New International Project on Saline Lake Ecosystems
A new international project is funded by TUBITAK BIDEB 2232 program. Information about the project is given below.
Project title: Climate Change Effects on Trophic Structure and Dynamics in Saline and Brackish Water Based on a Space-For-Time Field Sampling, Controlled Mesocosm Experiments, Paleoecology, Remote Sensing and odelling (Clim-Saltlakes)
Funding mechanism: TÜBİTAK BİDEB 2232 "The International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers"
Project duration: 2020 - 2023 (36 months)
Project Coordinator: Professor Erik Jeppesen (University of Aarhus, Denmark, at METU since January 2020)
Partners: Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu (METU Biology Dept.), Prof. Zuhal Akyürek (METU Civil Eng. Dept.), and Asst. Prof. Korhan Özkan (METU, Institute of Marine Sciences).
Total budget: 3 700 000 TL
Left: Freshwater lakes sampled in Turkey by METU. Mid and right two saline lakes (Acıgöl and Palas Tuzla) subjected to stong additional salinization due to water abstraction and climate warming.
Lake Düden obtained from Sentline -2A from 2017 to 2019