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Independent experts nominated by country party

Erhan Akça

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Adiyaman University Technical Programs
Telephone number
0090 533 465 46 30
Work experience
I participated to more than 18 projects funded by NATO, European Union, JSPS (Japanese Society for Promoting Science), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Japan), Turkish Scientific and Technical Council, Sassari (Italy), Çukurova, Adiyaman, Van (Turkey) Universities projects focused on land use, land degradation and desertification. I also work as a supervisor to TEMA (the largest in terms of member) and Ministry of Forestry and Water Works. _x000D_
Thematic areas: Earth Sciences
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
BSc, Soil Science, Çukurova University, 1992_x000D_
MSc, Soil Science, Çukurova University, 1995_x000D_
Ph.D, Soil Science, Çukurova University, 2001
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Zucca,C., Biancalani, R., Kapur, S., Akça,E., Zdruli, P., Montanarella, L. and Nachtergaele, F. 2013. The Role of Soil Information in Land Degradation and Deserti?cation Mapping: A Review.Springer Briefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace Mediterranean Studies, Volume 8 (S. Kapur and S. Ersahin eds). Springer Verlag 31-60. _x000D_
2. Akça, E., Fujikara, R. and Sabbag, Ç. 2013. Atatürk Dam resettlement process: increased disparity resulting from insuf?cient ?nancial compensation. Vol. 29, No. 1, 101–108. _x000D_
3. Kapur, S., Akca, E. and Nagano, T. 2010. Soils and materials, Lal, R. (ed), The Marcel Dekker Inc, New York - Basel, 2010. _x000D_
4. Kapur, S., Berberoglu, S., Akça, E., Dönmez, C., Erdogan, M.A. and Kapur, B. 2013. Soil Degradation: Global Assessment. Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1081/E-EEM-120046338 _x000D_
5. Kume, T., Akça, E., Nakano, T., Nagano, T., Kapur, S., Watanabe, T. 2010. Seasonal changes of fertilizer impacts on agricultural drainage in a salinized area in Adana, Turkey, , 408: 3319–3326.
Other activities
1. TEMA Foundation Scientific Expert, Land for Life Awarded NGO, _x000D_
2. Tokyo University, Environmental Sciences, Visiting Prof. 2009,_x000D_
3. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Forestry and Water Works, General directorate of Desertification and Erosion, Scientific Expert
1. TUBITAK Publication Award _x000D_
2. TEMA-UNCCD Land For Life Award _x000D_
3. Turkish Soil Science Society, National Action Plan Working Group Award
Organisation name
Ankara University
Organisation street address
Adiyaman University Technical Programs
Organisation city
Organisation country