley – Baiului Mountains in the context of the achievement of Azuga basin. (Beneficiary: AQUAPROIECT S.A.), collaborator, 1996.
  • ‣ Substantiation study regarding the restoration Valea Vâlsanului ecosystem for the purpose of endemite Romanichthys valsanicola (asprete). (Beneficiary: AQUAPROIECT S.A.), collaborator, 1995.
  • ‣ Study on the ecological impact of Colibiţa hydro-energy facility on certain biocenotic components of the affected ecosystems. (Beneficiary: I.S.P.H.), collaborator, 1995.
  • ‣ Taxonomic dynamics of the zoogeographic units of Romania (Beneficiary: Romanian Academy; MCT ), collaborator, 1995 – 1998.
  • ‣ Taxonomic researches regarding the fauna of Romania and its connections at Euro-Asian and worldwide level (Beneficiary: Romanian Academy), collaborator, 1995-1998.

Scientific presentations in international specialized congresses

  • ‣ the 27th International Meeting on Biology and Systematics of Staphylinidae – Dresda, 17-20 mai 2012 – On the species of Philonthus Stephens (Staphylinini, Philonthina) from the collection of Grigore Antipa Museum (Bucharest, Romania)
  • ‣ the 22nd International Meeting on Biology and Systematics of Staphylinidae – Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde – Stuttgart, 17-20 mai 2007 – New data on the rove beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Bucharest and adjacent areas.
  • ‣ the 20th International Meeting on Biology and Systematics – Museum für Naturkunde – Berlin, 5-8 mai 2005 – Rove beetles from the Danube floodplain Giurgiu sector (Romania).
  • ‣ the 19th International Meeting on Biology and Systematics of Staphylinidae – Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle – Geneva, 21-26 mai 2004 – The present state of the knowledge of the Romanian staphylinid fauna.