DOÇ. DR. MEHMET BORGA ERGÖNÜL    
Name : MEHMET BORGA
Surname : ERGÖNÜL
E-Mail : borga@science.ankara.edu.tr, ergonul@gmail.com
Phone Number : 2126720/1177
Title : DOÇ. DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF SCIENCES
Department : Department of Biology
Personal Information

 

Name-Surname: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Borga ERGONUL

Address: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ankara University, 06100, Tandogan, Ankara, TURKEY

+90 312 212 67 20

borga@science.ankara.edu.tr


Key qualifications:

  • Over 15 years of experience within the field of Hydrobiology, particularly on fish biology, aquatic toxicology/environmental monitoring.
  • Participated in River Basin Monitoring Projects as a “Fish Specialist”, including several river basins in Turkey.
  • Extensive experience in developing fish-based indices for Turkish freshwaters. Post-Doctoral studies on developing fish-based indices in Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) in Belgium with Dr. Jan Breine (2016 and 2017).
  • Knowledge and experience on Turkish freshwater fish.
  • Experience on legislations of WFD.
  • Lectures on “Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystems using Biological Data”, and “The use of Fish Data in Biotic Indices”
  • Ability to work with huge data-sets with statistical tools including linear modelling in R.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to manage multiple tasks, to plan and work independently without supervision.
  • Applied Biostatistics; proficiency on the use of statistical package programmes including SPSS, Minitab, Systat and R
  • Excellent English-language drafting skills of analytical and technical documentation and reporting.

 

Language skills: (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

English

1

1

1

German

5

5

5

Turkish (Native Language)

1

1

1

 

Educational Background:

Degree

Department

University

Year

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Ankara University

2001

Master of Science

Biology

Ankara University

2004

Ph.D.

Biology

Ankara University

2011

Postgraduate Thesis

The effects of Ligulosis on the growth features of Tench Tinca tinca inhabiting Lake Mogan (Ankara, Turkey) (2001-2004) (Master’s Thesis).

 

Investigation of the blood parameters of tench (Tinca tinca L., 1758)  exposed to lethal and sub-lethal levels of zinc and copper (2005-2011) (Ph.D Dissertation).

 

Work Experience:

Position

Place

Year

Res. Assist.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ankara Univ.

2002-2011

Ph.D. Res. Assist.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ankara Univ.

2011-2014

Assoc. Prof.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ankara Univ.

2014- on going

 

Projects Participated:

1. The evaluation of the effects of antimicrobial agent exposure on the non-specific immune responses of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Ankara Üniversitesi BAP- 20050711002HPD (2005-2006) - Assistant Researcher.

2. Investigation of the zooplankton fauna of Zamantı River (Kayseri) and determination of the trophic status. TUBITAK, TBAG-HD / 5 (105T018) (2005-2006) Assistant Researcher.

3. The effects of antimicrobial agent exposure on the non-specific immune response and stress responses of sea bream (Sparus aurata) and sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) cultured in net-cages. (COST-FP 6) Action 867 WELLFISH-FISH WELFARE in EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE). TUBITAK-AB 106O257  (2006-2010) - Assistant Researcher.

4. The investigation of some blood parameters of tench exposed to sub-lethal levels of zinc and copper. Balıklarında (Tinca Tinca L., 1758). TUBİTAK, TBAG-HD-108T662 (2009-2010) - Assistant Researcher.

5. The heavy metal accumulation patterns in water, sediment and crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus, Eschscholtz, 1823) tissues in Yeniçağa Lake (Bolu. Ankara Üniversitesi BAP-10B4240004 (2010-2011) - Assistant Researcher.

6. A taxonomical study on the Semi-Tardigrada species living in the province of Ankara. TUBİTAK-KBAG 113Z626 (2013-2014) – Assistant Researcher.

7. Basin Monitoring and Determination of Reference Sites – Gediz River Basin. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. Key Expert for Fish - Hydrobiologist.

8. Basin Monitoring and Determination of Reference Sites – Sakarya River Basin. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. Key Expert for Fish - Hydrobiologist.

