Schedule

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15:00-15:15

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How host switching can influence the ecological and evolutionary

dynamics of parasites?

Laboratório de Interações Biológicas

Elvira D’Bastiani,

15:15-15:30

GMT+3

Functional responses of wetland birds to habitat degradation and climate change: A case study

from Turkey

METU, Dept. of Biological Sciences

İbrahim Kaan Özgencil

15:30-15:45

GMT+3

Influences of Immediate Predation Risk on Agonistic Interactions Between Common

Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) Living in Urban and Rural Habitats

Koç University, Dept. of Psychology

Alper Yelimlieş

15:45-16:00

GMT+3

Seasonality effects on large-mammal co-occurrence patterns

University of Zurich, Dept. of Evol. Biol. and Envt. Studies

Dilşad Dağtekin

16:00-16:15

GMT+3

Tracking foraging outcome in the wild using accelerometers

University of Zurich, Dept. of Evol. Biol. and Envt. Studies

Pritish Chakravarty

Chair: Arpat Özgül

14:00-14:45

GMT+3

Addressing the global challenges ahead using mechanistic insights from natural populations

Donana Biological Station, Spain

Maria Paniw

Koç University, Dept. of Psychology

Chair: Sibel Küçükyıldırım & G. Ozan Bozdağ

9:00-9:45

GMT+3

The origins and endpoints of cell-in-cell relationships

Arizona State University, USA

John McCutcheon

11:00-11:15

GMT+3

The spatial ecology of conflicts: Unraveling patterns of wildlife damage at multiple scales.

Institute of Nature Conservation,
Polish Academy of Sciences

Carlos Bautista

11:45-12:00

GMT+3

Is the black tie of Great Tits a signal in territorial interactions? An investigation with 3D printed models

Alican Avşar

Koç University, Dept. of Psychology

12:00-12:15

GMT+3

Snow leopard ecology in Bhutan: distribution and feeding ecology

University of Zurich, Population Ecology Research Group

Dechen Lham

Chair: Anıl Soyumert

10:00-10:45

GMT+3

Knowledge needs for large carnivore conservation in Europe: how to train a new generation of conservationists?

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

John Linnell

11:30-11:45

GMT+3

Multi-modal signalling in the European robin

Koç University, Dept. of Psychology

Çağla Önsal

11:15-11:30

GMT+3

Stopover ecology of some long distance migrants in Kızılırmak delta, Turkey

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Ornithological Research Centre

Kiraz Erciyas-Yavuz

15:00-15:15

GMT+3

Complementing aDNA: Catching ancient signals within contemporary human genomes

University of Tartu, Institute of Genomics,

Burak Yelmen

15:15-15:30

GMT+3

A new chapter of palaeogenomics opens with million-year-old DNA

University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Biology

Patrícia Chrzanová Pečnerová

15:45-16:00

GMT+3

Metagenomic analysis of the DNA reads from the medieval warship crew

Mersin University, Department of Biotechnology

Emrah Kırdök

16:00-16:15

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Kinship patterns among ancient genomes shed light on past social traditions of the last

10,000 years

Hacettepe University, Dept. of Anthropology

Arda Sevkar

Chair: Gülşah Merve Kılınç

14:00-14:45

GMT+3

Opportunities and Challenges of using genomic ancient DNA in population genetic

studies

Uppsala University, Dept. of Organismal Biology

Torsten Günther

15:30-15:45

GMT+3

Tracking population structure of Southwest Asia human populations during Holocene

METU, Dept. of Biological Sciences

Dilek Koptekin

Chair: İsmail K. Sağlam & Efe Sezgin

10:00-11:00

GMT+3

Meryem Beklioğlu
Mustafa Yücel

METU, Dept. of

Biological Sciences

METU, Institute of Marine Sciences

11:15-12:15

GMT+3

Juli G. Pausas

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación, Valencia, Spain

Forest fires across the Mediterranean

Marine mucilage, drought and the ecology and biodiversity of lakes and coastal waters

14:00-14:45

GMT+3

Changing Climate, Changing Pathogens: Threats to Forest Ecosystems Increase with Climate Change

Stephen Woodward

University of Aberdeen, UK

15:00-15:15

GMT+3

Impact and control of a biological invader: the case study of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in NE Italy

Fernanda Colombari

15:15-15:30

GMT+3

A Hybrid Modelling Framework for Biological Invasions under Climate Change

ITU, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences

Oğuzhan Kanmaz

15:30-15:45

GMT+3

Gene drives for vertebrate pest control: spatial modelling of eradication probabilities and time-to-

eradication for invasive alien mammals in Australia

University of Adelaide, Dept. of Ecol. & Evol. Biol.

