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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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...
Tür Say! Event at METU Campus
Tür Say! successfully completed with the participation of 50 nature-lovers on the 4th of June. Participants not only counted species but also bonded with the nature at the METU Campus. Here are some...
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-down...