Dr. Hasan Tezcan YILDIRIM is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Forest Policy and Administration, Faculty of Forestry, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa in Turkey. He received his undergraduate degrees from İstanbul University, İstanbu-Turkey in 1998. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Forest Engineering) from the same University in 2004 and 2010 respectively. Both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertations focussed on Forest Policy. He participated in several high profile conferences and has many publications nationally and internationally. In addition to his academic career, Dr YILDIRIM held several managerial positions (Assistant head of department of Forest Engineering, Member of Faculty Board) in the Istanbul-Cerrahpaşa University. His current research focus is in the area of Forest Policy, Forest Products Production and Trade Policy, Bioenergy from Biomas, and Forest History.