Ali Kerem Saysel

Head of Environmental Sciences Division
Office: 
HKC-207
e-mail: 
ali.saysel@boun.edu.tr
Phone: 
+90 212 359 7252
Interest Areas: 

Socio-ecological sustainability

Systems thinking, modelling and simulation

Policy at the water-food-energy nexus

Education: 

Ph. D., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1999

M.S., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1993

B.S., Department of Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1990

Academic Career: 

Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2014- Present

Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2006-2014

Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University,Istanbul, 2004-2006

Associate Professor, Department of Information Science - System Dynamics Group, University of Bergen, Bergen, 2001-2004

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, College of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, 2000

Research Assistant, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 1991-1999

Recent Projects: 
  1. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): "Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in the Ichel Watershed in Moldova: A system Dynamics Approach", 2015-
  2. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): "Systems Approach and Simulation Modeling for Sustainable Management of Groundwater Commons", 2016-2017.
  3. Horizon2020, Environment and Resources: "Green growth and win-win strategies for sustainable climate action.", Local principle investigator, 2015-2018.
  4. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “Misperceptions of soil nutrient dynamics and fertilizer overuse: An experimental evaluation”, 2012-2014.
  5. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “Teaching dynamic environmental problems to seventh graders with systems approach”, 2011-2013 (Co P.I. Zerrin Doğança).
Selected Publications: 
  1. Saysel, A. K. (forthcoming in 2017). Role of Information Feedback in Soil Nitrogen Management: Results form a Dynamic Simulation Game, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, special issue in System Dynamics. DOI: 10.1002/sres.2466
  2. Doğança Z., A. K. Saysel. (forthcoming in 2017). Developing Seventh Graders’ Understanding of Complex Environmental Problems with Systems Tools and Representations: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Research in Science Education. DOI: DOI 10.1007/s11165-017-9620-8
  3. Öztürk, M., N. Copty, A. K. Saysel. 2013. Modelling the Impact of Land Use Change on the Hydrology of a Rural Watershed, Journal of Hydrology, V. 497, pp. 97-109.
  4. Saysel, A. K., M. Hekimoğlu. 2013. Exploring the Options for Carbon Dioxide Mitigation in Turkish Electric Power Industry, Energy Policy, V. 60, pp. 675-686.
  5. Moxnes, E.,  Saysel A. K. 2009. Misperceptions of global climate change: Information policies, Climatic Change, 93: 15-37.