Can Vatandaşlar

Can Vatandaşlar
Artvin Coruh Universitesi · Forest Management Dept.

PhD
Currently works as an academic at the Faculty of Forestry, Artvin Coruh University.

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July 2012 - December 2020
Artvin Coruh Universitesi
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2012 - present
Artvin Coruh Universitesi
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2012 - February 2021
Artvin Coruh Universitesi
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2013 - January 2015
Artvin Coruh Universitesi
Field of study
  • Forest Engineering
September 2009 - January 2012
Istanbul University
Field of study
  • Forest Engineering
October 2003 - January 2009
Istanbul University
Field of study
  • Forest Engineering

Publications

Publications (37)
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Forest inventories require up-to-date data on dominant tree height and stand top height from forest sample plots. These data are used to characterize the vertical structure of forests, providing a baseline for volume and yield tables as well as many other biomass studies. Obtaining height information through ground measurement is laborious, costly,...
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Bu çalışmanın amacı; (i) orman envanterlerinde mobil lazer tarama (LiDAR) teknolojisinden yararlanma olanaklarını araştırmak ve (ii) meşcere parametrelerine ilişkin LiDAR verilerini, uygulamada tespit edilen değerlerle karşılaştırmaktır. Bu doğrultuda, Şavşat’ta arazi ölçümleri gerçekleştirilen örnek alanlar el tipi LiDAR cihazı ile taranmıştır. Da...
Conference Paper
Bu çalışma ile 22 Temmuz 2021 tarihinde Arhavi’de gerçekleşen sel ve taşkının oluşumunda etkin rol oynayan çeşitli havza karakteristiklerinin değerlendirilmesi amaçlanmıştır. Bu amaç kapsamında; a) orman, mera, çay ve fındıklık arazi kullanımlarında yağışlar sonrası gerçekleşen yüzeysel akış miktarları, b) dere kenarı/şev (kanal ve oyuntu) erozyonu...
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Orman ekosistemlerinin sürdürülebilir şekilde yönetimi için periyodik orman envanterleri yapılmaktadır. Orman envanteri kapsamında ağaçların çap, boy, hacim gibi yapısal özelliklerinin arazide geleneksel (yersel) ölçme teknikleriyle çıkarılması oldukça masraflı ve zahmetli olmaktadır. Lazer sensörleri ve diğer elektronik aygıtlardaki teknolojik gel...
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Ecosystem services (ES) have become one of the most popular concepts in environmental research over the last decades. Nevertheless, the concept is quite new for the Turkish forestry sector. The number of national ES studies is very limited, and they have been conducted in recent years. Moreover, the term ES is often confused with forest functions (...
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Many dendrometric parameters have been estimated by light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology over the last two decades. Handheld mobile laser scanning (HMLS), in particular, has come into prominence as a cost-effective data collection method for forest inventories. However, most pilot studies were performed in domesticated landscapes, where t...
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Forest ecosystems play a crucial role in mitigating global climate change by forming massive carbon sinks. Their carbon stocks and stock changes need to be quantified for carbon budget balancing and international reporting schemes. However, direct sampling and biomass weighing may not always be possible for quantification studies conducted in large...
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Forest inventory (FI) surveys are cumbersome when field measurements are performed by manual means. We propose a semi-automated data collection approach using handheld mobile laser scanning (HMLS) to estimate and map key FI parameters. To this end, machine learning (e.g., random forest classifier for tree detection) and innovative algorithms (e.g.,...
Thesis
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Toprak erozyonuyla oluşan arazi tahribatı, dünyanın birçok yerinde olduğu gibi Türkiye’de de en önemli çevresel sorunlardan biridir. Orman ekosistemleri, doğru yönetildikleri takdirde, bu sorunun çözümünde kilit rol oynamaktadırlar. Bu rolün daha da etkinleştirilmesi için ormanların odun üretimi gibi ekonomik fonksiyonlarının yanı sıra, erozyonu ön...
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Forest inventory (FI) is the most challenging stage of forest management and planning process. Therefore, in situ surveys are often reinforced by modern remote sensing (RS) methods for collecting forestry-related data more efficiently. This study tests a state-of-the-art data collection method for practical use in Turkish FI system for the first ti...
Technical Report
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The Ecosystem Services Valuation Database (ESVD) is a follow-up to the “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB) database which contained over 1,300 data points from 267 case studies on monetary values of ecosystem services across all biomes. The TEEB database had not been updated since 2010 and naturally many gaps exist across biomes,...
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Erosion is one of the most significant environmental problems in Turkey and many other regions of the world. Thus, appropriate erosion control services can help reduce soil loss and maintain ecosystem services (ES). Forests play a crucial role in this process as they are very useful in erosion control when properly managed. This chapter depicts a c...
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Carbon dioxide is one of the most important greenhouse gases responsible for global climate change. Terrestrial ecosystems are widely recognized as useful mechanisms, as they store large quantities of carbon in their bodies. In this context, the present study aims at analyzing carbon stocks in forest (both productive and degraded), grassland, and a...
Conference Paper
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Ecological indicators are developed to provide information on ecosystem services (ES). Thus, decision-makers are informed to assess and manage the ES in a sustainable manner. Countries may apply different ES indicators in their assessments. Some of these indicators are useful while the impact of others is questionable. The present paper aims to (i)...
