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Research topic: Resistance and resilience of Mediterranean vegetation to climate change and fire regime changes
Education: PhD on Ecology (2022), MSc on Silviculture (2013), BSc on Forest Engineering (2008)
Current position: Forest ecology consultant
Irem Tüfekcioğlu has a B.Sc. degree in Forest Engineering, M.Sc. in Silviculture and PhD in Ecology. She currently is a PostDoc in Ecology and her research focuses on the resistance and resilience capacities of maquis vegetation under climate change to reveal conservation strategies and their integration into the forest management plans.
She has 10 years of working experience in the field of forestry implementations, nature conservation approaches, field surveys on biodiversity and protected areas management planning. She volunteered for WWF Turkey and Natura2000 Center of Management Body of Mountain Parnonas&Moustos Wetland Greece. She worked as a forestry/silviculture expert in Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) and Nature Conservation Centre (DKM).
During her career, Ms. Tüfekcioğlu has involved in many projects (in partnership with UNDP, FAO, General Directorate of Forestry, Rufford Foundation) which she was coordinating flora and fauna experts to gather literature and field data, determine priority areas, develop recommendations considering conservation approaches and their integration into forest management plans for strengthened sustainable forestry practices. In addition, she was in charge of several endemic plant conservation projects and of developing post-fire restoration recommendations.
She also carried out intensive field studies for high value forests in Erzurum Region, maquis vegetation and burned areas in Marmaris Region and tree microhabitats in Belgrade Forest to collect field data, conduct data analysis and develop conservation strategies.
Her full CV.