Oral Presentation Program

12:00 - 16:50 Registration
16:50 - 17:10 Opening Ceremony
17:10 - 18:00 Plenary Talk: Vasilis DAKOS
Expecting the Unexpected: Tipping Points and Resilience in Complex Ecological Systems
18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Reception

08:30 - 09:20 Plenary Talk: Erik JEPPESEN
Effects of trophic structure on metabolism in shallow lakes with contrasting nutrient levels and temperatures
Hall A
Structures, function and metabolism of polar, temperate, subtropical, tropical and arid ecosystems
Session Chairs:
Sarian KOSTEN & Thomas MEHNER
Hall B
Interactions of multiple stresses
Session Chairs:
Hall C
Interactions, adaptations and evolution of organisms
Session Chairs:
09:30 - 09:50

344 - Metabolism of subtropical shallow lakes

384 - Long-term trends in Danish lake plankton and the effects of nutrient reduction and climatic changes
Korhan ÖZKAN

403 - Vertical space partitioning of phytoplankton under variable grazing pressure and nutrient depletion

09:50 - 10:10

312 - Drivers of the summer inter-annual variability of the zooplankton in a large subtropical shallow lake

261 - Manifestation of multiple stress in European lakes
Peeter NÕGES

389 - Factors that Control Zooplankton Community Structure and Diversity in Turkish Shallow Lakes

10:10 - 10:30

284 - Turbid and clear regimes in Floodplain Lake and connected rivers (Pantanal-Brazil) and their influence on CO2 emissions

328 - Cumulative effects of weather extremes on the cold-water fish on the edge of their southern range – a case of vendace Coregonus albula population dynamics in Lake Peipsi

112 - Rapid evolutionary change of zooplankton in the face of stoichiometric imbalance

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:10

314 - The biogeography of phytoplankton in South American shallow lakes is predominantly driven by climate

232 - Multistress on macrophytes during regime shifts
Liesbeth BAKKER

184 - Niche differentiation of phototrophic microorganisms along the underwater light spectrum: the selective advantage of green algae in deep red light
Boglárka SOMOGYI

11:10 - 11:30

303 - Consequences of contrasting macrophyte dominance in hypertrophic kettle holes of temperate moraine landscapes

191 - Facing with multiple constraints: Biodiversity of zooplankton in saline ponds
Csaba F. VAD

163 - How habitat selection determines the feeding, growth and fate of age-0 pike, Esox lucius (L.)?

11:30 - 11:50

271 - Diurnal variations in primary and heterotrophic bacterial production under hypertrophic conditions
Gabriela ONANDIA

320 - Impact of climate change on energy transfer between primary producer and consumer in freshwater ecosystem through omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Wei LI

239 - Potential mechanisms for the tropical copepod Notodiaptomus to overcome Microcystis toxicity

11:50 - 12:10

233 - Unusual behaviour of phototrophic picoplankton in turbid waters

185 - The impact of global warming on phytoplankton stoichiometry and community dynamics

370 - Effect of allelochemicals from Hydra sp. (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) on the life table demography of Daphnia rosea (Cladocera)

12:10 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:50 Plenary Talk: Luc DE MEESTER
Changing perspectives on change: the challenges and promises of integrating ecological and evolutionary responses in understanding responses to environmental change in shallow lakes
Hall A
Session Chairs:
Hall B
Session Chairs:
Hall C
Session Chairs:
Gerben VAN GEEST & Ali GER
15:00 - 15:20

288 - Eutrophication and global warming enhance greenhouse gas emissions of shallow lakes

142 - Towards ecological assessment of tropical reservoirs: development of novel methods, indices and assessment protocols
E-wen LOW

150 -  Comparison between present composition and diaspore reservoir of submerged macrophytes in a shallow brackish water bay of the southern Baltic Sea

15:20 - 15:40

229 - High Phytoplankton - Low Zooplankton in a turbid macrophyte-dominated, very shallow Mediterranean lake

97 - Climate change scenarios alter phytoplankton diversity and toxic algal blooms in our future freshwater ecosystems

349 - Are snails more important than zooplankton for macrophyte growth?

15:40 - 16:00

390 - Seasonal patterns in carbon dioxide in 15 mid-continent (USA) reservoirs

91 -  A feedback loop links brownification and anoxia in a temperate, shallow lake
Sabine HILT

211 - Loss of submerged aquatic vegetation in shallow lakes: are benthic cyanobacteria too often overlooked ?

16:00 - 16:20

78 -  Alkalinity in European lakes – applications in water policy and impact on potential C sequestration

216 - Hydro-ecological dynamic of shallow lakes in Malaysia

372 - Effect of the submerged macrophyte Egeria densa on the population growth of the rotifer Plationus patulus (Rotifera: Brachionidae)

16:20 - 16:40 Coffee Break
16:40 - 17:00

106 - Effect of wind forcing and macrophytes on sediment resuspension in two large shallow lakes in Finland and in China – a climate change perspective

169 - Year-to-year variability and uncertainty in ecological classification of shallow lakes

195 - Submerged aquatic vegetation abundance explains variation in littoral zooplankton community structure and functional diversity
Patricia BOLDUC

17:00 - 17:20

81 - Comparison of consumer diets, primary and secondary production and lake-wide carbon balances in two shallow lakes experimentally subsidized by terrestrial particulate organic carbon

277 - Towards a global model of biodiversity and ecosystem services of lakes and wetlands

188 -  Groundwater discharge affects periphyton – submerged macrophyte interactions in the littoral of an oligotrophic lake

17:20 - 17:40

159 - Nutrient dynamics among different macrophyte stands in a shallow lake

308 - Ecological assessment of hydromorphological alterations to lake shores according to the EU Water Framework Directive  
Martin PUSCH

105 - Sex–dependent responses of perch to changes in water clarity and temperature

17:40 - 18:00

292 -  Does cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation matters in freshwaters?

189 - Permanent carbon burial in macrophyte- and phytoplankton-dominated shallow lakes

107 - Food web stability decreases prior to a critical transition in shallow lake ecosystems

18:00 - 18:20

416 - Bottom-up effects on biomass versus top-down effects on identity: a multiple lake fish community manipulation experiment

346 -  Implementation of the monitoring requirements of water framework directive in Turkey

18:20 - 19:30


08:30 - 09:20 Plenary Talk: Meryem BEKLİOĞLU
Causes and Ecological impacts of water level and salinity changes on Shallow Lakes
Hall A
Structures function and metabolism of polar temperate subtropical tropical and arid ecosystems
Session Chairs
Hall B
Interactions adaptations and evolution of organisms
Session Chairs:
Hall C
Biodiversity and invasive species
Session Chairs:
Zhengwen LIU & Korhan Özkan
09:30 - 09:50

98 -  The influence of lake morphometry and catchment properties on methane emissions
Toomas KÕIV

96 - Preferences perch and vendace to benthic diet in the northern lakes of Russia: causes and effects

409 - Species and size diversity relationships in fish assemblages across a continental environmental gradient

09:50 - 10:10

206 -  Climate change effects on greenhouse gas balances of shallow lakes

84 - Asymmetrical competition for light and nutrients in layered communities of aquatic plants

387 - Fish community structure and diversity of Turkish shallow lakes
Thomas BOLL

10:10 - 10:30

59 - To float or not to float! Interacting effects of PAR and dissolved inorganic carbon on buoyancy of Stratiotes aloides, an important structuring macrophyte in temperate systems 

373 - Combined effects of toxic cyanobacterium (Microcystis aeruginosa) and temperature on the population growth of rotifers (Brachionus havanaensis and Plationus patulus)

340 - Stocked exotic and native fish interaction shape food web dynamics in Tasmanian lakes
Nicolas VIDAL

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
Hall A
Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms
Hall B
Hydrological constraints and salinity
Hall C
Biodiversity and invasive species
10:50 - 11:10

269 - Assessment of cyanotoxins in a reconstructed lake: impacts on fish

289 - Distribution patterns of submerged macrophytes, filamentous algae and benthic cyanobacteria along hydrological and nutrient gradients in a shallow fluvial lake
Antonella CATTANEO

104 - Non-native species disturb functional diversity patterns of lake fish communities

11:10 - 11:30

410 - Inductive reasoning and forecasting of long-term dynamics of the cyanobacteria Aphanizomenon, Anabaena and Microcystis in the polymictic eutrophic Müggelsee (Germany) by evolutionary computation

130 - Effects of water level reduction on phytoplankton biomass and functional groups in semi-arid shallow man-made lakes during a severe drought
Vanessa BECKER

90 -  Growth and feeding habits of filter-feeding Asian carps in the oligo-mesotrophic Lake Balaton (Hungary)
Gergely BOROS

11:30 - 11:50

65 - Alternative stable states in large shallow lakes – a case study from Lake Taihu (China)

357 - The importance of flood events for organic matter processing in a river-floodplain system

258 - How does productivity influence diversity of phytoplankton in shallow lakes? - A contribution to the productivity – diversity debate
Brigitte NIXDORF

11:50 - 12:10

315 - Cyanobacteria as a food source for benthic animals in a hyper-eutrophic lake (Lake Taihu, China)

388 - Impacts of wet and drought periods on the long-term seasonal phosphorus and nitrogen budgets of two shallow Mediterranean lakes

224 - Land use effects on regional scale aquatic diversity

12:10 - 14:00


Informal Discussion: What future for shallow lake research? by Brian Moss
14:00 - 14:50 Plenary Talk: Kendra SPENCE CHERUVELIL
Landscape limnology: Understanding lakes at regional to continental scales
Chairs: José Luiz ATTAYDE & Andrea BERTOLO Chairs: Sandra BRUCET & Jack R. JONES Chairs: Steven DECLERCK & Brigitte NIXDORF
15:00 - 15:20

209 - Scum detectives: revealing the causes of a remarkable Gleotrichia bloom in a recently restored shallow lake

382 - Modelling the future trophic state of Lake Beyşehir considering climate and land use changes

178 - Palatability and allelopathic effects of native and exotic macrophytes

15:20 - 15:40

225 - Integrating metaproteomics and the ecology of algal blooms

412 - Phosphorus budget for Lake Mogan, Ankara, Turkey
Emre ALP

124 - Aggressiveness of the nonnative macrophyte Elodea canadensis is closely associated with local environmental factors in European lakes.

15:40 - 16:00

376 - Effect of crude extracts from cyanobacterial blooms in shallow lakes on the demographic characteristics of clones of Brachionus calyciflorus (Rotifera)

158 - Shallow lakes as sinks and sources of nutrients in a tropical floodplain

108 - Hitchhikers, paragliders and active flyers – the role of dispersal mode in small and large scale spatial patterns of aquatic invertebrates

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break
Hall A
Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms
Hall B
Hydrological constraints and salinity
Hall C
Biodiversity and invasive species
16:20 - 16:40

113 - Eutrophication may homogenize fish assemblages in Danish lakes
Rosemberg MENEZES

366 - Effect of salinity on the demography of a freshwater strain of Brachionus plicatilis from the shallow Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico

120 - Determinants of zooplankton beta diversity in tropical lake systems

16:40 - 17:00

210 - Influence of fishery management of fish ponds on eutrophication of a drainage basin – the role of nutrient retention in ponds.

230 -  Extreme physical and chemical conditions in shallow soda pans of the Carpathian Basin

365 - Review of recent advances on the taxonomy and experimental ecology of rotifers (Rotifera) from the Mexican shallow lakes

17:00 - 17:20

319 - Transparency of garden pond failed be controlled by effective microorganisms

194 - Impact of extreme water-level fluctuation on dissolved oxygen regimes in a North-Central Florida Lake
Chrysoula MITRAKI

152 - Chironomid emergences in Singapore, Tanytarsus oscillans from Bedok Reservoir
Kai Yang ANG

17:20 - 17:40

208 - Alarming signs of eutrophication problems in Prespa Lakes (Greece)
Valentini MALIAKA

411 - Strong effects of occasional drying on subsequent water clarity and cyanobacterial blooms in cool tropical reservoirs
Mekonen TEFERI

334 - Macroinvertebrate succession in different turbulence conditions

17:40 - 18:00

413 - Long-term water quality trends and the present limnological comparison of the two neighboring major Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes: why are lakes Abaya and Chamo so different?

199 -  Study the correlations between biodiversity (Shannon Index) and characteristics of ecosystem in coastal and open part of the Baltic Sea, Curonian and Vistula lagoons

18:00 - 19:10


09:00 - 18:00


08:30 - 09:20 Plenary Talk: John SMOL
A window on the past and a view to the future: Paleoecological perspectives on shallow lakes in a multiple stressor world
Hall A
Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
Session Chairs:
Hall B
Session Chairs:
Hall C
New methods
Session Chairs:
09:30 - 09:50

182 - Macrophyte cover and composition in floodplain lakes: transient dynamics or alternative stable states?

391 - Do the alternative stable states stand the test of time?

144 - New opportunities in lake remote sensing due to the launch of next generation satellites.

09:50 - 10:10

203 -  Changes of macrophyte area in shallow lakes along a latitudinal gradient in Eastern Europe within 30 years

254 - 5000 years of lacustrine ecosystem changes at Lake Petit (Southern French Alps, 2200 m a.s.l): regime shift and resilience of algal communities

356 -  In situ Fluorometry in the Assessment of Periphyton Assembly and Structure
Detlev LOHSE

10:10 - 10:30

58 -  Nuisance macrophyte species: An unavoidable phase in restoration?

118 - Combining paleolimnological and limnological records in elucidating lake ecosystem responses of the large and shallow Lake Säkylän Pyhäjärvi, Finland, during periods of eutrophication and recovery 

405 - Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in aquatic lentic ecosystem - an ecotoxicology approach

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
Hall A
Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
Hall B
Hall C
New methods
10:50 - 11:10

131 - How landscape scale biogeochemical processes determine the water quality of shallow surface waters.

