Under professor Meryem Beklioğlu's leadership, 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 from freshwater to saline using experimental and other ecological research approaches. Laboratory and, on-land and in-situ mesocosm experiments are currently used to develop mechanistic understanding of ecosystem processes (See METU-Mesocosms System I and II). We try to understand impact of global change on ecosystem structure through using the long-term ecological monitoring with high temporal resolution, and by combining "space for time substitute" approach, with increased spatial resolution. In all these different research approaches, we focus on all trophic interaction and vertical community structures including microbial loop (bacteria, hetotrophic phylagelate, ciliate), phytoplankton, zooplankton, aquatic plants and fish biomass and diversity
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: AQUACOSM Symposium
Dear participants, We have received valuable feedback from many of you expressing concerns about meeting the previous deadlines due to busy schedules and holiday commitments. To ensure that as many...
Metu Limnology Team participated in ASLO 2023! METU Limnology team had 3 oral presentations ( by Dr.Korhan Özkan, Dilvin Yıldız, Dr.Sarah Hasnain) in "SS046 Mesocosm Based Experimental Studies to...
3rd International Symposium on Aquatic Meocosm Based Research
Dear Colleagues, AQUACOSM-plus is organizing the 3rd International Symposium on Aquatic Mesocosm-Based Research (https://meetinghand.com/e/aquacosm/), to be held in Antalya, Türkiye from November 7...
TA call for METU Mesocosm System-II is still open!!!
Understanding how salinization and warming impact shallow lake ecosystems through synchronized mesocosm experiments in Türkiye Access Start Date: Aug 27, 2023 Access End Date: Oct 29, 2023...