Professor Munir Özturk holds PhD and DSc degrees in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from Ege University, Turkey. He is the author of over 450 papers on ecological studies and biomonitoring in different habitats, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for several journals.
Munir has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science. He has worked at the University of Chapel Hill, USA, using a grant from the National Science Foundation, and has also held the positions of Consultant Fellow at the Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, and Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the University of Karachi, Pakistan.
His fields of scientific interest include plant eco-physiology, conservation of plant diversity, biosaline agriculture and crops, pollution, biomonitoring, and medicinal/aromatic plants. On these topics, he has published over 50 books, nearly 65 book chapters, nearly 200 papers in national and international journals, and more than 150 presentations in national and international conferences, workshops, and symposia. He has also acted as guest editor for several international journals.