Discovered and Going Extinct! The Effects of Human Activity on Turkey’s Plant Biodiversity

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Date and time Wednesday 15 June 2022
17:00 - 18:30 (London BST)
19:00 - 20:30 (Ankara UTC+3)

Speakers Necmi Aksoy
Düzce University
Ahmet Emre Yaprak
Ankara University
Mehmet Ceylan
Düzce University

Event Summary

RESCHEDULED DUE TO POWER CUT IN ANKARA

Nature has a right to die as well as a right to live, but without human influence… The ‘Discovered and Going Extinct!’ documentary was prepared to inspire and urge people to reconsider their relationship with their environment. With Mehmet Ceyhan’s contributions as the director and producer of this short documentary, Necmi Aksoy and Ahmet Emre Yaprak will discuss the issues in sustainable conservation of biodiversity, with a particular focus on the adverse consequences of human activity on plant diversity in Turkey.

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Event Speakers

Necmi Aksoy

Düzce University

Necmi Aksoy is a professor in Düzce University, Department of Forest Botany. His main research interests are dendrology, herbaria, arboreta and botanical gardens, invasive plant species, plant systematics and sociology. He is the curator of the Düzce University Herbarium (DUOF) and a director of the Düzce University Ornamental and Medicinal Plants Research, Production, and Application Center which were established to preserve the plant biodiversity in the West Black Sea Region of Turkey. He is one of the contributors to the ‘Illustrated Flora of Turkey’ project with his work on woody taxa in Turkey. He is a member of several environmental and botanical foundations such as Cultural Awareness Foundation, Royal Forestry Society, TEMA, and EADVS. He has been working as the project consultant at the BIAA Herbarium Digitalization Project since January 2021.

Ahmet Emre Yaprak

Ankara University

Mehmet Ceylan

Düzce University