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Ali Kerem Saysel, Ph.D.


Institute of Environmental  Sciences




Boğaziši University, 34342 Bebek İstanbul

tel: +90 212 3597252; fax: +90 212 2575033

ali.saysel at boun.edu.tr


Research & Teaching

BS in Industrial Engineering (Bogazici University, 1990), MS and PhD in Environmental Sciences and Technology (Bogazici University 1993 and 1999). An interdisciplinary scholar on social-ecological resilience and sustainability transformations. Specialist in the field of System Dynamics for modeling and simulation of dynamically complex problems. Practicing systems thinking, dynamic modeling, simulation, interactive gaming and participatory processes for resource management, policy design and building foresight on sustainable futures. A particular focus is the food-water-energy-ecosystems nexus, e.g. irrigation schemes, agricultural systems, fisheries, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
A member of the International System Dynamics Society and an associate editor of the System Dynamics Review (2016-). Member of the IPBES Task Force on Scenarios and Models (2019-22). Apart from system dynamics, affiliated with the fields of ecological economics and political ecology.
Current research and teaching involve:
Innovative and Sustainable Groundwater Management in the Mediterranean. Principal investigator. PRIMA ľ Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Med Area (2020-23) with seven Mediterranean Partners;
Soil salinity and sodicity management by sustainable irrigation practices in Konya Plain, Turkey. WP3 Leader. Principal investigators: N. Copty and M. Babaei, Newton Institutional Link Grand between UK and Turkey (2019-21);
Systems Analysis MOOCs for Sustainability Transformation, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education KA203 (2020-23), Coordinator: UiB, Erling Moxnes, with six European partners.

Ali Saysel's     CV

Ali Saysel's     publications

Courses:            ESc 577: Dynamic Modeling of Socio-Ecological Systems (Fall)

                            ESc 578: Systems and Sustainability (Spring)

                            ESc 307: Social Ecology (Fall)

                            IE 484: Simulation Gaming and Decision Experimentation

commentaries on climate, energy, food, water and vision (in Turkish)

Links to professional pages

                            System Dynamics Society

                            International Society of Ecological Economics

                            Political Ecology network

                            Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services