Dr. Beyza Sat Gungor is specialized on the subjects of landscape ecology, landscape analysis, zoning conservation areas, plant compositions and determining hotspots on natural lands. Dr. Gungor obtained her B.Sc. as top of her class from the Istanbul University, Forestry Faculty, Landscape Architecture Department in 1999; then she orderly obtained her M.Sc. in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2009 from Science Institute of Istanbul University. Her Ph.D. thesis was on the subject of Landscape Ecology with the title “Landscape Analysis for the Ecological Planning at the Example of Kazdagi National Park”, which proposed zoning plans of Kazdagi National Park by considering the balance of usage and conservation based upon landscape analysis results.
After a short period experiment in a large construction firm’s landscape architecture department, she worked as a research assistant at Istanbul University, Forestry Faculty, Landscape Architecture department between the years 2000-2009. She experienced managing projects, conducting research studies, writing essays and articles, conducting board studies on establishment of arboretums and botanical gardens and international or national congresses and seminars.
Dr. Gungor has experience of teaching over a span of 15 years on subjects of landscape design and planning, landscape ecology, plant material, planting design in both private and public universities. She has worked as visiting scholar at Toledo University, Environmental Sciences Department, in 2014. She has received the visiting faculty award of Toledo University with the proposal titled “The Relation between Environmental Protection Conscious and Plant Identification in Urban Parks”. She has also been a professional member of IALE (International Association of Landscape Ecology) and IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations). She has been working as an assistant professor in Architecture and Design Faculty of Ozyegin University since 2013.
Research areas: Landscape ecology, Landscape analysis, Plant compositions, Zoning of conservation areas.