Serban Danielescu

Image Serban Danielescu
Research Scientist - Groundwater -surface water interactions, Agricultural impacts on groundwater

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure aquatic ecosystems are conserved and protected

  • Local and watershed scale assessment of the impacts of agricultural practices (e.g. potato production systems)on nitrogen levels in groundwater
  • Nitrogen source-tracking using stable isotopes
  • Contaminant transport in soils and vadose zone
  • Flow through fractured media

Professional activities / interests

Joint appointment with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Involved in collaborative research projecs funded by AAFC, such as the Watershed Evaluation of BMPs (WEBs), Sustainable Agri-Environmental Systems Initiative (SAGES), Growing Forward 2 (GF2), etc.

Thesis co-supervisor and committee member for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students

Interests in nutrient loading to coastal waters, hydrology of riparian wetlands, Airborne Thermal Infrared Radiometry imagery to detect groundwater discharge

Education and awards

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Environmental Group, University of New Brunswick

Ph.D. Systems Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Bucharest (Romania)

Key publications

  1. Robertson, W.D., Van Stempvoort, D.R., Roy, J.W., Brown, S.J., Spoelstra, J., Schiff, S.L., Rudolph, D.R., Danielescu, S., Graham, G. (2016). Use of an Artificial Sweetener to Identify Sources of Groundwater Nitrate Contamination, 54(4), 579-587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12399

    2016 - View publication details

  2. Zebarth, B.J., Danielescu, S., Nyiraneza, J., Ryan, M.C., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M., Burton, D.L. (2015). Controls on nitrate loading and implications for BMPs under intensive potato production systems in prince edward island, Canada, 35(1), 30-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwmr.12088

    2015 - View publication details

  3. Li, Q., Qi, J., Xing, Z., Li, S., Jiang, Y., Danielescu, S., Zhu, H., Wei, X., Meng, F.R. (2014). An approach for assessing impact of land use and biophysical conditions across landscape on recharge rate and nitrogen loading of groundwater, 196 114-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.06.028

    2014 - View publication details

  4. Li, Q., Xing, Z., Danielescu, S., Li, S., Jiang, Y., Meng, F.R. (2014). Data requirements for using combined conductivity mass balance and recursive digital filter method to estimate groundwater recharge in a small watershed, New Brunswick, Canada, 511 658-664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.073

    2014 - View publication details

  5. DesRoches, A., Danielescu, S., Butler, K. (2014). Structural controls on groundwater flow in a fractured bedrock aquifer underlying an agricultural region of northwestern New Brunswick, Canada, 22(5), 1067-1086. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10040-014-1134-0

    2014 - View publication details

  6. Danielescu, S., MacQuarrie, K.T.B. (2011). Nitrogen loadings to two small estuaries, Prince Edward Island, Canada: A 2-year investigation of precipitation, surface water and groundwater contributions, 25(6), 945-957. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.7881

    2011 - View publication details