Korhan was a guest speaker on “All Aspects of Science” a METU youtube live broadcast. He talked about ecology and environmental science, our research project on high altitude and high lattitude ecosystems,, climate change as well as experimental ecology. Korhan will  be presenting the next episode of the program with Çiğdem Atakuman, the next guest speaker, at METU Main Campus, Ankara.

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Korhan gave a talk about Anatolian Lakes facing extinction crisis. Also, he mentioned of potentials of experimental ecology researches in his speech. Thank you ITU AYBE for their invitation and this great organization.

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In last weeks, our team made great effort to start-up mesocosm facility for the first experiments of saline lakes research. This involved collect innoculum (all kinds of living material) from natural lakes and populate our experimental tanks with tem. We started experimetal treatment of different salt concentrations. We are looking forward to see exiting results soon!

Well done everyone!

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We undertook a substantial effort to establish the first advanced mesocosm facility of Turkey to conduct experimental ecology research on aquatic ecosystems. We will be conducting experiments on the effect of salinisation and eutrophication in face of climate change on the lake and wetlands of Anatolia in 2021 and 2021. These facilities are being constructed as a part of the Saline Lakes Project and will be functioning at both METU Ankara and Erdemli Campuses in collaboration with Erik Jeppesen, Meryem Beklioğlu and Zuhal Akyürek. We are looking forward to conducting state of the art experiments where we will be elucidating ecological dynamics many years to come.

The tanks to be used in the system have reached the mesocosm areas. In addition, the construction works of the Mesocosm experiment area in Erdemli campus started.