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Independent experts nominated by country party

Ibrahim Atalay

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


Geographical Focus
Job function
Professor Doctor Honoris Causa
Buca Egitim Fakültesi, Dokuz Eylul University
Telephone number
0533 652 95 55
Work experience
Technical employee (geomorphologist) and chief expert in the Directorate General of Afforestation and Erosion Control and Forest Tree Seeds and Tree Breeding Institute 1970 and 1975. was in charge of Plans management of many river basins, and the preparation of afforestation and erosion control projects. Was responsible for seed transfer regionning of Cedar, Beech, Oriental Spruce, Black Pine, Scots pine and Red pine forest trees_x000D_
2. After doctorate, was appointed to the Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography, Atatürk University in 1975. He became an associate professor in 1978. He joined the academic staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department of Geography. Promoted to professorship in 1987, Atalay was appointed to Buca Faculty of Education, the Department of Geography Education at Dokuz Eylül University in 1988. After Atalay began his academic life at university, he continued his research on the ecology of Turkish pine, spruce, beech, black pine, Scots pine, and cedrus forests and the classification of their seed transfer zones. Also prepared many research projects with the support of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. _x000D_
3. As of 1988, led research on climate changes that happened in the Quaternary Period, soil, paleoenvironment, and karst within the frame of International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP). Attended seminars, symposiums, and congresses on environmental sciences that are held abroad and delivered more than 50 speeches. Took part in scientific journeys many different countries except Portugal in Europe, countries in Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and a few Middle Eastern countries and worked as an editor of 9 English journals, one of which is published in Britain.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
University of Istabul, Faculty of Letters, Institute of Geography with honors 1969. _x000D_
Certificate of “Soil Science and Ecology” in 1967, Faculty of Forestry
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1.Atalay, I., 2002, Ecoregions of Turkey. Forest Ministry Publication nu. 167_x000D_
2. Atalay, I., 1994, Vegetation Geography of Turkey. Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Izmir._x000D_
3.Atalay, I., 1992b, Kayin (Fagus orientalis Lipsky) - The ecology of beech forests and their regioning in terms of seed transfer. Orman Bakanligi, Orman Agaçlari ve Tohumlari Islah Arastirma Müd. Yay. No . 5, Ankara, 209 s._x000D_
4.Atalay, I. and Efe, R., 2010, Anadolu Karaçami (Pinus nigra subsp. Pallasiana (lamb.) Holmboe)’nin Ekolojisi ve Tohum Nakli Açisindan Bölgere Ayrilmasi. Ecolog of the Anatolian Black Pine (Pinuis nigra subsp. Pallasiana (Lamb.) Holmboe) and Its Dividing Into Regions In Terms Of Seed Transfer. Çevre ve Orman Bakanligi Yay. No. 424, Tohum Islah Arastirma Müd Yay. No. 37._x000D_
5.Atalay, I. and Efe, R., 2012, Sariçam - Ecology of Pine Forests and Their Dividing into Regions in terms of Seed Transfer.
Other activities
1. Soil Science Society of Turkey_x000D_
2.Turkish Geography Society _x000D_
3. member of the academic staff at the Department of Geography Education, Buca Faculty of Education at Dokuz Eylül University, and has been the director of the Institute of Education Sciences since 2008.
1.Professoris Honoris Causa (h.c), by the University of Bucharest thanks to his international research, cooperation, and publications in June 2003. _x000D_
2.Diploma de Excellenta Simon Mehedinti by the Faculty of Geography at the University of Bucharest for his special contributions to the development of the science of geography, 2003_x000D_
3. 500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century by the Board of Directors of the American Biographical Institute in the fields of geography and ecology. _x000D_
4. Scientific Success Award of Dokuz Eylul University, 2013
Organisation name
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi
Organisation street address
Buca Egitim Fakültesi, Dokuz Eylul University
Organisation city
Izmir, Eylul
Organisation country