9. Basin Monitoring and Determination of Reference Sites – Komya Closed River Basin. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. Key Expert for Fish - Hydrobiologist.

10. Basin Monitoring and Determination of Reference Sites – Marmara River Basin. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. Key Expert for Fish - Hydrobiologist.

11. A taxonomical study on the semi-terrestrial Tardigrads inhabiting Lake Eymir, Kesikköprü, Bayındır, Çubuk and Asartepe Dam Lakes. KBAG-HD 114Z619 (2014-2015) -  Assistant Researcher.

12. Investigation of the phytoremediation capacity of aquatic macrophyte Pistia stratioes exposed to cadmium, lead and cadmium-lead mixtures. Ankara Üniversitesi BAP- 17L0430002 (12.04.2017-12.04.2018) – Project Leader.

13. Technical Assistance on Economic Analyses within River Basin Management Plans and Water Efficiency Aspects in 3 Pilot River Basins in Turkey. European Union and the Republic of Turkey-  Key Expert for Fish - Hydrobiologist.

 

Lectures

a. Graduate Lectures:

-      Fish Diseases

-      Hydrobiological Methods

-      Biological Monitoring in Aquatic Habitats

b. Post-Graduate Lectures

-      Fish Behaviour

-      Fish based indices

 

Publications

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTINDAĞ, A. 2005. The occurence and dynamics of Ligula intestinalis in its cyprinid fish host, Tinca tinca in Mogan Lake (Ankara, Turkey). Veterinarni Medicina. 50: 537-542. (SCI-Master).

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTINDAĞ, A. 2005. The effects of Ligula intestinalis plerocercoids on the growth features of tench, Tinca tinca. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 29: 1337-1341. (SCI-Expanded).

ALTINDAĞ, A., KAYA, M., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., YİĞİT, S. 2005. Six new Rotifer records for Turkish fauna. Zoology in the Middle East. 36: 99-104.

ALTINDAĞ, A., YİĞİT, S., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2007. The zooplankton community of Lake Mogan. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 22: 709-711. (SCI-Expanded).

YILDIZ, S.,  ALTINDAĞ, A., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2007. The seasonal fluctuations in the zooplankton community of an eutrophic lake; Lake Marmara (Manisa, Turkey). Turkish Journal of Zoology. 31: 121-126.

YİĞİT,S., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTINDAĞ, A. 2008. The growth features of chub, Squalius cephalus and comparison of five different indices. Cybium. 32: 317-319. (SCI-Expanded).

ALTINDAĞ, A., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., BAYKAN, Ö. 2008. The acute toxicity of lead nitrite on Daphnia magna Straus. African Journal of Biotechnology. 7: 4298-4300. (SCI-Expanded).

YAVUZCAN, H., MERİÇ, İ., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2009. Changes of non-specific immune parameters in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss after exposure to antimicrobial agents used in aquaculture. Journal of Applied Aquaculture. 21: 139-150.

YAVUZCAN, H., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2010. Is prophylactic formalin exposure a stress source for gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) and sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)? Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi. 57: 113-118. (SCI-Expanded).

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTINDAĞ, A. 2011. Çinko ve Bakırın Kadife Balığı (Tinca tinca L., 1758) için akut toksisitesinin belirlenmesi. KSU Doğa Bilimleri Dergisi. 14: 19-24. (Doktora tezinden üretilmiştir).

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S., KOCATÜRK, K. 2012. Alterations in the hematological and biochemical parameters and plasma ion concentrations of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) after short term exposure to sub-lethal concentrations of lead. Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi. 18: 297-302. (SCI-Expanded).

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S., BEŞER, T. 2012. The acute toxicity of Zinc chloride on Daphnia magna. Gazi Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi. 25: 313-316.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., YAVUZCAN, H., ALTINDAĞ, A. 2012. Balık Sağlığı ve İmmunostimulanların Kullanımı. Journal of FisheriesSciences.com 6(3): 188-212.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTINDAĞ, A. 2014. Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Muscle Tissues of Seven Commercial Fish Species from Sinop Coasts of the Black Sea. Rocznik Ohrona Srodowiska. 16(Part 1): 34-51. (SCI-Expanded).

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ERDOĞAN, S., ALTINDAĞ, A., ATASAĞUN, S. 2015. Rotifer Fauna of Gediz River Basin, Turkey. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences 7 (1): 69-73.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ERDOĞAN, S., ALTINDAĞ, A., ATASAĞUN, S. 2016. Rotifera and Cladocera fauna of several lakes from Central Anatolia, Marmara 2 and Western Black Sea region of Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 40: 141-146 (SCI-Expanded).

KARACAKAYA, P., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S. 2017. The Seasonal Variations of Heavy Metal Accumulation in the Tench (Tinca tinca, L., 1758) And Pike (Esox lucius, L., 1758) of Asartepe Dam Lake, Turkey. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 26(12): 8321-8327. (SCI-Expanded).

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTINDAĞ, A., ATASAĞUN, S.,SHAH, L.S, KARACAKAYA, P. 2018. Alterations in Hematological, Immunological and Biochemical Parameters of Tench, Tinca tinca After Acute Zinc Exposure. The Journal of Animal and Plant Science. 28(5): 1357-1363.

NASSOUHİ, D., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., FİKİRDEŞİCİ, Ş., KARACAKAYA, P., ATASAĞUN, S. 2018. Ağır Metal Kirliliğinin Biyoremediasyonunda Bazı Su içi ve Yüzücü Sucul Makrofitlerin Kullanımı. SDÜ Eğirdir Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Dergisi. 14(2): 148-165.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., BREINE, J., Van Der BERGH, E. 2018. A technical guide to develop a statistically valid fish-based index in compliance with the Water Framework Directive: An evaluation for Turkish freshwaters International Aquatic Research. doi: 10.1007/s40071-018-0209-2

 

Book Chapters

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S. 2017. Chapter:16, The Effects of Chronic Low Level Zinc (Zn) Exposure on the Hematological Profile of Tench, Tinca tinca L., 1758. In: Trends in Fisheries and Aquatic Animal Health. Edited by: Berilis, P. Bentham Science Pub. p 324-333.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S. 2018. The zooplankton fauna of the Turkish part of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin. Aquatic Ecology Series (In Press). Springer.

 

Posters-Oral Presentations

YAVUZCAN, H., MERİÇ, İ., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2007. Characterisation of plasma chemistry for tench (Tinca tinca L., 1758) exposed to Leteux-Mayer mixture. Aquaculture Europe, European Aquaculture Society, October 24-27th, İstanbul, Turkey.

YAVUZCAN, H., KARASU-BENLİ, Ç., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2007. Stress response and gill tissue alteration of gilthead sea bream following to high ammonia exposure. Aquaculture Europe, European Aquaculture Society, October 24-27th, İstanbul, Turkey.

YAVUZCAN, H., MERİÇ, İ., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., KESKİN, E. 2008. Gökkuşağı alabalıklarında (Oncorhynchus mykiss) bazı kan parametrelerinin referans değerleri. 1. Ulusal Alabalık Sempozyumu. S.D.Ü. Eğirdir Su Ürünleri Fakültesi, 14-16 Ekim, Isparta.

BUYURGAN, Ö., TUNCA, E., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., YİĞİT, S. 2011. Yeniçağa Gölünde nutrient birikimi tayini. FABA (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences–Balıkçılık ve Akuatik Bilimler) Sempozyumu. Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı, 07-09 Eylül, Samsun.

TUNCA, E., BUYURGAN, Ö., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S. 2011. Yeniçağa Gölünde (Bolu) su, sediment, ve kerevit (Astacus leptodactylus E., 1823) dokularında bazı esansiyel olmayan ağır metal birikimleri. FABA (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences–Balıkçılık ve Akuatik Bilimler) Sempozyumu. Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı, 07-09 Eylül, Samsun.

