Established in 2010, the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Management is one of the newest natural source programs in Turkey. The mission of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Management is to develop an education and research program using state of the art technology, in an attempt to conserving and managing wildlife and their habitats considering social, recreational, ecological, and economic factors. A main goal of the department is to educate students to enable the sustainability of wild animals and their habitats. As a result of four year education program, BS (Bachelor of Science) students will graduate as individuals with strong skills in wildlife biology and ecology, wildlife habitats, wildlife diseases, wetlands, forest ecosystems, game management, freshwater fishes, and ecotourism. Students have not yet been accepted to the Department. The preparations go on about the programs including BS and MS (Master of Science). Our department has four faculty members (two in Wildlife Ecology Division and two members in Wildlife Management Division)

Our university campus is located in a transition zone between steppe and the Mediterranean climate and therefore, closes to a diverse of natural ecosystems. Besides, several Nature and National Parks with high plant and animal diversity are located in this region.  Accordingly, that the campus closes to these special sites is a great opportunity to conduct wildlife research and conservation projects. Students will be trained to apply their acquired theoretical knowledge in practice through field trips in these natural lands with unique scenery and biodiversity. Also, students will make a camp in the entertaining and interesting field trips.  


Head of Department

Prof. Dr. İbrahim ÖZDEMİR


Vice Head of Department

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şengül AKSAN



Division of Wildlife Management

The division conducts education and research about conservation, monitoring and planning natural ecosystems that meet the habitat requirements of wild animals, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology.

Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. İbrahim ÖZDEMİR

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet MERT (Head of Division)


Division of Wildlife Ecology

The division conducts education and research about wildlife biology, wildlife nutrition, wildlife inventory, population ecology, conservation biology, and animal behaviors. 


Academic Staff

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasin ÜNAL (Head of Division)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şengül AKSAN



The staff in the Department endeavor to conserve and restore natural ecosystems that provide habitat for a number of wild animals. They conduct research on a wide variety of ecological and conservation issues. We focus on wildlife ecology, conservation biology, game management, relations between wild animals and forest structure, rehabilitation and restoration of wildlife habitats. Some examples of our ongoing or finished research projects are; i) Modeling bird species richness using landscape diversity metrics in Agricultural farmlands, ii) The ecology and habitat preferences of Cervus Dama L., iii) Relations between forest stand structure and bird species, iv) Effects of forestry operations on wildlife, v) Modeling distribution of wild mammals, vi) Nature education projects for a wide range of society.


Coordinator of Mevlana

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasin ÜNAL

Coordinator of Erasmus

Prof. Dr. İbrahim ÖZDEMİR

Coordinator of Farabi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şengül AKSAN