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Dr. Burak Güneralp
Burak Güneralp
Phone:
(979) 845-6422
Email:
bguneralp@tamu.edu
Office:
804 O&M
Address:

Texas A&M University
MS 3147 
College Station, Texas 77843


Degrees:

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, 2006

M.S. Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey, Industrial Engineering, 2000

B.S. Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, Industrial Engineering, 1997

Awards:

2012 - Chinese Academy Of Sciences Fellowship for Young International Scientists

2006 - Honorable Mention, Dana Meadows Student Paper Award

2006 - System Dynamics Society

2005 - Honorable Mention, Dana Meadows Student Paper Award

2005 - System Dynamics Society

2003 - Honorary Prize, Robert Bohrer Workshop for Student Papers in Statistics

2003 - University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2001 - Graduate Fellowship, O’Dell Grant in Soil Science

2001 - University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Courses:

Systems Modeling of the Environment (FES 77016) (graduate level)

Natural Hazards (GEOG360W), writing intensive (undergraduate level)

Undergraduate Research (GEOG491)


Burak Güneralp

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Urbanization, global change, and sustainability
  • Interactions between socio-economic and biophysical systems
  • Causes and consequences of urban expansion
  • Systems analysis and modeling of environmental change, including spatially explicit applications
  • Geospatial analysis of land change

Selected Publications

  • Güneralp B, İ Güneralp and Y Liu. 2015. Changing global patterns of urban exposure to flood and drought hazards. Global Environmental Change 31: 217-225. Link
  • Conde D, F Colchero, B Güneralp, M Gusset, B Skolnik, M Parr, O Byers, K Johnson, G Young, N Flesness, H. Possingham and JE Fa. 2015. Opportunities and costs for preventing vertebrate extinctions. Current Biology 25(6): R219-R221. Link
  • Güneralp B, AS Perlstein and KC Seto. 2015.  Balancing urban growth and ecological conservation: A challenge for planning and governance in China. Ambio (published online first). Link
  • McDonald R, B Güneralp, W Zipperer and PJ Marcotullio. 2014. The future of global urbanization and the environment. Solutions 5(6): 60-69. Link
  • Dhakal S, KC Seto; A Bigio, H Blanco, GC Delgado, D Dewar, L Huang, A Inaba, A Kansal, S Lwasa, J McMahon, D Mueller, J Murakami, H Nagendra, A Ramaswami; B Güneralp (contributing author) et al. 2014. Chapter 12: Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning in Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Güneralp B, KC Seto, and M Ramachandran. 2013. Evidence of urban land teleconnections and impacts on hinterlands. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5(5): 445-451. Link
  • Duer-Balkind M, KR Jacobs, B Güneralp and X Basurto. 2013. Resilience, social-ecological rules, and environmental variability in a two-species artisanal fishery. Ecology & Society 18(4): 50 Link
  • Güneralp B and KC Seto. 2013. Futures of global urban expansion: uncertainties and implications for biodiversity conservation Environmental Research Letters 8: 014025. Link Download the Individual Forecasts of Urban Expansion in the Biodiversity Hotspots
  • Güneralp B, M Reilly and KC Seto. 2012. Capturing multiscalar feedbacks in urban land change: a coupled system dynamics spatial logistic approach. Environment and Planning B 39(5): 858-879. Link
  • Seto KC, B Güneralp and LR Hutyra. 2012. Global forecasts of urban expansion to 2030 and impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(40): 16083-16088. Link   Download the Probabilistic Urban Forecast Data
  • Güneralp B and KC Seto. 2012. Can gains in efficiency offset the resource demands and CO2 emissions from constructing and operating the built environment? Applied Geography 32(1): 40-50. Link
  • Seto KC, M Fragkias, B Güneralp and M Reilly. 2011. A meta-analysis of global urban land expansion. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23777. Link
  • Güneralp B and KC Seto. 2008. Environmental impacts of urban growth from an integrated dynamic perspective: a case study of Shenzhen, South China. Global Environmental Change 18(4): 720-735. Link
  • Güneralp B. 2007. An improved formal approach to demographic loop analysis. Ecology 88(8): 2124-2131 Link Download the DLA Tool
  • Güneralp B. 2006. Towards coherent loop dominance analysis: progress in eigenvalue elasticity analysis. System Dynamics Review 22(3): 263-289. Link
  • Güneralp B. and Y Barlas. 2003. Dynamic modelling of a shallow freshwater lake for ecological and economic sustainability. Ecological Modelling.167(1-2): 115-138. Link

Additional Information

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, Jan 2010–present
  • Lecturer, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, Sep 2009–Dec 2009
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, Sep 2008–Aug 2009
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Nov 2006–Aug 2008
  • Intern, Millennium Institute, Arlington VA, Jun 2006–Aug 2006
  • Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2000–Oct 2006
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, Sep 1997–Jul 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Ecological Society of America
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • System Dynamics Society
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