Diana Bota is a scientific researcher at INCDDD– Tulcea (Romania), with a Biology degree from the University of Lasi, gained in 1991. She led various national projects focused on development of eco-tourism and socio-economical aspects of protected areas. Diana was responsible for the financial management of the contracts closed by the Romanian partner-institute in the frame of several international projects funded by FP7 (ENVIROGRID), by Interreg (Danube Floodrisk; DELTANET; NOSTRA), and by the Black Sea Basin – Joint Operational Program (WASTEnet) etc.