Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Birand

Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY

Office Room: 248

Tel: +90 312 210 6487


E - Mail: birand[-at-]metu.edu.tr

Web: http://www.metu.edu.tr/~birand/

Education: Ph.D. in Biology, minor degree in Mathematical Sciences
Department of Biology and
Department of Mathematical Sciences
New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
2003 - 2008

M.S. in Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)
1996 - 1999

B.S. in Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)
1992 - 1996

Research Interest: My research lies at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. I make use of mathematical models and computer simulations to address some of the open questions in the field.

Description of research activities: Our lab is interested in ecological or evolutionary questions that we can write equations, or some code for.

Selected Publications:

Birand, A., Vose, A. and S. Gavrilets (2012) Patterns of species ranges, speciation, and extinction. American Naturalist. 179(1):1-21. (supplements)

Birand, A. and D. J. Howard (2008) The relationship between proportion of endemics and species diversity on islands: expectations from a null model. Ecography. 31(2): 286-288.

Traylor, T., Birand, A*. Marshall, J. L. and D. J. Howard (2008) A zone of overlap and hybridization between Allonemobius socius and a new Allonemobius spp. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101(1):30-39 (*Corresponding author).

Pawar, S.S., Birand, A., Ahmed, F. M., Sengupta, S. and T. R. S. Raman (2007) Conservation biogeography in Northeast India: hierarchical analysis of cross-taxon distributional congruence. Biodiversity and Conservation 13:53-65.

Birand, A. and S. Pawar (2004) An ornithological survey in north-east India. Forktail 20: 7-16.

Graduate program affiliation: Ecology, Evolution