386 - Effect of water level change on benthic to pelagic shifts in three Turkish shallow lakes: a paleolimnological approach

262 - Control of Cyanobacteria by ultrasound: experiences from a eutrophic shallow lake

11:10 - 11:30

165 - Distribution patterns and population genetic features of a vulnerable, limnophilic fish species (Umbra krameri Walbaum, 1792) in Hungary

361 - Reconstructing environmental conditions of the past 8000 years at Lago Rogaguado, Bolivia (13°S)

174 - Pigment-based chemotaxonomy - a quick alternative to determine algal assemblages in large shallow eutrophic lake?
Marju TAMM

11:30 - 11:50

116 - Eutrophication control in urban ponds in The Netherlands

164 -  Using the sediment record to inform conservation of the rare aquatic plant Najas flexilis.

122 - First results of using plate sediment traps in shallow brackish water – comparison of gross and net sedimentation with water movements

11:50 - 12:10

74 - Shift in phytoplankton species composition as mechanism of ecological change in Lake IJsselmeer and Markermeer, The Netherlands.

339 - Dramatic vegetation change in shallow softwater lakes as a result of increased CO2 levels

87 - Heart rate in bivalve molluscs as biological indicators of shallow waters ecosystems health

12:10 - 14:00

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil
Building the skills for creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams
14:00 - 14:50 Plenary Talk: Laurence CARVALHO
From Nutrient Limitation to Recreation: Putting Ecology into Ecosystem Services
Hall A
Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
Session Chairs:
Hall B
Session Chairs:
Hall C
Food webs along gradients in latitude, longitude and altitude
Session Chairs:
15:00 - 15:20

332 - Thirty years of shallow lake restoration, The Norfolk Broads

82 - Fossil pigments in Holocene sediments of Lake Peipsi (north-eastern Europe)
Kristiina EHAPALU

267 - Modelling stoichiometric relationship between microbial loop and phytoplankton

15:20 - 15:40

155 - Restoration of urban lake Kleine Melanen: from theory to reality

109 - Paleoecology of tropical Lake Zirhauen (Western Mexico) recorded in Cladocera remains.

381 - Impact of nutrient and water level changes on macrophytes along a latitudinal gradient: Pan-European mesocosm experiments
Zeynep ERSOY

15:40 - 16:00

111 - Are there any long term effects of biomanipulation? Ecological classification of ten eutrophic lakes 10 years after mass removal of fish.

99 - Tracking piscivorous waterbird populations using lake sediments from ponds located on nearshore nesting islands in Lake Ontario, Canada

335 - Impact of nitrogen loading on submerged macrophytes and algae: a one year mesocosm experiment in a shallow Chinese lake

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break
Hall A
Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
Hall B
Hall C
Food webs along gradients in latitude, longitude and altitude
16:20 - 16:40

321 - Resistance and recovery of macrophyte biodiversity after damming a Pyrenean soft-water shallow lake
Esperança GACIA

337 - An investigation of the relationship between δ13C in Daphnia and lake water CH4 concentrations in Gerzensee, Switzerland

266 - Intrinsic and environmental factors influencing stable isotope (d13C and d15N) variability of aquatic macrophytes from Mediterranean stagnant water bodies
Eglantine CHAPPUIS

16:40 - 17:00

316 - Phosphorus release from the sediment in Danish lakes
Henning JENSEN

20 - Inferring past eutrophication and salinization by community change of sub-fossil Cladocera in Turkish shallow lakes

331 - Impact of top down and bottom up controls on microbial food webs of Turkish shallow lakes

17:00 - 17:20

201 - Recovery from acidification of a small shallow lake in Czech Republic
Jindrich DURAS

359 -  Eemian environmental changes recorded in two Paleolakes in central and eastern Poland – Cladocera data
Monika NISKA

186 -  Is zooplankton grazing an important controlling factor of the autotrophic picoplankton in shallow turbid lakes?

17:20 - 17:40

226 - Nutrients threshold for controlling  harmful cyanobacterial blooms in eutrophic Lake Taihu, China
Hai XU

243 - Dynamics of cyanobacterial bloom, zooplankton and fish biomass and spatial distributions in shallow Sulejów Reservoir, Poland.
Małgorzata GODLEWSKA

20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner
08:30 - 09:20 Plenary Talk: Dennis TROLLE
Recent advances in the development and use of mathematical models for aquatic ecosystems - in the context of climate change projections
Hall A
Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
Session Chairs:
Hall B
Ecosystem modeling
Session Chairs:
Jan H. JANSE & Henning JENSEN
Hall C
Food webs along gradients in latitude, longitude and altitude
Session Chairs:
Christer BRÖNMARK & Martin PUSCH
09:30 - 09:50

148 - The effects of PAC, PIX and Phoslock on the survival, growth, metamorphosis and metal uptake in tadpoles of the common brown frog (Rana temporaria)

162 - Advantages of concurrent use of multiple software frameworks in water quality modelling using a Database Approach To Modelling (DATM)

173 - Food web structure and carbon sources of a large, shallow, eutrophic lake revealed by stable isotope analyses

09:50 - 10:10

172 - Effects of polyaluminium chloride addition and benthivorous fish removal on the water quality of a tropical shallow lake: a field mesocosm experiment

170 - The influence of the physical environment on simulations of complex aquatic ecosystem dynamics
Fenjuan HU

343 - Spatial and temporal changes of the zooplankton species composition, numerical density, biomass and productivity in Lake Balaton (Hungary) between 1999 and 2013
László G.-TÓTH

10:10 - 10:30

268 - Restoration of eutrophic Lake Haussee (Germany) by applying a relatively low dosage of poly-aluminium chloride: reasons, consequences, problems.

341 - Total phosphorus reference condition for a mid-sized subalpine lake: a process-based and lake-basin integrated approach

79 - Grazing selectivity and feeding seasonality of crustacean zooplankton in a large shallow eutrophic lake.

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
Hall A
Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
Hall B
Ecosystem modeling
Hall C
Food webs along gradients in latitude, longitude and altitude
10:50 - 11:10

127 - The seasonal response of in-lake phosphorus concentrations in Loch Leven to a 60% reduction in inputs from the catchment.
Linda MAY

15 - Assessing a shallow lake metabolism from high-frequency measurements using Bayesian metabolic model

248 - Characterization of DOM in shallow and deep lakes in Japan by using EEM-PARAFAC
Kazuhiro KOMATSU

11:10 - 11:30

146 - Climate change induced challenges of catchment management in two different climate zones: Lake Tianmu, China, and Lake Pyhäjärvi, Finland

398 - Investigation of factors affecting the trophic state of Lake Karla using the PCLake model

275 -  Effects of eutrophication and oligotrophication on a zooplankton community

11:30 - 11:50

257 - Outcomes of submerged macropyhte restoration in an impounded, eutrophic lowland river

336 - Phytoplankton production in the IJsselmeer under different nutrient levels: a case study

11:50 - 12:10

234 - Impacts of chironomids on phosphorus retention in the sediment of a shallow lake: a long-term laboratory study
Michael HUPFER

205 -  The simulation mathematical model of the transformation compounds of nutrients in the ecosystem of the Vistula lagoon of the Baltic Sea
Konstantin PODGORNYJ

12:10 - 13:00 Plenary Talk: Brian MOSS
The way we live now: a retrospective of the Shallow lakes Meeting in Antalya Closing Remarks of Shallow Lakes 2014
13:00 - 13:30 Closing Ceremony

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Building the skills for creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams
Kendra Spence Cheruvelil

Short description: * Collaborative research teams are a necessary and desirable component of most scientific endeavors. High-performing collaborative research teams exhibit important research outcomes, far beyond what could be accomplished by individuals working independently. These teams are made up of researchers who are committed to a common purpose, approach, and performance goals for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. During this session, I will share lessons learned from experiences working with a wide range of collaborative teams, structured within a framework developed from published literature in business, education, and a relatively new discipline called the “science of team science". Then, because high-performing collaborative research teams are not born, but are created and maintained, I will take you through some exercises that build teamwork and leadership skills. These skills foster team functioning and increase team productivity, resulting in positive scientific outcomes (e.g., generation of transformative knowledge, translation of research results to sound management and policy recommendations).

