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İrem Tüfekçioğlu | Ph.D. student

My research interests are in the field of vegetation ecology, nature conservation, and forest management.

My current research focuses on the resistance and resilience capacities of maquis vegetation to climate and fire regime changes, and the integration of maquis vegetation to forest management plans in Muğla region, southwest of Turkey.

After I finished my high school education in Sankt Georg Austrian College, I became entitled to take undergraduate education in Department of Forest Engineering at Istanbul University. During my student training, I went to Vienna as Erasmus student and took one semester education in Bodenkultur Universität. After coming back to Turkey, I finished my master education in Silviculture Program writing my master thesis entitled “Structural Characteristics of Forest Edges in Belgrade Forest” which is about nature conservation and biodiversity and done its fieldwork in the Belgrad Forest, Istanbul.

Because of my passion for environment and nature conservation, I’ve started to my career history with working for GEO Magazine as editor assistant and for WWF as volunteer. Afterwards I worked for TEMA Foundation as project assistant, where I was in charge of afforestation and rural development projects. In 2014, I was in Greece for 3 months with EVS Program to volunteer in a nature conservation center which is established in the context of Natura 2000 and works on protected areas in south-east Greece. After coming back to Turkey, I started to work for Nature Conservation Centre as project officer and forest expert. I got involved in many projects which I was coordinating flora and fauna experts, gathering literature and field data, determining priority areas and developing suggestions for forestry practices for General Directorate of Forestry. In addition, I was in charge of endemic plant conservation projects by preparing monitoring plans. Nowadays, while I’m analysing field data which I collected in Muğla region within the scope of my doctoral study, I’m working as a freelance consultant.

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Publications

Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Lise, Y. 2020. Sürdürülebilir Arazi Yönetimi ve İklim Dostu Tarım Projesi Biyolojik Çeşitlilik Yönetim Planı. Doğa Koruma Merkezi, Ankara, 120 sayfa. (in press), in Turkish

Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Özüt, D., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Datça Hurması. Doğa Koruma Merkezi, Ankara, 50 sayfa. (in press), in Turkish

Çolak, A.H., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Kırca, S., Özalp, G. 2020. Orman Kenarı Tipleri ve Strüktürü. Sayfa: 49-72. Çolak, A.H., Kırca, S., Arslangündoğdu, Z., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Özalp, G. (editörler) 2020. Orman Kenarları “Ormancılar, Peyzaj Planlamacıları ve Doğa Korumacılar İçin Bir Rehber”. (in press), in Turkish

Çolak, A.H., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Kırca, S. 2020. Orman Kenarlarını Araştırma ve Değerlendirme Yöntemleri. Sayfa: 73-108. Çolak, A.H., Kırca, S., Arslangündoğdu, Z., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Özalp, G. (editörler) 2020. Orman Kenarları “Ormancılar, Peyzaj Planlamacıları ve Doğa Korumacılar İçin Bir Rehber”. (in press), in Turkish

Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Sayın, M.A., Ertürk, T., Mızraklı, A., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Orman Amenajman Planlarına Entegrasyon Kılavuzu. Doğa Koruma Merkezi, Ankara, 40 sayfa. (in Turkish).

Lise, Y., Özüt, D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Ülgen, H. 2020. Introduction. Page 1-7. Özüt, D., Tufanoğlu, G.Ç., Zeydanlı U. (editors) 2020. Integrating Biodiversity into Forestry Practitioner’s Guide. Ankara, Nature Conservation Center, 306 pages.

Lise, Y., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Ülgen, H., Bilgin, C.C., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Introduction. Page 1-22. Zeydanlı, U., Özüt, D. (editors) 2020. Integrating Biodiversity into Forestry – Planner’s Guide. Ankara, Nature Conservation Center, 173 pages.

Özüt, D., Lise, Y., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Ülgen, H. 2020. Monitoring of the Practices. Page 1-22. Zeydanlı, U., Özüt, D. (editors) 2020. Integrating Biodiversity into Forestry – Planner’s Guide. Ankara, Nature Conservation Center, 173 pages.

Balkız, Ö., Bucak, T., Demirbaş Çağlayan, S., Ülker, E.D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Bilgin, G.D., Pamukçu Albers, P., Durmuş, M., Turak, A., Aslan, A.T., Taş, S., Kurtoğlu, S., Bilgin, C., Otrakçıer, T., Özbağdatlı, N., Kurt, B., Küçük, M., Kamiloğlu, M., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Adana Orman Bölge Müdürlüğü ile Pos Orman İşletme Müdürlüğü Sürdürülebilir Orman Yönetimi Kriter ve Göstergelerine Göre Değerlendirme. Ankara. Doğa Koruma Merkezi.

