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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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...