Curriculum Vitae
EDUCATION
 
2009 PhD Physical Geography. University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.
 
2004 MSc Ecology. Universitá degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.
 
2002 BSc Biological Sciences. Universitá degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
 
   
EMPLOYMENT
 
2015-Present        Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 
2014 July-Sept.     Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.
 
2010-2015            Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.
 
2010 Feb-May      Intern at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Investment Center Division (TCIN) for Climate Change, Rome, Italy
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2005-2009            PhD candidate in Physical Geography, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
 
2002-2004            Research assistant, Water Research Institute (IRSA) – National Research Council (CNR), Rome, Italy.
 
 
TEACHING
 
  • Research Methods in Environmental Science GE5217, Semester II, National University of Singapore
 
  • Advanced Hydrology & Catchment Management GE4211, Semester I, National University of Singapore
 
  • Intro to Global Climate Change, Summer Session II 2014, University of California, Irvine.
 
   
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
 
  • Lupascu, M., Welker, J., Cooper, E., Xu, X., Czimczik, C.I. “Effects of increased snow cover on the rates and sources of ecosystem respiration from high arctic tundra” American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2013.
  •  Czimczik, C.I., Lupascu, M., Csank, A.Z., Seibt, U.,Maseyk, K., Xu, X. and Welker, J.M. “Carbon cycling in a rapidly changing High Arctic: Result from long-term experiments and observations of interannual variability in NW Greenland”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2013.
  • Treat, C.C., Natali, S., Iversen, C., Lupascu, M. and Santruckova, H. “The fate of permafrost soil carbon turnover under saturated conditions”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2013.
  •  Schädel C., Schuur, E.A.G., Bracho R., Elberling B., Lupascu M., Natali S.M., O’Donnell, J., Waldrop M. “Quantifying the effect size of changing environmental controls on C release from permafrost soils”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2013.
  • Braunthal, A.N. Randerson, J.T., Johnson, B., Czimczik, C., Cuozzo, N.P., Hopkins, F., Wiggins, E., Miu, J., Mouteva, G., Lupascu, M., Fahrni S. “Quantifying the influence of forest fires and anthropogenic fossil fuel combustion on surface CO2 in boreal forest ecosystems through 13C and 14C signatures in recent annual plant tissues and trace gas emission factors”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2013.
  • Maseyk, K., Seibt U., Lett, C., Lupascu, M., Welker, J., Xu, X. Czimczik, C.I. “Interacting effects of elevated temperature and additional water on plant physiology and net ecosystem carbon fluxes in a high Arctic ecosystem”. European Geophysical Union (EGU), Wien, Austria, 7-12 April 2013.
  • Schuur, E.A.G., Schädel C., Bracho, R., Elberling, B., Lee, H., Luo, Y., Lupascu M., Natali, S.M. and Shaver, G. “Circumpolar assessment of organic matter decomposability as a control over potential permafrost carbon loss with climate warming”. 4th North American Carbon Program (NACP), Albuquerque, NM, 4-7 February 2013.
  • Seibt, U., Maseyk K., Lupascu M., Lett C., Welker J.M., Czimczik C.I. “Response of ecosystem methane, carbon and water fluxes to long-term increases in temperature and soil moisture in NW Greenland”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2012.
  • Schädel C., Schuur, E.A.G., Bracho, R., Elberling, B., Lee, H., Luo, Y., Lupascu M., Natali, S.M. and Shaver, G. “Pan-arctic permafrost C quality and vulnerability over time: A synthesis of long-term incubation studies”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2012.
  • Lupascu M., Seibt, U., Stills A, Xu, X., Lindsey D. S., Welker, J. M. and Czimczik, C. I. “Summer Fluxes and Sources of CO2 and CH4 in High Arctic Tundra Under Current and Simulated, Future Climate”. 10th International Conference on Permafrost, TICOP, Salekhard, Russia, 25-29th June 2012.
  • Lupascu M., Seibt, U., Stills A, Xu, X., Lindsey D. S., Welker, J. M. and Czimczik, C. I. “Summer fluxes and sources of CO2 and CH4 in High Arctic tundra under current and simulated, future climate”. IPY2012 Conference, Montreal, Canada, 22-27 April 2012.
  •  Thomas J., Lupascu M., Xu, X., Welker, J. M. and Czimczik, C. I. “Carbon cycling under increasing snowpack in NW Greenland”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2011.
  • Lupascu M., Seibt, U., Stills A, Xu, X., Lindsey D. S., Welker, J. M. and Czimczik, C. I. “Timing, Magnitude and Sources of Ecosystem Respiration in High Arctic Tundra of NW Greenland”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 07-11 December 2011.
  • Lupascu M., Seibt, U., Stills A, Xu, X., Lindsey D. S., Welker, J. M. and Czimczik, C. I. “Growing season fluxes and sources of CO2 and CH4 in high arctic ecosystems, NW Greenland”. American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, 12-17 December 2010.
  • Lupascu M., Hornibrook E., Wadham J. and Pancost R. “Investigation into controls of methanogenesis and methanotrophy in the permafrost active layers”. Alpine and Polar Microbiology, Banff, Canada, 11-16 May 2008.
  • Lupascu M., Hornibrook E., Wadham J., Pancost R. and Christensen T. “Temperature response of methanogenesis in active permafrost layers at Stordalen, Abisko, Sweden”. Symposium on Carbon in Peatlands, Wageningen, Netherlands, May 2007.
  • Fazi, S., Amalfitano, S., Zoppini, A., Lupascu, M. and Puddu, A. “Bacterioplankton structure and functioning in a highly dinamic mediterrean coastal lagoon, lago di Paola (Latium, Italy)”. 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology ISME-10, Cancun, Mexico, 22-27 August 2004.
 
LANGUAGES
Italian, mother language; English, excellent oral and writing skills; Spanish, excellent oral skills and good writing skills; Portuguese good oral skills and basic writing skills; French, good oral skills and basic writing skills.
                                           
CERTIFICATES
  • Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating effectively under the UNFCCC. United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Geneva, Switzerland). September-November 2013.