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B. Ayça Ataç

Research assistant & PhD student

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Phone: 0231 755-8914

Fax: 0231 755-4886

Office: GB III, Room 3.221

Office hours: By arrangement

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Ayça focuses in her research and teaching on property rights & climate change. She is currently preparing her PhD in this area.


Buse Ayça Ataç graduated with a master’s degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara. During her study she focused on environmental protection. In her master thesis she analyzed environmental issues in a protected natural area. In addition, she was a member of the Student Organization for Environmental Protection at my university. She also has a minor degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and worked three years in this field.

Ataç, B.  Ayça, & Hartmann, Thomas (2022). Climate change and property rights: Challenges for land policy. In: P. Pereira & C. S. S. Ferreira (Eds.), Urban Soil and Water Degradation. Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.apmp.2022.10.013

Ataç, B. Ayça 2021. “Reading the Complexity of The ‘Fringe’ From a Perspective of Territorial and Historical Change: The Case of Datça, Muğla.” Middle East Technical University, Ankara. (Master Thesis)

Ataç, B. Ayça, Cenan, D., Çetinkaya, A., Şahin, N., Sanli, K., Koç, Z., Kısa, A. (2020). “Methodology of the Turkey’s National Geographic Information System Integration Project”. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Open Science Index 164, International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 14(8), 196 - 204.

Ataç, B. Ayça, & Çamiçi, S. (2018). “Examination of Orthoimagery Data Specification According to the INSPIRE Directive”. Remote Sensing and GIS Symposium, Eskişehir. (Conference Paper)

Esenboğa, A. E., Ataç, B. Ayça, Memiş, C. E., Ergenekon E. D., Hatiçoğlu M., and Özok, S. 2019. The Transformation into a Metropolitan City by Law: The Law No. 6360 and the Example of Eskişehir (in Turkish: Yasayla Metrolopiten Kent Olmak: 6360 Sayılı Kanun ve Eskişehir Örneği). edited by Ersoy, M. and Şengül, H.T. Middle East Technical University, Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments. (Unpublished Book)

Speaker at the 22nd International Conference on Geoplanning and GIS (ICGGIS 2020) in Barcelona

Moderator of Turkey’s National Geographic Information System (TUCBS) Training Workshop organized by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Netcad Software Company

Participant of a conference on the establishment of Turkey’s National Geographic Information System (TUCBS) organized by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

Contestant in the Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems Symposium 2018 in Eskişehir

Participant in the World Urbanism Colloquium in Trabzon

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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