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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Post-DOC position in AQUACOSM-Plus Project
Post-doc position available on Phytoplankton community ecology in Saline lakes We are seeking a post-doc for 2 years, to start in September 2022. Applications are being accepted for EU- H2020,...
Aquacosm-Plus TA application is open
If you are interested in the impact of salinity and heatwaves on shallow lakes, we are organizing a new mesocosm experiment at METU Mesocosm System II starting this August. The experiment will...
CLIM-SALTLAKES Team visits 22 Lakes in 6 Basin for salinization
CLIMSALTLAKES team is visiting 22 Lakes in 6 basin to understand the structure and functioning of different types of saline/brackish lake ecosystems and their response to key stressors (warming,...
Ponderful Field Season Started
Our wonderful Ponderful team is back to the fields of Gudul and Kazan towns of Ankara. Samplings of 30 ponds started on 9th of May to understand their status, biodiversty and greenhouse gas...