The project aims to investigate the mitigation potential of greenhouse gas emissions from waste and agricultural sectors. The potential of composting, in particular, will be determined as a method to decrease organic waste disposed of in landfills. By applying compost and composted manure to agricultural areas, fertilizer usage and subsequent emissions can be minimized.
Tuğba Ağaçayak is an environmental engineer and climate scientist, focusing on air pollution and climate change. She received her PhD in climate and marine sciences from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), and her master’s degrees from Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Business Administration at ITU.
After working at TUBITAK MRC between 2007-2009, she was a research assistant at ITU. In her doctoral thesis, she modeled the impacts of aerosols on Eastern Mediterranean Climate. Her postdoctoral research at TU Berlin conducted experimental research to investigate greenhouse gas emissions from compost and fertilizer application.