Professor Nilgül Karadeniz studied Landscape Architecture at Ankara University. Since 1998 she has been affiliated to Ankara University as an academic staff and since 2010 as Professor in Landscape Architecture. Her recent research has focused on participatory GIS- Landscape Planning, conservation and management of sensitive ecosystems, landscape biography and the relationship between climate change and urban expansion – transformation. She was a visiting researcher at AGH Science and Technology University (Kraków-Poland), North Carolina University (Raleigh-USA) and Kassel University (Germany). She had been editorial board member of SCI-expanded journals. She is former Vice President and Executive Committee member of European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), and is currently Chair of the LE:NOTRE Institute.