Ertan Yildirim is a Full Professor of the Department of Horticulture, Agriculture Faculty at the Atatürk University. His research is focused on teaching and researching vegetable growing, vegetable breeding, greenhouse management, seed germination and physiology, organic agriculture, stress physiology. He involved in many projects. He served as Director of the Vocational Training School and Director of the Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences. Member of national and international social and governmental organizations. He is the author of over 230 publications. He has served as a reviewer for many journals. He has attended many international courses, congress, and symposiums.