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Southwest Anatolia Forest Research Institute

Short name
SAFRI

Country
Turkey
Role
SAFRI can take office in some parts of Module 1. Land-use/land cover change and fire mapping (WP1.1 and WP1.3) will be done at Serik and Manavgat localities in Antalya-Turkey (Tasks of 1.1.1., 1.1.2., 1.1.3.). Historical socio-economic changes and their relations with current fire regime will also be defined for the same localities (Task of 1.3.2).
Work packages
Members
Experience
The team leader who focuses on vegetation ecology is now leading a joint project titled “Analysis of the succession and structural changes during vegetation regeneration on the site of Pinus brutia forests” with Slovenian Institute of Biology. He also has studies in some projects of SAFRI related to silviculture and vegetation ecology, both as a leader or participant. One of the members of our team, Ufuk Cosgun, is an expert on socioeconomic issues of Turkish and especially Mediterranean Forestry. Other member, Cumhur Güngöroğlu, is an expert on remote sensing and Biotope mapping.
Brief description of the legal entity
SAFRI is promoted to identify the problems encountered in forestry practices and do scientific researches on related topics, transfer the results and the knowledge to forest management by publications and seminars. It consist of 25 researchers working on different topics such as, silviculture, forest management, forest ecology, forest tree breeding, forest socio-economic etc.

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