Aysegul Birand

Chair: Kahraman İpekdal

15:00-15:15

GMT+3

Eco-evolutionary Consequences of a Novel Trait in E. coli

Michigan State University, 

Dept. of Microbiol.& Mol. Gen

Zachary D. Blount

15:30-15:45

GMT+3

Microbiome meta-analysis platform identifies host and microbiome interactions

Farid Musa

Izmir Institute of Technology, Food Engineering

15:45-16:00

GMT+3

Evolution of the mosquito-specific Culex pipiens densovirus and its interactions with

endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia

ISEM, Université de Montpellier

Mine Altınlı

16:00-16:15

GMT+3

Mobile Elements in Mitochondrial Genomes of Monilinia Fungal Pathogens

ÇOMÜ, Dept. of Mol. Biol & Gen.

Hilal Özkılınç

Chair: Hilal Özkılınç

14:00-14:45

GMT+3

Drivers and brakes on pathogen emergence

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Daniel Croll

15:15-15:30

GMT+3

Draft Genome Assembly and Annotation of a novel Pseudomonas species

Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University

Uğur Çabuk

11:00-11:20

GMT+3

Phylogenetics and Genome Evolution of the tribe Heliophileae (Brassicaceae)

Masaryk University, Central European Institute of Technology

Mert Doğan

11:50-12:15

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Digging up the past: tracking the domestication syndrome in sunflower using extant and ancient DNA  

Melis Akman

UC Berkeley,

Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology

Chair: Melis Akman & Barış Özüdoğru

10:00-10:45

GMT+3

When conifers took flight: the evolution of wind dispersal.

UC Berkeley,

Dept. of Integrative Biology

Cindy Looy

11:20-11:50

GMT+3

Pollination Ecology, Specialization, and Genetic Isolation in Sympatric Bee-Pollinated Salvia (Lamiaceae)

Kırıkkale University, Dept. of Biology

Ferhat Celep

15:00-15:45

GMT+3

Simple Processes Determine Complex Biodiversity Patterns on Global Scales

A. Townsend Peterson

KU, Biodiversity Institute

16:00-16:15

GMT+3

Current status of Great Bustard Otis tarda in Turkey: population size, distribution, movements, and threats

METU, Dept. of

Biological Sciences

Melisa Soyluer

16:15-16:30

GMT+3

Detecting Phenological shifts of different vegetation covers of Turkey with remote sensing

Tuğçe Şenel

ITU, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences

Chair: Özge Erişöz Kasap & Hakan Gür

14:00-14:45

GMT+3

Biogeography of Zoonotic Wildlife Diseases

FWC, Virginia Tech, USA

Luis E. Escobar

11:00-11:15

GMT+3

Evolutionary History of Asexual Lizard Populations In Lake Van Area

METU, Dept. of

Biological Sciences

Meric Erdolu

11:45-12:00

GMT+3

Examination of the possible role of DNA methylation on gene expression changes in response to acute

osmotic stress in invasive Mediterranean Blue Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis).

Açelya Eren

Boğaziçi University Institute of Environmental Sciences

12:00-12:15

GMT+3

Investigation of the Effect of Floral Scents on Transcriptome Profiles of Antennal Chemoreseptors of Bombus terrestris L.

İstanbul University

Department of Biology

Tunç Dabak

Chair: Tutku Aykanat

10:00-10:45

GMT+3

Evolution of adaptive divergences in freshwater salmonids

University of Glasgow, UK

Kathryn R. Elmer

11:30-11:45

GMT+3

Genetic Structure of Sedentary and Migratory Bears (Ursus arctos) within Eastern Anatolia

Koç University, Dept. Molecular Biol. & Genetics

M. Çisel Kemahlı Aytekin

11:15-11:30

GMT+3

Heritability of immune traits of the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis

ETH Zürich/Eawag

Cansu Çetin

Chair: Ogün Adebali

14:00-14:20

GMT+3

Sex-specific phenotypic effects and evolutionary history of an ancient polymorphic deletion of the human growth hormone receptor

State University of New York at Buffalo

Ömer Gökçümen

14:20-14:40

GMT+3

Phylogeny-Aware Amino Acid Substitution Scoring

Sabancı University, Dept. Molecular Biol. & Genetics

Nurdan Kuru

14:40-15:00

GMT+3

Molecular evolution and population genetics of GAD system in L. brevis strains from different environments.

Izmir Institute of Technology, Food Engineering

Burcu Tekin

15:00-15:20

GMT+3

Variant stratified molecular population genetic analyses of SARS-CoV-2 Genome

Bahar Anıl Gürbüz

Izmir Institute of Technology, Food Engineering

15:30-16:15

GMT+3

Insights into patterns of cryptic speciation: Madagascar’s mouse lemurs and the multi-species coalescent

Duke University

Anne Yoder