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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METU Papers Video: "Freshwater Salinisation" - Meryem Beklioğlu & Erik Jeppesen
How does climate change make lakes disappear? In the new episode of METU Papers, you will discover the concept of "freshwater salinisation" through a research conducted by an international team...
News Release: Fish Deaths in Eymir
Here is the news release by Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu on the recent fish deaths seen in Eymir Lake: Hürriyet news release The news summarizes the findings 25 years of Lake Eymir ecological...
Conference: Celebration of the 25th year of Lakes Mogan and Eymir Ecological Monitoring and Restoration Program
Within the frame of METU celebrations for the 100th year of Republic of Türkiye, we are organizing "Conference for the Celebration of the 25th year of Lakes Mogan and Eymir Ecological Monitoring and...
Our Team is part of Wetzel's Limnology Book
We are very proud that both of our team leaders, Meryem Beklioğlu and Erik Jeppesen, contributed as authors to the sections (i) Shallow Lakes and Ponds and (ii)Fish in the last edition of...