Balkız, Ö., Bucak, T., Demirbaş Çağlayan, S., Ülker, E.D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Bilgin, G.D., Pamukçu Albers, P., Durmuş, M., Turak, A., Aslan, A.T., Taş, S., Kurtoğlu, S., Bilgin, C., Otrakçıer, T., Özbağdatlı, N., Kurt, B., Küçük, M., Kamiloğlu, M., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Antalya Orman Bölge Müdürlüğü ile Gazipaşa Orman İşletme Müdürlüğü Sürdürülebilir Orman Yönetimi Kriter ve Göstergelerine Göre Değerlendirme. Ankara. Doğa Koruma Merkezi.

Balkız, Ö., Bucak, T., Demirbaş Çağlayan, S., Ülker, E.D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Bilgin, G.D., Pamukçu Albers, P., Durmuş, M., Turak, A., Aslan, A.T., Taş, S., Kurtoğlu, S., Bilgin, C., Otrakçıer, T., Özbağdatlı, N., Kurt, B., Küçük, M., Kamiloğlu, M., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Kahramanmaraş Orman Bölge Müdürlüğüile Andırın Orman İşletme Müdürlüğü Sürdürülebilir Orman Yönetimi Kriter ve Göstergelerine Göre Değerlendirme. Ankara. Doğa Koruma Merkezi.

Balkız, Ö., Bucak, T., Demirbaş Çağlayan, S., Ülker, E.D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Bilgin, G.D., Pamukçu Albers, P., Durmuş, M., Turak, A., Aslan, A.T., Taş, S., Kurtoğlu, S., Bilgin, C., Otrakçıer, T., Özbağdatlı, N., Kurt, B., Küçük, M., Kamiloğlu, M., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Mersin Orman Bölge Müdürlüğüile Gülnar Orman İşletme Müdürlüğü Sürdürülebilir Orman Yönetimi Kriter ve Göstergelerine Göre Değerlendirme. Ankara. Doğa Koruma Merkezi.

Balkız, Ö., Bucak, T., Demirbaş Çağlayan, S., Ülker, E.D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Bilgin, G.D., Pamukçu Albers, P., Durmuş, M., Turak, A., Aslan, A.T., Taş, S., Kurtoğlu, S., Bilgin, C., Otrakçıer, T., Özbağdatlı, N., Kurt, B., Küçük, M., Kamiloğlu, M., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U. 2020. Muğla Orman Bölge Müdürlüğü ile Köyceğiz Orman İşletme MüdürlüğüSürdürülebilir Orman Yönetimi Kriter ve Göstergelerine Göre Değerlendirme. Ankara. Doğa Koruma Merkezi.

Lise, Y., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Çağlayan, S.D., Turak, A., Kaya, B., Balkız, Ö., Ertürk, T., Mızraklı, A., Çort, A., Gündüz, Y., Bilgin, C.C., Zeydanlı, U. 2019. Orman Amenajman Planlarına Biyolojik Çeşitliliğin Entegrasyonu: Gazipaşa Orman İşletme Müdürlüğü Deneyimi. Doğa Koruma Merkezi, Ankara, 120 sayfa.

Lise, Y., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Ülgen, H., Bilgin, C.C., Zeydanlı, U. 2019. Giriş. Sayfa 1-22. Zeydanlı, U., Özüt, D. (editörler) 2019. Biyolojik Çeşitliliğin Ormancılığa Entegrasyonu – Plancının Rehberi. Ankara, Doğa Koruma Merkezi, 150 sayfa.

Özüt, D., Lise, Y., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Ülgen, H. 2019. Uygulamaların İzlenmesi. Sayfa 121-129. Zeydanlı, U., Özüt, D. (editörler) 2019. Biyolojik Çeşitliliğin Ormancılığa Entegrasyonu – Plancının Rehberi. Ankara, Doğa Koruma Merkezi, 150 sayfa.

Lise, Y., Özüt, D., Tüfekcioğlu, İ., Ülgen, H. 2019. Giriş. Sayfa 1-7. Özüt, D., Tufanoğlu, G.C., Zeydanlı U. (editörler) 2019. Biyolojik Ceşitliliğin Ormancılığa Entegrasyonu – Uygulamacının Rehberi. Ankara, Doğa Koruma Merkezi, 306 sayfa.

Tüfekcioğlu, İ. 2011, 01. “Derin Suların İşçileri”. GEO Dergisi Türkiye.

