Texas A&M University
Dr. Burak Güneralp is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining TAMU, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University and at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research interests center on socio-economic and environmental problems of contemporary urbanization, particularly in relation to urban sustainability. He uses various theoretical frameworks and methodologies, in particular, systems analysis and geospatial analysis. He served as a coordinating lead author for the United Nations Cities and Biodiversity Outlook, the first comprehensive global assessment of the links between urbanization, biodiversity, and ecosystems. He has also served as a contributing author for the chapter on Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. Since 2014, he is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).