Ph.D. 2013, Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Aarhus University, Denmark
M.Sc. 2008, Limnology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
B.Sc. 2005, Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Community Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Avian Ecology, Biodiversity
Co-authored 14 manuscripts, six scientiﬁc reports and 41 presentations
Conducted several ﬁeldworks on arctic lakes, experimental limnology (mesocosms), ecosystem monitoring and avifauna in Turkey, Denmark, Greenland, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
Accomplished scuba diver, birdwatcher and nature photographer.
Cross-taxon congruence in lake plankton largely independent of environmental gradients. Özkan K, Jeppsesen E, Davidson TA, Søndergaard M, Lauridsen TL, Bjerring RB, Johansson LS, Svenning JC. Ecology. 95, 2778-2788. 2014
Environmental species sorting dominates forest-bird community assembly across scales. Özkan K, Svenning JC, Jeppsesen E. Journal of Animal Ecology. 82, 266-274. 2013
The response of periphyton and submerged macrophytes to nitrogen and phosphorus loadings in warm lakes: a mesocosm experiment. Özkan K, Jeppesen E, Johansson LS, Beklioglu M. Freshwater Biology, 55, 463-475. 2010
Long-term trends and temporal synchrony in lake plankton richness, diversity and biomass driven by re-oligotrophication and climate across 17 Danish Lakes. Özkan K, Jeppsesen E, Bjerring RB, Johansson LS, Davidson TA, Søndergaard M, Lauridsen TL, Svenning JC. Water. 8, 427. 2016
Contrasting roles of water chemistry, lake morphology, land-use, climate and spatial processes in driving phytoplankton richness in the Danish landscape. Özkan K, Jeppesen E, Søndergaard M, Lauridsen TL, Liboriussen L, Svenning JC. Hydrobiologia. 710, 173-187. 2013