Tüfekcioğlu, İ. 2010, 12. “Yerçekimine Meydan Okuyan Bahçeler”. GEO Dergisi Türkiye.

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Projects

Period (From – To): August 2019-
Company/Organization: Nature Conservation Centre
Project Name: TANAP Forest Biodiversity Conservation Offset Project
Position: Forest Expert
Responsibilities:

  • Conducting fieldwork of important forest areas in Erzurum, Sarıkamış and Ardahan Forest Management Directorates
  • Determining priority areas for conservation in terms of collected data
  • Developing suggestions for forestry practices

Period (From – To): July 2019-July 2020
Company/Organization: The Rufford Foundation
Project Name: Identifying conservation importance of maquis habitats and developing new approaches on integrating maquis vegetation to forest management plans in Turkey
Position: Team Leader
Responsibilities:

  • Conducting fieldwork of maquis habitats in Muğla region (southwest of Turkey)
  • Determining priority maquis areas for conservation in terms of collected data
  • Developing suggestions for forestry practices in maquis habitats

Period (From – To): February 2017-April 2019
Company/Organization: Nature Conservation Centre
Project Name: FAO Sustainable Land Management and Climate-Friendly Agriculture Project
Position: Project Officer & Forest Expert
Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of fauna and flora experts for the field and literature studies
  • Determining priority areas for conservation in terms of collected data
  • Developing suggestions for forestry practices
  • Integrating methodologies to reduce impact on these species into the forest management plans of General Directorate of Forestry
  • Preparing “Biodiversity Management Plan” for project sites
  • Preparing project reports following work plan

Period (From – To): November 2014-April 2019
Company/Organization: Nature Conservation Centre
Project Name: GEFV Integrated Approach to Management of Forestry in Turkey
Position: Project Officer & Forest Expert
Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of fauna and flora experts for the field and literature studies
  • Determining priority areas for conservation in terms of collected data
  • Developing suggestions for forestry practices
  • Integrating methodologies to reduce impact on these species into the forest management plans of General Directorate of Forestry

Period (From – To): May-November 2016
Company/Organization: Nature Conservation Centre
Project Name: Conservation of Centaurea tchihatcheffii
Position: Project Coordinator
Responsibilities:

  • Conducting field work of Centaurea tchihatcheffii in Gölbaşı and creating data set
  • Working with the foresters for awareness raising in the local area
  • Preparing a monitoring report of Centaurea tchihatcheffii
  • Preparing project reports following work plan

Period (From – To): March 2015-January 2016
Company/Organization: Nature Conservation Centre
Project Name: UNDP SGP Conservation of Datça date palm
Position: Project Coordinator
Responsibilities:

  • Conducting field work of Datça date palm groups in Datça, Bodrum and Antalya and creating data set
  • Working with the foresters for awareness raising in the local area
  • Preparing a monitoring report of Datça date palm groups
  • Preparing project reports following work plan

Period (From – To): November 2014-December 2015
Company/Organization: Nature Conservation Centre
Project Name: BTC Integrating Biodiversity into Forestry
Position: Project Officer & Forest Expert
Responsibilities:

  • Conducting monitoring field work in project sites
  • Preparing a monitoring report for project sites
  • Preparing project reports following work plan

Period (From – To): May-July 2014
Company/Organization: Management Body of Mountain Parnonas & Moustos Wetland (Greece)
Project Name: European Voluntary Service
Position: Volunteer
Responsibilities:

  • Preparing maps of the project sites by using ArcGIS Program
  • Recording and monitoring of reptiles and amphibians, fish species, funguses, species of bats, flora, habitat types, mammal species, invertebrate species and bird species

Period (From – To): August 2011-January 2013
Company/Organization: The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats
Project Name: TÜRKİYE İŞ BANKASI 81 Cities 81 Forests
Position: Project Assistant
Responsibilities:

  • Controlling of plantation areas for soil preparation, sapling planting, and success of plants
  • Preparing formal reports of plantation areas for supporters

Period (From – To): August 2011-January 2013
Company/Organization: The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats
Project Name: KOÇ HOLDİNG Forest for my country
Position: Project Assistant
Responsibilities:

  • Controlling of plantation areas for soil preparation, sapling planting, and success of plants
  • Preparing formal reports of plantation areas for supporters

Period (From – To): August 2011-January 2013
Company/Organization: The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats
Project Name: NESTLE Raising of quality and efficiency in Pistachio production
Position: Project Assistant
Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of experts in project site
  • Developing technical reports for Pistachio farmers
  • Preparing project reports following work plan
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