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Independent experts nominated by country party

Gunay Erpul

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


Geographical Focus
Job function
Faculty member
Department of soil science, Faculty of Agriculture
Telephone number
0090 /312 596 17 96
Work experience
“Desertification Criteria and Indicators” and “Watershed Monitoring and Assessment System” at the National Scale in Turkey, Senior Researcher and Consultant, 2013, 2014_x000D_
“Regional Wind Erosion Risk Assessment”: Case studies for the land of the Altinova and Gözlü Agricultural Enterprises and in the Semi-Arid Regions of Turkey (Aralik-Igdir and Karapinar-Konya), Principal Investigator, 2013, 2014._x000D_
“Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA)”, “Component of the “Decision Support for SLM Upscaling Project” (Gender Sensitive Approach), FAO and GEF, National Consultant, 2014._x000D_
“Establishment of Soil Erosion and Sediment Model at the National Scale in Turkey”, Principal Investigator, 2011._x000D_
Thematic areas: Soil Conservation, Desertification, Dust Storms, Ecosystem Services, Land (Soil) Degradation, Land Use Planning, Monitoring and Assessment
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
•BSC in Agricultureal Engineering, Ankara University, 1986._x000D_
- MSC in Agricultural engineering, Ankara University, 1990._x000D_
-MSC in Bilogical & agricultural engineering, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1996._x000D_
- PhD. in Agronomy, purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, 2001.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Erpul, G., Gabriels, D., Norton, D., Flanagan, D.C., Huang, C., Visser, S.M. 2013. Raindrop and flow interactions for interrill erosion with wind-driven rain (WDR), Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 51(5), 548-557._x000D_
2. Erpul, G., Gabriels, D., Norton, D., Flanagan, D.C., Huang, C., Visser, S.M. 2013. Mechanics of interrill erosion with wind-driven rain. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Volume 38(2), 160-168._x000D_
3. Youssef, F., Visser, S., Karssenberg, D., Erpul, G. 2012. The effect of vegetation patterns on wind-blown mass transport at the regional scale: A wind tunnel experiment. Geomorphology, Volume 159, 178-188._x000D_
4. Saygin Deviren, S., Cornelis, W., Gabriels, D., Erpul, G. 2012. Comparison of different aggregate stability approaches for loamy sand soils. Applied Soil Ecology. 54 (2012) page:1-6._x000D_
5. Youssef, F., Visser, S., Karssenberg, D., Bruggeman, A., Erpul, G. 2012. Calibration of RWEQ in a patchy landscape a first step towards a regional scale wind erosion model. Aeolian Research, 3(4): 467-476.
Other activities
1. Member, Soil Conservation Commission, Chamber of Agricultural Engineers of Turkey. 2006-Present_x000D_
2. Expert Group Member, Combating Desertification and Erosion, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey. 2011-Present _x000D_
3. Member, Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP), UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 2013-Present _x000D_
4. Associate Member, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, 2007-2012._x000D_
5. Committee Member, Scientific Research Projects, Ankara University, 2013-Present.
1. United States Department of Agriculture Certificate of Appreciation for Excellent Research on the Combined Effect of Wind and Water on Soil Erosion from The USDA-Agricultural Research Service National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (December 6, 2001)._x000D_
2. Complementary Studies in Eremology (Desertification) obtained with Distinction, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium (July 5, 1995)._x000D_
3. Honorary Committee Member, Soil Science Society of Turkey, 2014-Present
Organisation name
Ankara University
Organisation street address
06110, DISKAPI
Organisation city
Diskapi, Ankara
Organisation country