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Forests offer a myriad of benefits to people including cultural, provisioning, and regulating ecosystem services (ES). Erosion control, as a regulating ES, is of crucial importance to sustainable use of soil and land resources toward land degradation neutrality (LDN) vision, especially for countries suffering from severe erosion rates such as Turke...
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The effect of greenhouse gases on climate change is of great importance. In this context, forest ecosystems are seen as a critical mechanism in reducing carbon emissions by storing large quantities of carbon in vegetation and soil. The aim of this study was to compare and monitor biomass carbon sequestered in a range of forest structures subject to...
Conference Paper
Ecosystems offer a dozen of services that are of crucial importance to both the earth and humankind. In order to assess, map and model these services, appropriate and useful indicators are needed for each individual service. Thus, balanced and rational use of the natural resources as well as their benefits could be ensured in a sustainable manner....
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Coruh River basin predominantly characterized by its vast grasslands and by potential biodiversity richness due to its climatic and topographic variation throughout the basin. Despite its well-known ecolog- ical importance, there is not much work conducted in the basin that deals with the estimation of biomass and carbon storage of the grassland. T...
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Vegetation on earth surface is the integral part of the world ecosystems in functioning for varying spatial and temporal scales. Along with other benefits, land-use as a forest can dramatically reduce the soil erosion and water pollution by protecting the soil surface from erosive effects of rainfall. The objective of this study was to determine ri...
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Monitoring of temporal and ecological changes of protected areas with fragmentation analysis: A case study from Karagöl-Sahara National Park Protected areas are one of the most effective mechanisms for conserving biodiversity on Earth. In order to maintain sustainable management of protected areas and to ensure the continuity of the habitat types...
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Vegetative cover on the surface of earth is the most important part of the world ecosystems in varying scale. Beside all other benefits, land-cover as forest can dramatically reduce the soil erosion by protecting the soil surface from the erosive effects of rainfall. The goal of this study is to assess surface soil erosion risk using RUSLE methodol...
Article
Forest inventory programs involve not only inventorying the tree species’ traits but also inventorying the number of wildlife species and their habitats. Brown bear is one of the threatened wildlife species and its habitat must be protected during the natural resources planning processes. Thus, knowing absolute abundance and spatial distribution of...
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Vegetation cover is regarded as one of the most important protection measures for controlling soil erosion caused by water. Numerous articles have been published about the fact that more delicate, practical, and reliable estimations can be made through normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) for calculating “cover management (C) factor” in th...
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Opportunities of forest roads usage as emergency access road for natural disaster Abstract: This study was carried out to examine the applicability of forest roads as emergency access and evacuation corridor for an alternative to motorways following a prospective earthquake in Istanbul. For this purpose, various disaster scenarios were created in t...
Thesis
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Bitki örtüsü; toprak erozyonunun kontrol altına alınması ve su kaynaklarının kalitesinin arttırılmasında en önemli koruma önlemlerinden biri olarak kabul edilmektedir. Potansiyel yüzey erozyonunun tahmininde günümüzde en yaygın kullanılan model olan Yenilenmiş Evrensel Toprak Kaybı Eşitliği’ndeki (YETKE/RUSLE) “bitki örtüsü ve ürün yönetimi faktörü...
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Türkiye yüzölçümünün % 57’si dağlık arazi sınıfına giren yüksek ve engebeli bir topografyaya sahiptir. Ormanlarımızın çok büyük bir bölümü de dağlık arazilerde yer almaktadır. Ormanlarımızda yürütülmekte olan kesim, taşıma, ağaçlandırma, silvikültürel müdahaleler, yangınla mücadele, rekreasyonel faaliyetler gibi etkinlikler için gerekli olan ulaşım...

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Projects (5)
Project
The objective of this project is to develop forest fuel and forest fire risk-danger mapping system which can provide fuel, and fire risk- danger maps for a given place with high spatial/temporal resolution and accuracy to fire management organizations. “Forest Fuel Mapping and Fire Risk-Danger Potential Assessment System (ORYAM-SIS)” will be the first attempt to develop a software in the country with novel modeling, system architecture and algorithms and will have the potential to use in the fire management organizations operationally in national level.
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Forest inventory (FI) is the most challenging phase of the forest management and planning process. For this reason, on-site surveys are often powered by modern remote sensing (RS) methods to collect forest-related data more efficiently. This project investigates the state-of-the-art data collection method for the first time practical use in the Turkish FI system. For this purpose, forest sampling lands traditionally measured to collect dendrometric data in Artvin and Saçınka Forest Enterprises. Each plot will then be scanned using a handheld mobile laser scanning (HMLS) device. HMLS data will be compared with basic FI measurements and ground measurements. We will investigate whether the HMLS method meets accuracy standards for most FI measurements, except for stand height. Thus, the Turkish FI system can take advantage of this new technology that supports the implementation of sound forest management and planning.