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Studying with Dr. Burley has enhanced my professional experience and increased my knowledge, which is very important for my research activities. I will benefit from his experience in Turkey in the future.

Photo of Ruya Yilmaz.
Dr. Rüya Yilmaz is an associate arofessor of landscape architecture, at the Namik Kemal University in Turkey.

Landscape Architecture at MSU merges ideology, design, technology and ecology in order to create a sustainable world. For this purpose, I visited MSU in the summer of 2013 to work with Dr. Jon Bryan Burley, giving me an opportunity to improve our relationship and follow the latest achievements on our subjects.

Studying with Dr. Burley has enhanced my professional experience and increased my knowledge, which is very important for my research activities. I will benefit from his experience in Turkey in the future. This visit is important for me in terms of establishing professional relationships by collaborating and exchanging views with other researchers in the Landscape Architecture Program at MSU.

Dr. Rüya Yilmaz is an Associate Professor of landscape architecture. She is a member of the Landscape Architecture Department bound to Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty of Namik Kemal University in Turkey. She received her BS in Horticulture from the University of Trakya-Türkiye, a Master of Ornamental Plants from the same University, and a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from Ege University in Izmır-Turkey.

She has also worked as Deputy Mayor of Tekirdağ Municipality for two years in Turkey. She was Director of Hayrabolu Vocational College of Namik Kemal University in 2006-2010.

Her research subjects are: Landscape reclamation, landscape management, landscape ecology, landscape planning, environmental problems, natural vegetation, ornamental plant material, social research in landscape architecture, and land use planning.

She has published multiple articles and abstracts related to landscape architecture. She is a member of the Balkan Environmental Association (BENA),
Turkish Ecolog Association, and a member of Colloquim on Cooperation the Academic Members of Landscape Architects in Turkey (PEMAT).


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