Our other “Proof of Concept” grant from the European Research Council (ERC) came to Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Erdem Kabadayı from the Department of History who in his project analyzes radical land use and land cover segmentation by associating them with population dynamics from the 1940s to the present in the area including Istanbul, Edirne, and Plovdiv to predict possible agricultural population loss, agricultural land abandonment and deforestation in the 2040s.