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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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...
AQUACOSM PROJECT 2021 EXPERIMENT is completed
AQUACOSM PROJECT 2021 EXPERIMENT focusing on "Determining the effects of high DOC and warming on the microbial and planktonic food web structure and efficiency" is completed. Here are the details of...
Recent Cyanobacteria Bloom at Lake Eymir
Cyanobacteria bloom (Microcystis aeruginosa) has observed yesterday at Lake Eymir during the biweekly monitoring programme performed by METU EKOSAM. Prof Meryem Beklioğlu spoke to Anadolu Ajansı...
Almost 40% of salty lakes were found to be dried:TUBİTAK 2232 CLIM-SALTLAKES project Konya and Burdur basin field surveys
The local field surveys of our TUBITAK 2232 project named CLIM-SALTLAKES where we investigate the impacts of climate change in salty and brakish waters are completed....