Assc. Prof. Dr. H. Baris TECIMEN is a teaching - research academic staff in Istanbul University Faculty of Forestry, Soil Science and Ecology Department since 1998. His study objectives are forest ecosystems, mountainous lands, soil properties change along edaphic and physiographical gradients, forest floor properties and soil nitrogen cycle. His MS and PhD dessertations were about determination of total nitrogen and organic matter contents on recently abandoned open coal mine residuals and to illuminate the relations between release cuttings and differentiation the amount of total nitrogen. He has joined into several TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) projects as a research staff that was for investigation of growth relations of black pine, the microfungal flora of orchid species in Turkey and plant communities, composition and along with edaphic factors. He has been to Munich – Germany at Helmholtz Zentrum at Soil Ecology Institute during 2012 winter and joined to the studies on research isotopic N15 and C13 measurements at the samples taken from Research Platform Scheyern with research group under Prof. Jean Charles Munch and Dr. Karin Pritsch with Dr. Jurgen Esperschutz. He visited the lab of University of Vermont Plant and Soil Science Dept. as a guest scholar of Prof. Dr. Josef Gorres in the winter of 2013 for 3 months to work on questions of how the biogeochemistry of soil aggregates created by earthworms differed from those that had not been touched by earthworms. Specifically he addressed questions about the relationship among calcium and nitrogen processes and greenhouse gas emissions. He presented his work as a poster at SSSA 2013 Annual Meeting at Tampa FL. His recent studies are on soil plant interactions, soil protection and greenhouse gas release from soil to atmosphere in context of different land use types.
Soil biogeochemistry; Soil-plant relationships; Mountainous land ecosystems; Greenhouse gas release from soil; Soil ecology; Soil microbial ecology; Earthworm-soil interactions.