SHORT ACADEMIC BIO
I am an associate proffesor in the Department of Biology at the Hacettepe University where I have been a faculty member since 2013. After I completed my PhD on ecogeography of Common Chaffiches at the Hacettepe University (2008), I started my post-doc studies that focused on phylogeography of birds in American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) under the supervision of George F. Barrowclough and Jeff Groth. I was a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow in 2011 to conduct a comprehensive project on African Biogoegraphy, and I honored as a research associate title from AMNH in 2012. I visited several European and North American Natural History Museums including British Museum of Natural History; Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin; Natural History Museum, Vienna; Oxford Univeristy Museum of Natural History; Cambridge Univeristy Museum of Natural History; Alexander Koenig Museum of Natural History; Univeristy of Moscow Zoological Museum. I am currently International Ornithologists' Union (IOU) Fellow.