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Lab members by July 2016

On a snowy day, January 2020

Çağatay Tavşanoğlu – Principal investigator

Research fields: Fire ecology, plant ecology, functional ecology

Education: PhD on Ecology (2008), MSc on Ecology (2002), BSc on Biology (1998)

Current position: Professor of Ecology at Hacettepe University

Duygu Deniz Kazancı – PhD student

Research topic: Fire-related traits of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia)

Education: MSc on Ecology (2014), BSc on Biology (2011)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University

Elif Deniz Ülker – PhD student

Research topic: Climatic and trait-based drivers of the distribution of oaks (Quercus) in the western Palearctic realm

Education: MSc on Ecology (2015), BSc on Biology (2012)

Current position: Project coordinator at Çınar Engineering

Nursema Aktepe – PhD student

Research topic: Flammability traits in Mediterranean woody species

Education: MSc on Biology (2013), MSc on Cell and Molecular Biology (2010), BSc on Biology (2008)

Current position: Research assistant at Kastamonu University

İrem Tüfekcioğlu – PhD student

Research topic: Resistance and resilience of Mediterranean vegetation to climate change and fire regime changes

Education: MSc on Silviculture (2013), BSc on Forest Engineering (2008)

Current position: –

Anıl Bahar – PhD student

Research topic: Modeling vegetation dynamics in Anatolian ecosystems under climate change

Education: MSc on Ecology (2018), BSc on Biology (2016)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (climate change scholarship, Council of Higher education of Turkey)

Gökhan Ergan – PhD student

Research topic: Seed dispersal systems in Mediterranean vegetation

Education: MSc on Ecology (2017), BSc on Biology (2011)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (climate change scholarship, Council of Higher education of Turkey & TÜBİTAK scholarship)

Mina Cansu Karaer- PhD student

Research topic: Effects of climate change on ecological interactions of bats

Education: BSc on Veterinary Sciences (2019)

Current position: Lecturer at Çankırı Karatekin University

Nurbahar Usta Baykal – PhD student

Research topic: Ecological dynamics in Anatolian fir (Abies) forests

Education: MSc on Biology (2019), BSc on Bioengineering (2016)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (climate change scholarship, Council of Higher education of Turkey)

Cansu Ülgen – PhD student

Research topic: Plant functional traits in Anatolian steppe vegetation

Education: MSc on Ecology (2019), BSc on Biology (2016)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (TÜBİTAK scholarship)

Cihan Ünal Değirmenci – PhD student

Research topic: Effect of climate change on germination properties of Central Anatolian plants

Education: MSc on Ecology (2019), BSc on Biology (2015)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (TÜBİTAK scholarship)

Türkan Özdemir – PhD student

Research topic: Effects of afforestation on native vegetation in Anatolian ecosystems

Education: MSc on Molecular Genetics (2019), BSc on Biology (2015)

Current position: Employee at General Directorate of Forestry of Turkey

Serhat Oral – PhD student

Research topic: Dynamics and distribution of large mammal communities

Education: MSc on Forestry, BSc on Forest Engineering

Current position: Employee at General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks of Turkey

Zeynep Ladin Coşgun – MSc student

Research topic: Functional trait structure of Mediterranean plant communities along an elevational gradient

Education: BSc on Biology (2019)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (TÜBİTAK scholarship)

Nartjan Özden – MSc student

Research topic: Functional trait structure of pollinator communities across landscapes in northwestern Anatolia

Education: BSc on Biology (2020)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (EU scholarship)

Cihan Anıl Benli – MSc student

Education: BSc on Biology (2020)

Current position: Scholarship student at Hacettepe University (TÜBİTAK scholarship)

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