Group Leader

Professor Meryem Beklioğlu




Erik Jeppesen  

Visiting Researcher, Professor Erik Jeppesen



Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Cihelio Alves Amorim


Dr. Sarah S Hasnain


Dr. Tolga Coşkun


Dr. Nur Filiz



Doctoral Researchers

Deniz Başoğlu Acet


Project Assist. Dilvin Yıldız



Lect. Gülce Yalçın


Project Assistant, Feride Avcı


Project Assistant, Hilal Kıran




Master's Students

Project Assistant, Gül Canan Yavuz

Project Asisstant, Gizem Oğuz

Gamze Arık

MSc. İrem Gamze Arık








  MSc. Students

  MSc. Levent S. Burnak, 1998. Pelagic Trophic Interactions: Clear versus Turbid in Lake Mogan and Lake Eymir.

  MSc. Murat Kıllı,1999. Contemporary Limnology of Çubuk II Dam Lake.

  MSc. Çagrı Bülent Muluk, 2001. Diel vertical displacement and life history variables of Daphnia pulex in Lake Eymir, Ankara

  Msc. Duygu Ay Zöğ, 2001 (co-supervisor). Isolation and partial characterization of aquatic bacteria from Lake Eymir, Ankara .

  Msc. Can Ozan Tan, 2002. The roles of hydrology and nutrients in alternative equilibrium of two shallow lakes of Anatolia, Lake Eymir and Lake Mogan: Using monitoring and modeling approaches.

  MSc. Gizem Verda Oğul, 2002 Alkyl phenols in the different tissues of fish caught in Lake Eymir and Kurtbogazi dam Lake.

  MSc. H. Elif Özcan, 2002. Combined effects of the 4-nonylphenol and fish kairomones on the survival, morphology and life history traits of Daphnia magna stratus.

  MSc. Mohhamed Sillah, 2002. The role of Submerged plants in stabilizing water clarity and the migration pattern of dominant zooplankton in Lake Eymir, Turkey.

  MSc. Mohammed Kisambri, 2003.. The impact of water level fluctuations on development of submerged plants and the role of submerged plants in stabilizing clear-water state Lake Mogan, Turkey.

  MSc. Pelin Zorlu, 2003. Optimization of laboratory assays of diel vertical migration of Daphnia pulex in determining fish kairomones using bacterial degradation.

  MSc. Mustafa Gökmen, 2004. Modelling of nitrogen removal efficiency of the wetlands surrounding Lake Mogan.

  MSc. Burcu Karapınar, 2005. Impact of sewage effluent diversion, biomanipulation and hydrology on mass balance of nutrients in a system of shallow Mediterranean Lakes Eymir & Mogan.

  MSc. Ayşe Özge Kepenek, 2005 (co-supervisor). Preliminary approach for determination of fish exuded kairomone using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.

  MSc. Arda Özen, 2006. Role of hydrology, nutrients and fish predation in determining the ecology of a system of shallow lakes.

  MSc. Özge Karabulut, 2007 Determination of submerged and emergent plants of shallow lakes wetlands using remote sensing as a tool.

  MSc. Onur Kerimoğlu, 2008. Influence of large scale atmospheric systems on hydrology and ecology of Turkish lakes.

  MSc. Korhan Özhan, 2008. Determinating role of nitrogen for submerged plant development by a mesocosm experiment

  MSc. Gizem Bezirci, 2008. Impacts of multistressors on the survival and life history traits of Daphnia pulex.

  MSc. Eti Levi, 2009. Paleolimnological assessment of past aquatic vegetation Dynamics and ecosystem state in Turkish shallow lakes.

  MSc. Tuba Bucak, 2011. Determining the roles of fish predation and water level fluctuations on ecosystem structure and dynamics of shallow lakes with a mesocosm experiment.

  MSc. Ece Saraoğlu, 2012. Impact of water level fluctuations and fish on macroinvertebrate community and periphyton growth in shallow lakes - a mesocosm approach.

  MSc. Nur Filiz, 2012. Impacts of climate induced extreme events on phytoplankton community in shallow lakes.

  Msc. Jennifers Kalvenas, 2014. Determination of Carbon Dioxide flux in shallow lakes of Turkey

  MSc. Zeynep Ersoy, 2015. Impact of nutrient and water level changes on submerged macrophytes along a latitudinal gradient: Pan European mesocosm experiments

  MSc. Ali Serhan Çağan, 2015. Comparing ecological stracture of Turkish Shallow Lakes between the seasons, and wet & dry periods.

  MSc. Peren Tuzkaya, 2015. The Influence of Land Use and the Catchment Properties on the Trophic Status of Shallow Lakes in Turkey. (Co-supervisor)

  MSc. Esra Kuzkaya, 2016. Modelling of ecosystem changes in Lake Eymir.

  MSc. İbrahim Kağan Özgencil, 2017. Elucidating the patterns in mid-winter waterbird surveys by using climate, lake water level changes and macrophyte records.

  MSc. Deniz Başoğlu, 2017. Dietary pattern induced greenhouse gas emission and waterfoot print estimations in Turkey.

  MSc. Duygu Tolunay, 2018.Impact of extreme meteorological events on carbon cycle of Lake Eymir using real-time automatic lake observation station.

  MSc.Sinem Yetim, 2021. 

  MSc.Melisa Metin, 2022. 

  MSc. Vildan Acar, 2022.  


  Phd Students

  PhD. Elif Asuman Korkusuz  (co-supervisor), 2004, Domestic wastewater treatment in pilot-scale constructed wetland implanted in the Middle East Technical University.

  PhD. Duygu Aruğaslan (co-supervisor) 2009. Differential equations with discontinuities and population dynamics.

  PhD. Sara Banu Akkaş (co-supervisor) 2009.The effect of ecotoxicants on the aquatic food web and prey- predator relationships.

  PhD. Arda Özen, 2012. Impact of top-down and bottom up controls on microbial loop in Turkish shallow lakes space for time susbstitude, monitoring, and measocosms approach

  PhD. Ülkü Nihan Yazgan Tavşanoğlu, 2012. Zooplankton adaptation strategies agaist fish predation in Turkish shallow lakes.

  PhD. Ayşe İdil Çakiroğlu, 2013. Salinity inference in inland Turkish shallow lakes based on paleoecology using sub-fossil cladocerans.

  PhD. Eti Levi, 2016. Impacts of eutrophication and water level change in Turkish Shallow Lakes: a palaeocological approach utilizing plant remains and marker pigments.

  PhD. Şeyda Erdoğan, 2016. Impact of eutrophication and climate change on phytoplankton community structure, size diversity, and phytoplankton based ecological status.

  PhD. Jan. E. Coppens, 2016. The Role of hydyolic loading and nutrient in the ecology of Mediterranean Shallow Lakes.

  PhD. Tuba Bucak, 2017. Impacts of climate change and land use on the ecosystem structure and services of Lake Beyşehir.

  PhD. Gizem Bezirci, 2017. Tracking the recent historical changes in Turkish Shallow Lakes based on a palaeoecological approach using diatoms.

PhD. Nur Filiz, 2023. Effects of Multiple Stressors on Phytoplankton Community.


  Post Doc Researchers

  Post Doc. Thomas Boll. Native and invasive fish species distribution and environmental factors (March- 2013-2014, TÜBİTAK)

  Post Doc. Boris Janovic. Effects Ti02 on the aquatic food web (March - September 2014, TÜBİTAK, Germany and EU)


Last Updated:
25/04/2023 - 16:06