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Semiha Demirbaş Çağlayan

Semiha Demirbaş Çağlayan

Research Associate, Synergies of Planetary Health Research Initiative

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Semiha Demirbaş Çağlayan, PhD, is a landscape ecologist, who has specialized in ecosystem services mapping, climate change vulnerability analysis and multi-criteria optimization tools for forestry, urban planning, and agricultural sectors. Semiha is an activist and nature enthusiast with a passion for science.

Semiha holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Earth System Science at Middle East Technical University (METU) in biodiversity monitoring. She gained research experience during her doctoral studies through a fellowship from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research, where she conducted an ecosystem mapping of the Mediterranean region. She focused on landscape-level change and indicators for understanding climate change and biodiversity loss problems.

In addition to her doctoral studies, Semiha has over 14 years of experience as a GIS, remote sensing, and modelling analyst in nature conservation and sustainable resource management projects in NGOs. She specialized in climate change modelling and adaptation.

At the Dahdaleh Institute, she is a research associate with the Synergies of Planetary Health Research Initiative, and she is interested in spatial planning and optimizing nature-based solutions in urban contexts considering health and other co-benefits.


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