Bio related to teamwork: * Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University. She is very active and successful in both research and teaching. She was a 2009-2010 MSU Lilly Teaching Fellow and was awarded a 2012 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. Dr. Cheruvelil's disciplinary expertise is as a freshwater ecologist who works collaboratively to better-understand what drives heterogeneity among lakes both across space and through time. She also conducts disciplinary-based research on teaching and learning related to ecological literacy, evolution education, and teamwork. She has recently published papers on how to increase the effectiveness of collaborative research teams and how to change the academic culture to better reflect the importance of such teams for solving environmental issues.

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Informal Discussion

Informal Discussion: What future for shallow lake research?
by Professor Brian Moss and Dr. Mariana Meerhoff

Shallow lake research advanced greatly in the last three decades of the twentieth century, displacing the dominance of deep lake research that had held sway in the early years of limnology. But where is it going in the twenty-first century? Is it on a plateau, filling in a few gaps and providing just new examples of what is already understood? Is it failing to adopt new techniques such as those from molecular biology? Is the ecology being lost sight of in a flurry of modelling and statistics? Should there be new questions or are there important ones yet to be answered? Where should we be going? Can we even know what we should do next? Two experienced limnologists will take five minutes each to introduce the subject and say what they think, and then there will be an open discussion for half an hour / forty minutes for anyone to say what they think. You might like to read beforehand the very short article by David Lindenmayer and Gene Likens entitled ‘Losing the culture of ecology’ in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, July 2011, pp 245-246, available on the web site of the Ecological Society of America.

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Social Activities

Welcome Reception
Sunday, 12 October 2014

We are in the preparation of a rich social program in which you will be able to find the opportunity to visit historical cities and natural beauties located in Antalya and around it, and in which you will be able to relieve the tiredness of the day by enjoying the Turkish cuisine which is a synthesis of the Mediterranean and the Middle East cuisines.

Cocktail prolonge will provide an opportunity for delegates and accompanying persons to meet in a relaxed environment. You will enjoy the cocktail music, soft drinks and food.

Place: Akka Antedon Hotels
Time: 18:00-20:00
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Latin Dance Night
Monday, 13 October 2014

Place: Akka Antedon Hotels
Time: 21:00-22:30
Dress Code:Casual
This social program is free of charge for participants who stays at Akka Antedon Hotel

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Beach Party
Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Place: Akka Antedon Hotels
Time: TBA
Dress Code: Casual
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Gala Dinner
Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Gala Dinner is the highlight of the social program and will be a wonderful opportunity for you to take part in an exclusive dinner. You will enjoy the food, drinks and live-music .

Place: Akka Antedon Hotels
Time: 20:00-00:00
Dress Code: Semi-formal


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Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 April 2014 (Extended to 16 April 2014)
Notification of Acceptance: 15 May 2014 (Extended to 30 May 2014)
Early Registration Deadline: 02 June, 2014 (Extended to 16 June 2014)
Author Registration Deadline: 01 July 2014
Normal Registration Deadline: 02 October 2014

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Registration Fee Includes

Services Regular Student Accompanying Person
Welcome reception
Access to all scientific and poster sessions
Access to the exhibition area
Conference bag and badge
Abstract book
Lunches and drinks

Coffee breaks

Certificate of Attendance

Mid-conference Excursion

Gala Dinner

Registration Terms & Conditions

The Congress Office must be notified in writing via e-mail or fax of a cancellation for all registers. The following cancellation conditions apply:

Cancellations before May 02, 2014: full refund of the registration fee less Re-send costs.
Cancellations before August 29, 2014: full refund of the registration fee less 100 € handling fee.
Cancellations after August 30, 2014: no refund.

Plenary Speakers

Meryem Beklioğlu
Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Turkey
Title: Effects of Hydrology, water level fluctuations and salinity changes on structure and function of shallow lakes

Meryem is a freshwater ecologist or precisely a shallow laker. She uses multiple approaches including monitoring, space of time substitute, paleoecology, mesocosms experiments and modeling to understand structure and functioning of shallow lakes located in semi-dry Mediterranean climate where changes in hydrology and salinity in addition to the climate change and nutrients appeared to be critical. She is also interested in restoration of shallow lakes in drier climates as well. She is director of the Limnology Research Lab (www.limnology.bio.metu.edu.tr) and the field and research station. She has led several nationally funded projects and being part of EU-FP7 funded projects as well.

Laurence Carvalho
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
Title: From Nutrient Limitation to Recreation: Putting Ecology into Ecosystem Services

Laurence is a lake ecologist interested in researching biodiversity, water quality and algal blooms in lakes. He has carried out this work through studies of the long-term records from the large, shallow lake, Loch Leven, which has been monitored for over 45 years. He has also collaborated extensively with a network of people across Europe, collating large scale datasets from hundreds of shallow (and deep) lakes, for the development of ecological assessment schemes for the European Water Framework Directive. He recently spent one year on secondment to the European Commission working on ecosystem services delivered by freshwater biodiversity. This is the focus for much of his current efforts to persuade people that algae are the most important organisms on this planet.

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, USA
Title: Landscape limnology: Understanding lakes at regional to continental scales

Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University. She is a freshwater ecologist who works collaboratively to better-understand what drives heterogeneity among lakes both across space and through time. She addresses questions that advance scientific understanding and that are directly applicable to aquatic ecosystem management and policy. Dr. Cheruvelil's collaborative research has helped define the emerging field of landscape limnology that is based on a foundation of landscape ecology and limnology. She has also worked with natural resource agencies to apply landscape limnology principles to problems facing freshwater ecosystems, such as nutrient criteria. She is co-director of the Landscape Limnology Research Group (www.fw.msu.edu/~llrg) and is a co-PI on an interdisciplinary NSF-funded project that has integrated lake nutrient datasets from 17 US states into a multi-scaled geospatial database in order to conduct limnology research at unprecedented scales (www.csilimnology.org).

Vasilis Dakos
Jordi Bascompte’s lab in the Biological Station of Doñana in Spain

Title: Expecting the Unexpected: Tipping Points and Resilience in Complex Ecological Systems.

