Research Interests: Community Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Paleoecology, Catchment-Sea Interactions, Avian Ecology, Biodiversity

Website: ae.ims.metu.edu.tr

Academic Staff Roster: https://staffroster.metu.edu.tr/my_staff_roster.php?ssn=MjUyMzM4

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Korhan_Oezkan

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?user=_Ebund42FEwC&hl=tr&oi=ao

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57197932745

Education

  • 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

Research Interests: Community Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Paleoecology, Catchment-Sea Interactions, Avian Ecology, Biodiversity

Career Highlights

Co-authored 26 manuscripts, several scientific reports and presentations

Conducted > 20-months fieldwork in Arctic&Antarctic, Turkish, Danish, Greenlandic, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea ecosystems as well as working on experimental ecology (mesocosms).

Accomplished scuba diver, birdwatcher and nature photographer.

Selected Publications

  1. Fu, H., Yuan, G., Özkan, K., Johansson, L. S., Søndergaard, M., Lauridsen, T. L., & Jeppesen, E. (2020). Patterns of Seasonal Stability of Lake Phytoplankton Mediated by Resource and Grazer Control During Two Decades of Re-oligotrophication. Ecosystems, 1-15.
  2. Özkan K, Jeppsesen E, Bjerring RB, Johansson LS, Davidson TA, Søndergaard M, Lauridsen TL,  Svenning JC. 2016. Long-term trends and temporal synchrony in lake plankton richness, diversity  and biomass driven by re-oligotrophication and climate across 17 Danish Lakes. Water. 8, 427.
  3. Özkan K, Jeppsesen E, Davidson TA, Søndergaard M, Lauridsen TL, Bjerring RB, Johansson LS, Svenning JC. 2014. Cross-taxon congruence in lake plankton largely independent of environmental gradients. Ecology. 95, 2778-2788.
  4. Özkan K, Svenning JC, Jeppsesen E. 2013. Environmental species sorting dominates forest-bird community assembly across scales. Journal of Animal Ecology. 82, 266-274.
  5. Özkan K, Jeppesen E, Søndergaard M, Lauridsen TL, Liboriussen L, Svenning JC. 2013. Contrasting roles of water chemistry, lake morphology, land-use, climate and spatial processes in driving phytoplankton richness in the Danish landscape. Hydrobiologia. 710, 173-187. 
  6. Özkan K, Jeppesen E, Johansson LS, Beklioglu M. 2010. The response of periphyton and submerged macrophytes to nitrogen and phosphorus loadings in warm lakes: a mesocosm experiment. Freshwater Biology, 55, 463-475.