Burak was nominated for the Course Performance Award 2021 from our institute and he was selected for this award by the university depend on his academic success in the courses.

Congratulations Burak!

Korhan’s bird photos featured in the latest Europe’s birds published by Princeton University Press. It is a comprehensive guide covering more than 900 species.

You can buy it from here.

The latest article by the saline lakes team “Decadal changes in size, salinity, waterbirds, and fish in lakes of the Konya Closed Basin, Turkey, associated with climate change and increasing water abstraction for agriculture” is now available online and will be published in the “Temporary Ponds and Shallow Lakes under Global Change” special issue of The Inland Waters. The paper gives a comprehensive account of the dramatic changes, which are mainly driven by the land-use and climate change, the largest endorheic basin of Turkey has been undergoing since the last 40 years in terms of salinization and size reduction of the lakes, decline of groundwater level and changes in waterbird and fish fauna. The article also includes modelling projections using various climate and land use scenarios which predict serious additional reductions of the water level in the future due to climate change, leading to deterioration (or complete loss) of lake ecosystems.

We are so happy to announce that a new book which is pioneer in the birds literature in Turkey has recently published and Korhan is one of the contributing authors. This book is the first bird identification guide for the birds of Turkey and hopefully, It would help amateur and professional birdwatchers. You can buy it from here.

Our group has collaborated with a large group of researchers to better understand cynobacteria communities across Europe. Our paper analyzing cynobacterial toxins and their environmental drivers selected by Toxins among the best papers in 2020. We are happy to be a part of such large scale effort. You can read our paper here.

Korhan Özkan got selected for Turkish Academy of Science (TÜBA) 2021 Young Scientist Awards (GEBİP). We are also pleased that our collaborator Erik Jeppesen was also got TÜBA International Academy Award. More information on the awards are here. Big congratulations to Korhan and Erik for their outstanding achievements. We are grateful to TÜBA and their support to our research.