Vasilis is a postdoctoral MarieCurie fellow in Jordi Bascompte’s lab in the Biological Station of Doñana in Spain. He is a theoretical ecologist with an interdisciplinary research agenda that focuses on indicators of resilience and regime shift in ecological, but not only, systems. With a background in plankton and stream ecology, Vasilis completed a PhD in 2011 under the supervision of Marten Scheffer and Egbert van Nes at the Department of Aquatic Ecology in Wageningen University in the Netherlands on the topic of early-warning signals for critical transitions (www.early-warningsignals.org). He studies how statistical and dynamical properties of simple models could be used to develop indicators for detecting past climate transitions, vegetation collapse in semi arid ecosystems, or tipping events in experimental plankton populations, and more recently in complex ecological networks ranging from spatially heterogeneous habitat networks to mutualistic communities. He is core member of SparcS (www.sparcs-center.org), the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS), and the open scholar initiative LIBRE (www.liberatingresearch.org).

Erik Jeppesen
Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Title: Effects of trophic structure on metabolism in shallow lakes with contrasting nutrient levels and temperatures

Erik Jeppesen, being one of the pioneer scientists in freshwater ecology, is a professor at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University (AU), associated with the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research, Beijing and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC), Nuuk. He is also an adjunct professor at NIGLAS, Nanjing, China since 2009. His main research areas are on ecology of shallow lakes, especially on trophic interactions, the role of submerged macrophytes and fish, lake restoration, and palaeolimnology. During the last decade a key focus of his research has been on the impact of global climate change on the freshwater ecosystems from Arctic to the tropics. Erik has authored more than 400 journal articles and several book chapters and has given more than 60 plenary lectures and keynote speeches at conferences around the globe. Together with his group received the Naumann-Thienemann medal in 2010 and was a member of the IPCC panel (and author) who received a half Laureate Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Erik lead many national and international research projects and established long-lasting collaboration with groups in Uruguay, Turkey and China, also has initiated an inter-university platform Water and Environment at the Sino-Danish University Centre. Erik is now co-coordinator of the platform Environment and Climate of the Danish University initiative since 2010, aiming to build stronger universities in developing countries.

Luc De Meester
Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, University of Leuven , Belgium
Title: Changing perspectives on change: the challenges and promises of integrating ecological and evolutionary responses in understanding responses to environmental change in shallow lakes

Luc is an evolutionary biologist and community ecologist who focuses on aquatic systems. He uses pond systems, zooplankton communities and the water flea Daphnia as his main model systems in his effort to understand ecological and evolutionary dynamics and how they shape communities in natural landscapes. In doing so his team integrates field work with experimental research and modelling, and integrates data at the level of metacommunity structure, quantitative genetics and genomics.

Brian Moss
School of Environmental Sciences, Liverpool University, UK
Title: The way we live now: a retrospective of the Shallow lakes Meeting in Antalya
Closing Remarks of Shallow Lakes 2014

Brian Moss was Holbrook Gaskell Professor of Botany at the University of Liverpool since 1989 but has theoretically retired. He has held posts in Malawi, the USA and UK and has taught or carried out research or both on six continents over fifty years. He is an experimentalist whose interests freshwater management, eutrophication, lake restoration and climate change and in addition to the conventional long list of papers in learned journals, he has published a well-known text book on the Ecology of Freshwaters (Fourth edition published in March 2010), a New Naturalist book on ‘The Broads’, and a manual for shallow lake restoration.

He is much concerned with wider global environmental problems, how art and poetry might be used to get over messages about the environment to the wider public, and the severe communication problems that scientists have in the way they write. He also plays the contrabass (inexpertly) and is Chairman of the Southport Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been President of the British Phycological Society, Vice-president of the British Ecological Society/Marsh Christian Trust prize for the most influential book on Ecology published in the last two years at INTECOL in London in 2013.

John Smol
Department of Biology, Queen's University, Canada
Title: A window on the past and a view to the future: Paleoecological perspectives on shallow lakes in a multiple stressor world

John P. Smol, OC, PhD, FRSC is professor of biology (cross-appointed with the School of Environmental Studies) at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change. Smol founded and co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), a group of ~30 students and other scientists dedicated to the study of long-term global environmental change, and especially as it relates to lake ecosystems. An ISI Highly Cited Researcher,Smol has authored over 470 journal publications and chapters since 1980, as well as completed 20 books. Much of his research deals with the impacts of climatic change, acidification, eutrophication, contaminant transport, and other environmental stressors. He has led research on circumpolar Arctic lakes for 3 decades. Smol was the founding Editor of the international Journal of Paleolimnology (1987-2007) and is the current Editor of the journal Environmental Reviews. Since 1990 Smol has been awarded over 45 research and teaching awards and fellowships, including the 2004 NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal as Canada’s top scientist or engineer. He has won 10 teaching, mentoring and scientific outreach awards, and was named by Nature magazine, following a nation-wise search, to be Canada’s Top Mid-Career Scientific Mentor. Recently, John was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.

Dennis Trolle
Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Dennis has background in environmental engineering from Aalborg University (Denmark), and completed his Ph.D. in 2009 at the University of Waikato (New Zealand). Following some year as a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Waikato and Aarhus University (Denmark), Dennis is now a Senior Scientist in the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University. Dennis’ research interests include aquatic ecosystem functioning, and particularly how mathematical models can be developed and used for hypothesis testing, and as tools for making future projections of ecosystem states in response to changes in climate and nutrient supply. He also enjoys teaching and is active as a lecturer in aquatic ecosystems and hydrological modelling at Aarhus University, at the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (in Beijing) as well as on a Ph.D. course at Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania). As a member of the Aquatic Ecosystem MOdelling Network (AEMON) and the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), Dennis also strives to engage actively in open international collaborations, which is demonstrated by his devotion to the development of open source (freely available), community based models for aquatic ecosystems.

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Mid-Excursion Conference Tour

A - Termessos - Duden and Kurşunlu Waterfalls - October 15, 2014

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Termessos is an ancient city perched on a ridge of the Güllük Mountain at an elevation of about 1050 meters. The city boasts a number of well-preserved ruins including a theatre, odeon, necropolis, temples, rock carved tombs, and cisterns dating from Roman back to pre-Hellenic times,nestled in a wild setting mixed with pine forests and dramatic views of the surrounding limestone peaks. The isolated mountain topography gives a unique and untouched character to this site. There is a 15-minute trek to reach the ruins. Afterwards, the tour continues to the lowland waterfalls of Düden and Kurşunlu, which have a karstic hydrology consisting of underground rivers.

Included Features:
• Transportation by a fully air-conditioned and non-smoking A/C vehicle,
• Professional and licensed tour guide,
• Lunch,
• Duration: 09:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m.,
• Departure/Arrival place: AKKA Antedon Hotel.

Please be informed that; - Total driving time of the tour is ~3 hours.

B- Perge – Aspendos - Köprülü Canyon Tour - October 15, 2014

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Perge is an impressive ancient city 15 km east of Antalya located near the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. Originally settled in the Hittite period (~1500 BC.), most of the ruins today date back to Hellenic or Roman times, when the city was an important center of the old Pamphylia region, which means “land of the mixed races” in ancient Greek. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Most of the statues displayed in the Antalya Museum came from here. Aspendos is a close-by site known for having one of the best-preserved Roman theaters. The tour continues into the Köprülü Canyon National Park, which takes its name from the Roman bridges (“köprü” in Turkish) that cross the canyon, and is also an important rafting center. The landscape is dotted with several small villages, canyons, rivers, and forests along the foothills.

