Under the leadership of Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu, Limnology Laboratory explores the ecological structure and functions of lake ecosystems and how they are affected by global changes through international (EU-Framework and Horizon 2020) and national projects. The impact of hydrological changes, global warming and land use are investigated in shallow lakes using experimental and other ecological research approaches. Laboratory and on-site in-situ mesocosm experiments mechanically investigate ecosystem processes (See METU-Mesocosms Sytem). Using the long-term ecological monitoring and paleoecological methods which increase temporal resolution, by combining "space for time" method, which increases spatial resolution. All long-term research data are among the research areas of the Limnology Laboratory in 'process-based modeling'. In all these different research approaches, all trophic groups including microbial loop (bacteria, hetotrophic phylagelate, ciliate), phytoplankton, zooplankton, aquatic plants and fish biomass and diversity (species diversity, character diversity, functional diversity, etc.) in the research scope.
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New publication: "Freshwater salinisation: a research agenda for a saltier world"
Members of our team published new research article identifying the main gaps of recent freshwater salinisation research. Here is the link of the article proposing a research agenda for future...
AQUACOSM-plus Project as a Success Story
AQUACOSM-plus project is published as a Success Story by TÜBİTAK Horizon Europe: AQUACOSM-plus success story
TRT interviews our AQUACOSM-Plus and CLIM-SALTLAKES Team Regarding the experiment
Turkish Radio Television (TRT) had an interview with our AQUACOSM-Plus and CLIM-SALTLAKES team at the METU Biology Mesocosm System regarding the project objectives. Here is the video of the...
Salinization experiment started (CLİM-SALTLAKES project)
CLIM-SALTLAKES experiment started at the METU Biology Mesocosm System on 9th of September. Experiment aims to address the effect of climate change and salinization on biodiversity and lake...
Our team was guest of Haberturk Teke Tek programme to discuss the extreme drought in Turkey
Our team leaders Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu and Prof. Erik Jeppesen discussed both local and global-scale water crisis at the recent "Teke Tek" programme hosted by Fatih altaylı on 22th August. During...