Patterns of species richness, endemism and rarity in Turkey and their use in conservation evaluation.

Turak, Ayşe S


The effect of ecotoxicants on the aquatic food web and prey-predator relationships
Akkaş, Sara Banu; Severcan, Feride; Department of Biology (2009)
There is considerable need for higher-tier aquatic risk assessment and information on toxicant-induced molecular alterations in lower aquatic invertebrates. Thus the current study’s priorities were two-fold: a novel approach utilizing higher-tier ecotoxicity bioassay-guided ATR-FTIR (Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy to better understand the impact of the presence of fish predation pressure – mimicked by predator-exuded info-chemicals – on cypermethrin or salinity toxicit...
Estimation of demography and seasonal habitat use patterns of anatolian mouflon (ovis gmelinii anatolica) in Konya Bozdag protection area using distance sampling
Özdirek, Lütfiye; Kence, Aykut; Department of Biology (2009)
The Anatolian mouflon (Ovis gmelinii anatolica) is an endemic ungulate subspecies and of IUCN Vulnerable status that inhabits Konya-Bozdag region located in Central Anatolia. In this thesis, the demography and habitat use of the only natural population of Anatolian mouflon at Konya-Bozdag Provice is studied. Throughout the study, distance sampling techniques, specifically line transect sampling, are used to estimate density, size and growth rate of this population. Sex, age and count data are used to estima...
Exploring the STEM Readiness level of high schools in Ankara
Yiğit, Ümran; Öztürk, Gökhan; Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education (2019)
In order to exist in the economic race in the rapidly changing and developing world, technology is not only required to be used but also produced. This is only possible through the production of qualified manpower in different disciplines. STEM education, occurs with abbreviation of words Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, enhances the capacity of students to develop innovation by developing critical, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, has been an interdisciplinary approach. At t...
Causes and consequences of seasonal variation of phosphoglucomutase (pgm) enzyme polymorphism in honeybees, (apis mellifera l.) of turkey
Güldüren, Zerrin; Kence, Meral; Department of Biology (2008)
Phosphoglucomutase (PGM) is one of the central enzymes in energy metabolism at a branch point at the head of the metabolic pathway leading into glycogen metabolism, pentose shunt and the main glycolytic cycle, catalyzing the reversible interconversion of glucose-1-phosphate to glucose-6-phosphate. Whole year, month to month analysis of pattern of allozyme variation at Pgm and Hk loci in Apis mellifera L. from three provinces; Kırklareli, Artvin, and Hatay revealed that there is significant seasonal variatio...
Determination and comparison of genetic variation in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations of Turkey by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA and microsatellite analyses
Ivgin Tunca, Rahşan; Kence, Meral; Department of Biology (2009)
We analyzed a total of 760 worker bees, two samples per colony, 390 colonies in 26 provinces in Turkey to determine and compare the genetic variation of Turkish honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations using 10 primers for RAPD and 6 microsatellite loci. Mean gene diversity levels ranged from 0.035 (Sanlıurfa) to 0.175 (Antalya) for RAPD and 0.449 (Muğla) to 0.739 (Artvin) for microsatellite markers. Private band patterns and alleles, pairwise FST values support that the Anatolian honey bees belong to C li...
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A. S. Turak, “Patterns of species richness, endemism and rarity in Turkey and their use in conservation evaluation.,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2000.