Ecosystem Research and Implementation Center (EKOSAM) has undertaken a mission depends on "ecosystem-based" research. The concept of biodiversity includes genetics, species and ecosystem diversity. It is revealed that we need to protect not only the species but also genetic wealth and ecosystem processes. Preservation of diversity at the ecosystem level (for example, the protection of the food chain and energy flow) ensures the protection of all elements of biodiversity. Turkey has a very important place in the world in terms of ecosystem and species diversity since it takes place in the transition zone of Iran-Turan, Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean bio-geographies so that it has so many different climatic and topographical features. However, Turkey is one of the countries increasingly lost their natural habitat and its biodiversity is under threat. Both hosting high biodiversity, as well as being this biodiversity is under threat, Turkey is among the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world. Ecosystem-based research is necessary to examine natural resources and biodiversity management, which is very critical for our country, especially on the basis of aquatic, forest and steppe ecosystems and to lay the foundations of long-term monitoring infrastructure.
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News Release: Fish Deaths in Eymir
Here is the news release by Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu on the recent fish deaths seen in Eymir Lake: Hürriyet news release The news summarizes the findings 25 years of Lake Eymir...
Our Team is part of Wetzel's Limnology Book
We are very proud that both of our team leaders, Meryem Beklioğlu and Erik Jeppesen, contributed as authors to the sections (i) Shallow Lakes and Ponds and (ii)Fish in the last edition of...
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...
TA call Aquacosm
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:...