Aynur Demir graduated from the Department of Biology at Hacettepe University, Turkey, before obtaining her PhD from the Biotechnology Institute at Ankara University, Turkey. Her PhD dissertation was titled 'The Economic Value Analysis of Galanthus sp (Snowdrop sp)'. Now, she is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Urbanization and Environmental Problems at Aksaray University, Turkey.
Her research interests are the economics of biodiversity, the economic value analysis of biodiversity and ecosystem functions, the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems, bio-economics, environmental protection and environmental politics, and environmental problems. She has published many articles about these subjects in various national and international journals, and has also participated in conferences and symposiums on the economics of biodiversity and environmental issues.