Dr Recep Efe completed his BA at the Department of Geography at Istanbul University, and received his MSc and PhD from the Institute of Marine Sciences and Geography at the same university. He has authored and edited 34 national and international books on geography, ecology, and published more than 120 papers in the fields of ecology, human-natural environment interactions, ecotourism, and biogeography. In addition, he has acted as editor and guest editor of journals such as Journal of Environmental Biology, Human Geographies, and Geographical Forum. He conducts studies and projects in the fields of ecology, ecosystem analysis, geomorphology, vegetation, biogeography, land degradation, land use, and ecotourism. Dr Münir Ozturk holds a DSc in Plant Ecology from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, and has worked at Munich Technical University, Germany, Tohoku University, Japan, and the University of Chapel Hill, USA. He is the Founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Studies at Ege University. He has published and edited over 30 books, and has acted as guest editor for journals such as The Malaysian Forester, Springer Environmental Geology, and Journal of Environmental Biology. He is the author of over 400 papers on ecological studies of both medicinal and general plants and on biomonitoring in different habitats. Dr Ozturk has worked as a Consultant Fellow at the Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, and is currently working as “Distinguished Visiting Scientist” at the ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan.