Ayşegül BİRAND

Middle East Technical University Üniversiteler Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:1 Biyolojik Bilimler, 248 06800 Çankaya Ankara/TURKEY

Office Room: 248

Tel: 0090 312 210 6487

Web: 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

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