Professor Nüzhet Dalfes, widely known for his work in the fields of climatology, paleoclimatology, ecology, and applied informatics, is the guest of the seventh program of the seminar series “A Common Horizon for Humanity and the Planet”, which will be broadcasted live on the Cappadocia University YouTube channel on Monday, February 28 at 19:00, Turkish time.
Reflecting his current engagement in work on regional climate change, ecosystem modelling, and ecological informatics, his program is entitled “Global Change, Science, and Society” and will be moderated by assistant professor Sinan Akıllı of Cappadocia University.
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Professor Nüzhet Dalfes, who has been working in the fields of climatology, paleoclimatology, ecology, and applied informatics for many years, completed his undergraduate education in Physics at Boğaziçi University in 1975, his master’s education in Geophysics Engineering at İstanbul Technical University in 1977, and his doctorate in Space Physics and Astronomy at Rice University (USA) in 1984. In the following years, he continued his research at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory in France and at the TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center in Turkey. Between 1990 and 1992, he worked as associate professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Boğaziçi University where he taught courses on ecology as well as on climatology. In 1992, he started working at İstanbul Technical University where he designed and taught courses on ecology at the then newly-founded Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. For many years he served as administrator of the various academic units specializing on informatics and earth sciences. Currently, he is engaged in research on regional climate change, ecosystem modelling, and ecological informatics. Since 2012, he has been endeavoring to establish in Turkey a phenology network (TR Pheno) based on ‘citizen science’ and a monitoring system of ‘pheno cameras’.
Assistant Professor at Cappadocia University
Sinan Akıllı is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Director of School of Graduate Studies and Research at Cappadocia University. He also serves as co-editor-in-chief of Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities. Akıllı completed his undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University in 1999 and his MA and PhD in British Cultural Studies at the same university in 2001 and 2005 respectively. His current research combines the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel with the emerging field of critical animal studies.