FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: BIOLOGY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS


Faculty

Assoc. Prof. Dr. C. Can BİLGİN

Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY

Office Room: 125 - 135

Tel: +90 312 210 5017

Fax: +90 312 210 7976

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

Web: http://blog.metu.edu.tr/cbilgin/

Education: M.Sc., Ph.D.


Research Interest: Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Ornithology, Molecular Ecology


Description of research activities: My research interests are varied but I can be described as a conservation biologist studying large mammals, birds, frogs and rare plants. We use techniques ranging from molecular analyses and radio telemetry to GIS and remote sensing, trying to address questions at different spatial scales.


Selected Publications:

Zeydanlı, U.S., Turak, A.S., Balkız, Ö., Özüt, D., Ertürk, A., Welch, H.J., Karaçetin, E., Ambarlı, D., Durmuş, M. & Bilgin, C.C. (in press) Identification of Prime Butterfly Areas in Turkey Using Systematic Conservation Planning: Challenges and Opportunities. Biological Conservation

Breitenmoser, U., Shavgulidze, I., Askerov, E., Khorozyan, I., Farhadinia, M. Can, E.,, Bilgin, C. and Zazanashvili, N. (2010) Leopard conservation in the Caucasus. Cat News 53: 39-40

Plötner, J., Uzzell, T., Beerli, P., Akın, Ç., Bilgin, C.C., Haefeli, C., Ohst, T., Köhler, F., Schreiber, R., Guex, G., Litvinchuk, S.N., Westaway, R., Reyer, H. & Hotz, H. (2010) Genetic Divergence and Evolution of Reproductive Isolation in Eastern Mediterranean Water Frogs. pp. 373-403 In: Evolution in Action – Adaptive Radiations and the Origins of Biodiversity (eds. Glaubrecht, M. & Schneider, H.) Springer Verlag

Akın, Ç., Bilgin, C.C., Beerli, P., Westaway, R., Ohst, T., Litvinchuk, S.N., Uzzell, T., Bilgin, M., Hotz, H., Guex G-D. & Plötner, J. (2010) Phylogeographic patterns of genetic diversity in eastern Mediterranean water frogs have been determined by geological processes and climate change in the Late Cenozoic. Journal of Biogeography 37(11): 2111-2124

Ambarlı, H., Mengüllüoğlu, D. & Bilgin, C.C. (2010) First camera trap pictures of Eurasian lynx from Turkey. Cat News 52: 32

Akın, Ç., Bilgin, M. & Bilgin, C.C. (2010) Discordance between ventral colour and mtDNA haplotype in the water frog Rana (ridibunda) caralitana 1988 Arıkan. Amphibia-Reptilia 31(1): 9-20

Ambarlı, H. & Bilgin, C.C. (2008) Human-Brown Bear conflict in Artvin, northeastern Turkey: Encounters, damage and attitudes. Ursus 19(2): 146-153.

Keşaplı Can, Ö. & Bilgin, C.C. (2005) Stopover ecology of some passerines at Ankara (Central Turkey). The Ring, 27 (2): 127-136.

Sezen, S., Akçakaya, H.R. & Bilgin, C.C. (2004) Harvesting of Turkish Mouflon (Ovis gmelinii anatolica) in Central Anatolia. Pp. 459-468 In: Species Conservation and Management: Case Studies (eds. Akçakaya et al.), Oxford University Press, New York, USA

Kasparek, M. & Bilgin, C.C. (1996) [Checklist of Birds of Turkey] (in Turkish), pp. 25-88 in: Kence, A. & Bilgin, C.C. (eds.) [Checklist of Turkish Vertebrates], DPT/TÜBİTAK, Ankara.


Graduate program affiliation: Biology, GGIT, ESS