SOLAK, C.N., BARINOVA, S., ROMANOV, R., ERDOĞAN, O., KALELİ, M.A., YILMAZ, E., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2015. Chara hispida Üstündeki Epifitik Diyatomelerin Ekolojik Özellikleri. XII. Ulusal Ekoloji ve Çevre Kongresi, 14-17 Eylül, Muğla, Türkiye.

ERGONUL, M.B., NASSOUHİ, D., ATASAĞUN, S., SOLAK, C.N. 2016. The distributions of three invasive fish species (Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782); Pseudorasbora parva Temminck & Schlegels, 1846; Gambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859) in Central Anatolia, Marmara, Western Black Sea and Aegean regions of Turkey. Second Symposium on EuroAsian Biodiversity (SEAB-2016), May 23-27th, Antalya, Turkey.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S. 2016. Alterations In Thrombocyte Counts And Clotting Time Of Tench Tinca tinca After Chronic Zinc Exposure. Hydromedit, 10-12 Kasım 2016, Messolonghi, Greece.

YAVUZCAN, H., ERGÖNÜL, M.B., ALTUNAY, S. 2016. Stress Responses of Siberian Sturgeon Acipenser baerii to Sublethal Nitrite Exposure. Hydromedit 10-12 Kasım 2016, Messolonghi, Greece.

M.B. ERGÖNÜL, S. ATASAĞUN, P. KARACAKAY & D. NASSOUHI. 2016. The Investigation of The Immunostimulative Potential of Rosaceae Pollens In Carassius auratus L 1758. 3rd Symposium On Aerobiology, Palynology, And Latest Advancements In Allergy, 05-07 Kasım 2016, Kastamonu..

SOLAK, C., KALELI, A., YILMAZ, E., YILDIZ, A., BAYTUT, Ö., ERGÖNÜL, M.B. 2016. Some Cymbelloid Diatoms as New Record From Yalova Standing Waters. Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences (Faba-2016), 03-05 Kasım 2016, Trabzon.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., NASSOUHI, D., ATASAĞUN, S., KARACAKAYA, P. 2016. The Phytoremediation Potential Of Aquatic Macrophytes. 8th Planta Europa Conference - Save Plants For Earth’s Future, 22-26 Mayıs 2016, Kiev, Ukrayna.

ERGÖNÜL, M.B., BREINE, J. 2017. The Development of a Statistically Valid Fish Based Index for the Assessment of Ecological Quality in Freshwaters. ISEEP-2017 VIII. Internatıonal Symposıum On Ecology And Envıronmental Problems, 04 -07 Ekim 2017, Çanakkale.

ERGONUL, M.B, BREINE, J., Van Den BERG, E. 2018. A Multimetric Fish-Based Ecological Quality Assessment Tool For Wadable Rivers in Turkey.

NASSOUHI, D., ERGONUL, M.B., ATASAĞUN, S. 2018. The Phytoremediation Potential of Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes Exposed To Cadmium and Lead. FABA; Internation Symposium on  Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 21-23 November, Ankara.

 

Books:

Ergönül, M.B. Altındağ, A., Atasağun, S., Acaröz, E. 2015. Hydrobiological Terms Dictionary (in Turkish). Ankara.

 

Books Translated/Edited

Pechenik J.A. 2013. Omurgasızlar Biyolojisi. Translated from 6th Edt. Çeviri Editörü: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sözen. Bölüm 10 Çevirmenleri: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Altındağ, Dr. Mehmet Borga Ergönül. Nobel Yayınları, Ankara.

Barnes, J. 2014. Essential Biological Psychology. Translated from 1st Edt. Çeviri Editörü: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Altındağ. Bölüm 5 Çevirmeni: Doç. Dr. Mehmet Borga Ergönül. Nobel Yayınları, Ankara.

Wetzel, R. 2017. Limnoloji: Göl ve Akarsu Ekosistemleri. Translated from 3rd Edt.. Tranlastion Editor: Doç. Dr. Mehmet Borga Ergönül. Nobel Yayınları, Anka