Included Features:
• Transportation by a fully air-conditioned and non-smoking A/C vehicle,
• Professional and licensed tour guide,
• Lunch,
• Duration: 09:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m.,
• Departure/Arrival place: AKKA Antedon Hotel.

Please be informed that; - Total driving time of the tour is ~3 hours. - Museum entrance fees are not included!

C - Phaselis – Olympus - Yanartas Tour - October 15, 2014

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Phaselis and Olympos are ancient Lycian cities within the Bey Dağları National Park, where the landscape is covered by pine forests and consists of small coastal plains surrounded by jagged limestone mountains rising above 2000 meters. This setting makes Phaselis and Olympos among the most scenic coastal ruins in Antalya. The former is a relatively larger city, with an ancient harbor, theater, Hadrianus Gate, and impressive views of Mt. Tahtalı. Olympos is a short drive away, located on the south side of Mt. Tahtalı, in a deep coastal valley shaded by oleander bushes and laurel trees. Most of the ruins are within a riparian forest, which adds a distinctive atmosphere. The valley opens up to a 3 km long beach with deep blue waters perfect for swimming. On the way to Olympos, the tour includes a 15-minute trek to Yanartaş, full of flaming gas seeps, where Greek mythology tells that the Lycian hero Bellerophon mounted his winged horse Pegasus and slew the fire-breathing Chimaera.

Included Features:
• Transportation by a fully air-conditioned and non-smoking A/C vehicle,
• Professional and licensed tour guide,
• Lunch,
• Duration: 09:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m.,
• Departure/Arrival place: AKKA Antedon Hotel.

Please be informed that; - Total driving time of the tour is ~2 hours. - Museum entrance fees are not included!

D - Lake Avlan, Arycanda and Highland Wandering - October 15, 2014

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Lake Avlan is a shallow lake at an elevation of about 1033 m and is surrounded by the scenic Bey mountain within the transition zone between Mediterranean and continental climates. The region is known for its old-growth cedar and juniper forests and alpine highlands with peaks above 3000 m. The lake was drained by the State Water Works between 1976-1980 in order to expand agricultural lands of this apple-producing region. Afterward, humidity dropped dramatically, agricultural production declined, and forests began drying up. Following this disaster, the people of Elmalı collected nearly 3.000 signatures in order to restore water to the lake. Their efforts were successful and water diversions were re-directed into the basin in 2001, restoring Lake Avlan. After touring the lake, there will be a short drive into the surrounding highlands for enjoying the alpine scenery. On the way down to the coast there is a final stop at Arycanda, an ancient city renowned in Lycian times for its love of pleasure and merrymaking as well as its tendency to be in constant debt. Arycanda is one of the most impressive of the Lycian cities, nestled in rolling pine-clad mountains.

Included Features:
• Transportation by a fully air-conditioned and non-smoking A/C vehicle,
• Professional and licensed tour guide,
• Lunch,
• Duration: 09:00 a.m.-19:00 p.m.,
• Departure/Arrival place: AKKA Antedon Hotel.

Please be informed that; - Total driving time of the tour is ~4 hours. - Museum entrance fees are not included!

Pre-Post Tours (technical, cultural...)

Conference tours are organized for 8th Shallow Lakes participants who like to visit the lakes and the beauties of Turkey.
The itinerary include visit the shallow lakes of Turkey and the main scientific information about the history of the lakes will be provided during the travel.

** Participants who would like to join a tour, have to login to registration system for online booking.

*** ARBER Professional Congress Services reserves the rights to change the tour itineraries.


Akka Antedon Hotel

Antedon Hotel is situated in Beldibi region which is famous for its turquoise coloured sea in tourism paradise Antalya. 45 minutes away from Antalya International Airport. Hotel is built on an area of 90.000 sqm.
In the main building there are 340 standart rooms consist of 5 handicapped-rooms and 10 superior rooms; 10 dublex suites, 76 dublex family rooms, 4 junior suites and 2 king suites. In our anex building there are 68 family rooms. Hotel has 500 rooms in total. All of our rooms consist laminate flooring, bathroom, WC, hairdryer, direct phone, minibar, sattelite TV, safe and central air conditioning system.
10 multifunctional meeting rooms with a capacity of 1000 pax with the most advanced technology.

Accommodation, Tour & Transfer Terms & Conditions

Until 11 August 2014 Free Cancellation, Full refund of the booking fee minus refund costs.
Until 12 September 2014 Refund with one night no show cost (for accommodation), 50 € handling cost (for tour and transfer) and refund cost.
After 12 September 2014 No refund.

Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you all to participate in the 8th International Shallow Lakes Conference, to be held from October 12 – 17, 2014 in Antalya, Turkey.

The guiding theme of the 8th International Shallow Lakes Conference is “Ecology of Shallow Lakes in a Fast-Changing World”. Its purpose is to provide a stimulating scientific environmentfor communicating the advances in the ecology of shallow lakes. This will be a forum to revise and discuss new results, foster the exchange of ideas, and synthesize current knowledge to facilitate new research collaborations.

Turkey forms a natural bridge between the old world continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Moreover, it has earned the title of Asia Minor due to its continental character, hosting a vast diversity of habitats and species, as well as an immense mixture of cultures because of its rich history. In addition to the scientific program, you will have the opportunity to visit Antalya, an ancient city in the heart of the "Turkish Riviera", which boasts a perfect climate and splendid harmony of nature and history, with world renowned archeological sites nestled among a landscape of beaches, forests and mountains.

We would like to welcome you to the 8th International Shallow Lakes Conference. Please join us in October 2014 and we assure you that you will have a wonderful time in Turkey.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Best Regards,

Prof. Dr. Meryem BEKLİOĞLU
Organizing Committee Chair

Scientific Topics

We kindly invite all researchers working with topics relevant to the ecology of shallow lakes to participate in the Shallow Lakes 2014 Conference and to present their work and experience in this field.

Selected papers from oral and poster presentations will be considered for publication in the Hydrobiologia Journal published by Springer.

Presentations can be in two forms:
Oral: to be presented in parallel sessions of the conference
Poster: to be exhibited in the poster sessions of the conference

• Food webs along gradients in latitude, longitude and altitude
• Interspecific interactions
• Structures, function and metabolism of polar, temperate, subtropical, tropical and arid ecosystems
• Interactions of multiple stresses
• Hydrological constraints and salinity
• Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms
• Adaptation, plasticity and evolution of organisms
• Theoretical developments
• Ecosystem services and goods
• Biodiversity and invasive species
• Water Framework Directive and other legislations
• Restoration, conservation, recovery and sustainability
• Paleolimnology
• Ecosystem modeling
• New methods

Student Poster and Oral Presentation Award

We are pleased to announce that there will be awards to recognize the work of emerging young researchers.

These will be selected from the posters and presentations of student participants.



