Interdisciplinary cooperation and studies in geoscience in the Carpathian Basin

Marcel MINDRESCU, Simon M. HUTCHINSON

Abstract


An interdisciplinary approach to geoscience is particularly important in this vast research field, as the more innovative studies are increasingly crossing discipline boundaries and thus benefitting from multiple research methods and viewpoints. Grasping this concept has led us to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation by supporting and promoting the creation of “meeting places” able to provide a framework for researchers and scholars involved in geoscience research to find common grounds for discussion and collaboration. Most recently, this was achieved by organizing the 1st Workshop on “Interdisciplinarity in Geosciences in the Carpathian Basin” (IGCB) held in the Department of Geography at the University of Suceava (Romania), between the 18th and 22nd October 2012. This event brought together both an international group of scientists and local researchers which created opportunities for collaboration in research topics such as geography, environment, geology and botany, biology and ecology in the Carpathian Basin.

Keywords


interdisciplinarity, paaleoscience, Carpathian-Balkan, cooperation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4316/GEOREVIEW.2012.21.1.51