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DEADLINE EXTENDED: AQUACOSM Symposium
Dear participants, We have received valuable feedback from many of you expressing concerns about meeting the previous deadlines due to busy schedules and holiday commitments. To ensure that as many...
Metu Limnology Team participated in ASLO 2023! METU Limnology team had 3 oral presentations ( by Dr.Korhan Özkan, Dilvin Yıldız, Dr.Sarah Hasnain) in "SS046 Mesocosm Based Experimental Studies to...
3rd International Symposium on Aquatic Meocosm Based Research
Dear Colleagues, AQUACOSM-plus is organizing the 3rd International Symposium on Aquatic Mesocosm-Based Research (https://meetinghand.com/e/aquacosm/), to be held in Antalya, Türkiye from November 7...
TA call for METU Mesocosm System-II is still open!!!
Understanding how salinization and warming impact shallow lake ecosystems through synchronized mesocosm experiments in Türkiye Access Start Date: Aug 27, 2023 Access End Date: Oct 29, 2023...
PONDERFUL Exploring the importance of ponds
Why are ponds important? What threats do they face? And how can PONDERFUL help? These are some of the questions addressed in this animation video. Ponds have been largely overlooked but they are...
Ponderful is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union under the call "SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials". The project aims to...
TUBİTAK 2232 CLIM-SALTLAKES POJECT WORKSHOP COMPLETED AT MERSİN, TÜRKİYE
Within the scope of the project, "Climate change effects on trophic structure and dynamics in saline and brackish water based on a space-for-time field sampling, controlled mesocosm experiments,...
Chaoshuo Zhang from Chinese Academy of Sciences joined to METU Limnology team
Wellcome Chaoshuo Zhang to METU Limnology team! METU Limnology has a new PhD student, Chaoshuo Zhang 张朝硕, from the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He will focus on the...
Team leaders of METU Limnology were included in the ranking of the world's best scientists in the field of Ecology and Evolution
Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu and Prof.Erik Jeppesen as team leaders of METU Limnology were included in the ranking list of the world's best scientists in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The 2nd...
Konya Kapalı Havzasında Yaşanan Kuraklık Sorununu Prof.Dr. Meryem Beklioğlu CNN'de açıklıyor
Ülkemizde özellkile Konya Kapalı Havzasında tarım amaçlı aşırı yer altı suyu tüketimi ve iklim değişikliğine bağlı azalan yağışlar sebebiyle Türkiye'de yaşanan kuraklık sorununu Prof.Dr. Meryem...
Erik Jeppesen selected as the highly cited researcher
Our Erik is selected as the highly cited researcher by the Clarivate. These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a field or fields and publication year in the Web of Science™....
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,...
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...
New publication: "Freshwater salinisation: a research agenda for a saltier world"
Members of our team published new research article identifying the main gaps of recent freshwater salinisation research. Here is the link of the article proposing a research agenda for future...
AQUACOSM-plus Project as a Success Story
AQUACOSM-plus project is published as a Success Story by TÜBİTAK Horizon Europe: AQUACOSM-plus success story
TRT interviews our AQUACOSM-Plus and CLIM-SALTLAKES Team Regarding the experiment
Turkish Radio Television (TRT) had an interview with our AQUACOSM-Plus and CLIM-SALTLAKES team at the METU Biology Mesocosm System regarding the project objectives. Here is the video of the...
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....
On June 10th, we are pleased to invite you to the launch of the new EU funded 'PONDERFUL' project which is the largest European research project so far tackling the conservation and ecology of ponds...
New Publication from our team: Determinants of phytoplankton size structure in warm, shallow lakes
New publication from Erdoğan et al. focusing on phytoplankton size structure is published in Journal of Plankton Search. Several SEM models employed showed that both bottom-up and top-...
Tür Say! Event at METU Campus
Ecosystem Implementation and Research Center (EKOSAM) and Nature Conservation Centre (DKM) organizing 3rd Tür Say! event at METU Campus with the support of EKOSAM Student Club. Tür Say!...
Climate Change and Ecosystems Panel
"Climate Change and Ecosystems" discussion panel by ITU Climate Change Implementation and Research Center will take place virtually at 13:00 o'clock on 6th of May. Panel brings 4 climate change...
Prof Meryem Beklioğlu at SIL News
International Society of Limnology News Vol.77 published a short story about Prof Meryem Beklioğlu as an SIL member:
PONDERFUL Kickoff Meeting
Kick Off meeting of our PONDERFUL project performed online this week. We are all very inspired to start this European funded H2020 research project which aims to develop better methods for...
Assistant Professorship in Ecology position in METU Biology Department
The Department of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor position in terrestrial ECOLOGY, primarily working on steppe or forest ecology. For more information, please...
New Publication from our team: Phytoplankton Community Response to Nutrients, Temperatures, and a Heat Wave in Shallow Lakes: An Experimental Approach
Congrats to Nur Filiz et al. for their recent publication (December 2020) on the effects of nutrient, temperature and a heat wave on phytoplankton community structure. Mesocosm experiment performed...
TUBA Awards from our TEAM
Congratulations to our member Dr. Korhan Ozkan for winning the 2020 TÜBA-GEBIP young scientist award and our affiliated faculty Prof Erik Jeppesen for the TUBA International Academy Award. TUBA...
PhD position available on Ecosystem Processes and Services of Pondscapes
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We are seeking a PhD student (3 years duration), to start in January 2021. Applications are being accepted for EU- H2020, INFRIA funded AQUACOSM-plus Project together with an EU-H2020-funded...
PhD position available on Ecology of Saline lakes
/ PhD position
We are seeking a PhD student (3 years duration), to start in January 2021. Applications are being accepted for EU- H2020, INFRIA funded AQUACOSM-PLUS Project as well as a nationally funded (...
NOBEL LAUREATE TO STUDY SALINIZATION IN TURKEY'S LAKES
Hürriyet Daily News - 18.07.2020
Our Nature Ecology & Evolution paper reviewed in Nature News & Views
Our Nature Ecology & Evolution Paper on the impacts of multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems revieved by Peter R. Leavitt in Nature News and Views (Review link). The review is...
Article in the Freshwater Blog about our 2020 Nature Paper
Together with Daniel Hering, lead author of our 2020 Nature Ecology & Evolution paper Sebastian Birk summarizes the major findings in the Freshwater Blog with an article named "...