Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Ozyavuz was born in 1976 in Turkey and lived there until coming to Ankara (Turkey) in 1999. He studied Landscape Architecture at the Ankara University and obtained B.S. degree in 1999. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Landscape Architecture Department of Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences in 2003 and July 2008, respectively (M. S. Thesis, Arboretum Planning Principles and Thrace University Güllapoğlu Arboretum Landscape Planning Studies, Ph.D. thesis, Planning of İğneada – Demirköy Part of Yildiz Mountains as a Biosphere Reserve). During his Ph.D. studies, he mostly worked on Landscape Planning, Protected Areas, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. Now, Dr. Ozyavuz is an Associate Professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architect, Namık Kemal University. He has many national and international publications and has worked on many research projects.