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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Our Team Participated in SIL 100!
International Society of Limnology performed SIL100 Conference between 7-10 August 2022. Members of Limnology Lab joined this great event with 10 oral presentations (see below)...
Aquacosm-plus Fall School for Early Career Scientists took place in Romania
3rd AQUACOSM-plus General Assembly performed in Cluj, Romania in 17-21 Oct '22 and a week following that a fall school for Early Career Scientist (ECS) performed. ECS offered a unique training...
Our Post-Doc Cihelio is awarded the best Life Sciences PhD Thesis in Brazil
A postdoc from METU Limnology Lab is awarded the best Life Sciences PhD Thesis in Brazil Cihelio Alves Amorim, a Postdoc at Limnology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East...
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,...