Meryem Beklioğlu, Middle East Technical University

Scientific Committee

Dennis Trolle, Denmark
Inés O’ Farrell, Argentina
José Luiz Attayde, Brazil
Jose M. Montoya, Spain
Karl Havens, USA
Laurence Carvalho, UK
Mariana Meerhoff, Uruguay
Meryem Beklioğlu, Turkey
Sandra Brucet, Spain
Sarian Kosten, The Netherlands
Steven Declerck, The Netherlands
Thomas Davidson, Denmark
Zhengwen Liu, China

External Supporting Committee

Brian Moss, UK
Erik Jeppesen, Denmark
John Smol, Canada
Lars-Anders Hansson, Sweden
Luc De Meester, Belgium
Martin Søndergaard, Denmark

Local Organizing Committee

Ali Ger
Arda Özen
Ayşe İdil Çakıroğlu
Eti Ester Levi
Gizem Bezirci
Korhan Özkan
Meriç Albay
Nilsun Demir
Nuray Akbulut
Şeyda Erdoğan
Tuba Bucak
Ü.Nihan Tavşanoğlu
Zeynep Ersoy

Key Information


12 -17 October 2014

Conference Language

The official language of the Shallowlakes 2014 is English

Exhibition Area

Convenient spaces will be available for the exhibitors at the Venue.


Official letters of invitation can be print from the online registration system after the registration procedure is completed. The organizing office may ask for the registration payment.

Travel Information

Turkey is surrounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west and the Mediterranean to the south. Two straits (the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles) form gates to the inner Marmara Sea, dividing Thrace - the European part, and Anatolia - the Asian part of the country. Turkey is truly the place where East and West meet. Click for More

How to Reach Antalya

Official Airline

Please click for Turkish Airlines Official Airline Support

Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of Shallow Lakes 2014 and offers a special discounted rate for the international participants:

Up to 20% on Business Class
Up to 15% on Economy Class

Thanks to the extensive flight network has more than 230 point flying Turkish Airlines flight map, you can use the link below to explore:


Please show the event registration letter to the Sales Office of Turkish Airlines in your country if you plan to attend Shallow Lakes 2014 via Turkish Airlines.

For a list of Turkish Airlines offices please follow the link: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-INT/contact_us/offices.aspx

Antalya International Airport

Antalya International Airport is one of the biggest Airports in Turkey. Many Airlines have direct flights to Antalya but you may have a connection to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. In such case there are local airlines flights from Istanbul to Antalya every day and they can provide cheap tickets.

By Bus

Using a bus to get into Turkey is another option. This is good and cheap if you're planning to get into Turkey from a nearby country such as Bulgaria, Romania or Greece. For Greece - Turkey routes you can even book tickets online through Varan Tourism for Thessaloniki - Istanbul. If you're planning to do that from a farther European country then it may get quite tiring, although you can at times find such a service, especially from Germany or Austria.

From Asia, you can take buses from Georgia to Turkey in both Batumi and Tbilisi but service is irregular and one should inquire around. From Armenia one can go through Georgia by bus to Turkey. From Iran there are buses to Turkey from Tabriz. Most of the intercity and international buses arrive at İstanbul Esenler Otogar from Europe.

The major bus companies are ;
Ulusoy - www.ulusoy.com.tr
Varan - www.varan.com.tr
Metro - www.metroturizm.com.tr
Nilüfer - www.niluferturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koç - www.kamilkoc.com.tr

By Sea

Most of the routes are link Greek locations - mostly islands - with close-by Turkish locations and, a bit farther, Italy with Turkey. There are several companies operating such lines. A lot of travel agencies operate several routes between Greek Islands and Turkey. One can search for ferry departures and make reservations as well. If you're looking for a ferry from Italy to Turkey or vice-versa as well as alternatives to Greek-Turkey ferries, you should look on Aegean Ferry Services. They have a good map showing all of their ferry routes. One of the most interesting is the ferry from Ancona to Çeşme.

By Private Car

You can come to Antalya by car. But we don't advice you to use this way because of the road conditions and custom regulations. The participants from İstanbul, Greece, Croatia, Romania and Hungary may use this method.

General Route: London - Istanbul, approximately 3,000 km. Northern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Southern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Italy to Turkey.

Host City Antalya

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour; The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century. There are plenty of interesting pieces in the Archaeological Museum, from the Palaeolithic Age right through to Ottoman times.

Antalya has a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, and the city is set high on cliffs, with many of its grandest hotels overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the town. The beach area of Lara, approximately 12 km to the east is home to the best beach in the area, known for its golden sand, which is rapidly becoming a resort in its own right. To the west, the long pebble beach of Konyaaltı is also popular. Heading up into the mountains, you can make the most of the beautiful scenery by visiting the spectacular Düden or Kurşunlu waterfall. At Saklıkent, just 50 km away from the city centre, you can even ski, where they usually have snow on the slopes until early April. The Altın Portakal (Golden Orange) film festival is held annually in the autumn. Antalya has a large number of 5 star hotels, many of which have meetings facilities, and this, together with the Pyramid Congress Centre which can hold up to 3000 delegates make it a popular venue for conferences. There are many holiday resorts like Alanya, Belek, Kalkan, Kaş, Kekova, Kemer, Olympos, Patara, Side within the borders of Antalya region.

The most popular Historic Sites of Antalya Region:

Aspendos: Just 50 km east of Antalya, Aspendos was an important centre of trade during Roman times. Today, the most impressive aspect of Aspendos is her stunning theatre, which was built in approx. 162 AD. It seats 15,000 and has been beautifully preserved. Each year it hosts the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival which takes place in June and July and gives you the opportunity to see performances of classics in a magnificent setting. The aqueduct, which supplied water to the city is also still relatively intact and is an impressive sight.

Phaselis: The three harbours of this Lycian port city were once a major commercial centre. In the shelter of Mount Tahtalı, it is a popular stopping off point for yachts, and its clear waters and sandy beaches are popular with sun-seekers. The remains are mostly Roman and include a theatre, baths, aqueducts, Hadrian's Gate, an agora and an acropolis.

Perge: Just 18 kms from Antalya, Perge was an important city in Pamphylia and was visited by St.Paul during his missionary journeys. Today, the city gate flanked by lofty towers, theatre and baths are of interest.

Demre: Also known as Kale, the ancient city of Myra, is mostly famous for its connection with St. Nicholas, who was bishop here in the 4th century. His church is the focus of the annual ceremony which takes place to commemorate him on or around his feast day of 6th December. It is well worth seeing the Roman theatre which remains here, overlooked by spectacular rock tombs, dating from the 4th century BC.

Eating Out in Antalya;

Food and Drink in Antalya Turkish Cuisine ranks among the best in the world alongside French and Cantonese. The vast Ottoman Empire which stretched from the gates of Vienna to the S.tip of the Arabian peninsula lent Turkish cuisine its richness and diversity. A few words here just to give you an idea...

Meze Turkish people traditionally begin their dinner with meze (similar to antipasti or tapas) such as vegetables either stuffed or prepared in olive oil, spicy salsas, yoghurts and dips which are mopped up with crusty Turkish baguettes, deep fried seafood and the list goes on. Some people find that a selection of meze is plenty for their main meal.

Main Meals The Turks are famous for their spicy kebabs of which there are a great many varieties. Fresh fish such as red mullet, sea bass or bream tends to be served simply either grilled or pan-fried. Earth-baked leg of lamb melts in the mouth and the various meat stews and casseroles will leave you asking for more.

