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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. 

from August 2005.jpg.jpg.jpg Peter Capainolo, Shannon Kenney and Utku Perktas
University of Moscow, Museum of Zoology
Cape May Warbler
American Redstart - female
Sterna hirundo - Sumru - Common Tern from NY - July 21st, 2011
MoMA, NYC, 2011
Karabaşlı Kiraz Kuşu - Ağrı
Oxford, 2005
Branderburg Kapısı
_When I hear of the destruction of a species, I feel just as if all the works of some great writer h
Pergamon Müzesi - Berlin
_The value of biodiversity is more than the sum of its parts._ Byran G
Radcliffe Camera, Oxford
_Scientists know we must protect species because they are working parts of our life-support system
Branderburg Kapısı
Ani Harabeleri - Kars
Archaeopteryx (Almanca ismiyle _Urvogel - orjinal kuş)
New York.jpg.jpg
Ornithology Crew at AMNH
Bonn, 2006
AMNH Ornithology at Turkish lunch.jpg.jpg
Bonn, 2006 (Arabam ve ben)
Bonn, 2006
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