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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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...