Desserts & Pastries Wafer-thin pastry soaked in syrup and layered with ground pistachio nuts is the famous Turkish sweetmeat not to miss. Deep fried dough balls in syrup (lokma) and Turkish style rice pudding (sütlaç) are all samples of desserts available in most any Turkish restaurant. Many Turks however stick to a platter of sliced fresh fruits and berries after their meal. Fruit in Turkey really does taste better!

Drinks Raki is the national alcoholic drink. Everyone drinks it. It has a strong taste of aniseed and when mixed with water takes on a milky hue. Turkish beers and lagers are excellent as are the wines on offer which come mainly from the vineyards around Ankara and Tekirdag by the sea of Marmara. The big soft drinks companies (Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola) all produce in Turkey. Fruit juice is widely available. Also try ayran which is made up of plain yoghurt whisked in with spring water and a pinch of salt. It is surprisingly refreshing on a hot summer's day.

Wining & Dining in Antalya Whether you are looking for a traditional Turkish restaurant, an Italian Bistro, a pub, bar or cafe Antalya can come up with something to fit the bill. The city is roughly divided into sections which have their own atmosphere and their own cafes, bars, bistros and restaurants.

Kaleiçi (old town within the Roman city walls) has its own unique blend of bars which cater to the young crowd. Further down you will find the Yat Limani (yacht habour) which lives up to its name with up-market fish restaurants, bars and clubs to dance the night away. The area of Isiklar is packed with stylish yet relaxed European-style cafes, bars and bistros frequented mostly by locals. For a taste of a typical Antalyan fish house where the food is simple but tasty even if the surroundings are somewhat primitive go no further than the Halk Pazari or Peoples Market. Amongst the clatter and noise and smells of the sea you will have a genuine Turkish experience.

Shopping Out in Antalya;

There is a wealth of handicrafts available to the discerning shopper. Traditional items such as the world famous hand made kilims (rugs) in bold colours, beautifully hand-painted ceramics, copper and brassware and ornate Meerschaum pipes make charming souvenirs and gifts.

Excellent quality gold, silver and leather goods are to be had at prices considerably less than outside Turkey. Busy street markets (the most central one takes place on Wednesdays between Isiklar street and the Talya Hotel) are packed full of stallholders jostling to sell you their best tasting fruit and freshest vegetables. Aromatic spices and herbs such as cinnammon, saffron, paprika and mint entice the senses. For more stylish boutiques Antalya can offer excellent quality fashion clothes and accessories for a fraction of the price in Europe. Look no further than Ataturk Street, Konyaalti street, or the recently opened shopping mall called Migros 5M (situated on the Konyaalti Beach side of town). Carpets and rugs are very much part of the Turkish tradition. The Yörüks, who are semi nomadic, live throughout the winter on the plains. They hand produce carpets using vegetable dyes and wool from their own sheep. The design and patterns used in the carpets reflect their nomadic culture which is expressed in the harmonious use of blues, dark greens and reds. This traditional style of carpet making is concentrated in the villages around Antalya

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Turkey in Brief

Turkey is a rapidly developing secular democracy with a population of nearly 70 million and is a candidate for membership of the European Union. It is the only country to straddle Europe and Asia, a fact that is reflected in its complex cultural make up. Asiatic Turkey, or Anatolia, constitutes the bulk of the country. It consists of a vast peninsula framed by four seas, the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean and the Mediterranean, each of which has its own distinctive character. Both in human and geographical terms, Turkey is a country of immense diversity. There are crowded cosmopolitan cities, such as Istanbul and Izmir, high plateau, forested mountains and Mediterranean beaches. The climate and ecology are equally varied, ranging from temperate rain forests on the eastern Black Sea Coast to semi-desert in the Southeast.

Turkey has more Classical ruins than any other country, but also boasts some of the world’s finest Islamic art and architecture. Whether your interests or those of your guests, extend to exploring archaeological sites, trekking, rafting, nightclubbing, or simply lazing on a beach, Turkey is for you. And you are assured of a warm welcome. Turkish hospitality is second to none and grows out of a long tradition. Much the same could be said of Turkish cuisine, to which Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans have all contributed. The results are as varied and enticing as the country itself. According to most experts, Turkish cuisine is the third most extensive cuisine in the world after Chinese and French. With so much on offer, there is no doubt that you will find something to suit your tastes and tempt your palate.


All participants are required a valid passport and may be required a visa for visiting Turkey. Please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy / Consulate for this purpose. Participants from those countries where there is no Turkish diplomatic representation office can obtain their visa at the airport on arrival to Turkey.

Click here to see The General Visa Policy of Turkey.

Banking & Currency Exchange

The currency unit is “Turkish Lira”. Some foreign currency can be exchanged on arrival at the airport in Antalya. Most of the banks are open from 9:00 to 16:30 Monday through Friday, some banks in the city provide extended banking hours. Exchange facilities are also available in hotels and exchange bureaus located in the city center and shops near the venues.

Credit Cards

Most of the hotels, restaurants and shops accept major international credit cards.

Personal Insurance & Liability & Emergency

Personal insurance and accident insurance are recommended to all participants during their stay in Turkey . The Organizing Committee will not accept any responsibility in this respect but assistance will be provided in urgent cases. In case of illness or accident, contact the hotel receptions or registration desk in the Congress venue.

The participant in the Conference agrees that the Organizing Committee and Secretariat does not assume responsibility for personal medical and travel expenses incurred during the Conference. Participants are advised to obtain their own travel insurance policies. Attendees waive any claim against the Organization for injury or other damages resulting in any way from Conference participation. If you need a private insurance service please contact arber@arber.com.tr.

Local Time

GMT +2

Climate & Dressing

August is the end of summer with mild weather of approximately 25-29 °C in the daytime and about 16-20 °C in the evenings. We recommend you to bring light clothes and rain coats for possible showers.

Business & Shopping Hours

Government offices are open in weekdays from 8:30 to 17:00 and closed at the weekend. Most of the shops are open from 9:00 through 19:00 Monday to Saturday. Some of the supermarkets, shopping malls, department stores, newspapers and food shops are also open on Sundays. Certain newspapers in English, German and French are available in the hotels.


Tax and service charges are included in the cost of all goods and services. Although it is not mandatory, a small tip is expected for good service (5% - 10% of the bill).

Electricity Supply

The electric current is 220 Volts / 50 Hz AC with European type connections.

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Shallow Lakes 2014 - Participant Guide
Notification of Acceptance: Notification of Acceptance is Extended to 30 May 2014
Early Registration Deadline: Early Registration Deadline is Extended to 16 June 2014
Tentative Presentation Programs: Tentative Oral and Poster Presentation programs are available
Awards: Please click for Student Poster and Oral Presentation Award
Mid-Excursion Conference Tours: Available for booking
Pre-Post Tours: Pre-Post Tours for Shallow Lakes 2014 are available for booking.
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Conference Chair

Middle East Technical University
Department of Biology
Phone : +90 312 210 51 55
E-Mail: shallowlakes@metu.edu.tr
Web: www.limnology.bio.metu.edu.tr/en

Organization Office

ARBER Professional Congress Services
Sair Nedim Sokak No: 19/ 1 A.Ayranci 06540 Ankara - Turkey
Phone : + 90 312 441 07 00
Fax : + 90 312 441 07 01
E-mail : info@shallowlakes2014.org
Web : www.arber.com.tr


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