Anatolia has very important biodiversity due to geographic structure and climatic conditions. We try to understand to evolutionary process of the birds in population genetic. Help us understand that.


We have a simple mission: to understand the evolutionary process and phylogeography of Anatolian birds. Our genbank has more than 2400 speciments, bloods or feathers of 95 species. All the birds were realised after the taken the blood or feather in the chatced area.

Recent Publications

Dr. Alfonso Marzal Reynolds

Department of Zoology University of Extremadura BADAJOZ SPAIN

Lab team

Tamer Yılmaz 

study on human impacts on environment


Dr. Asuman Karadeniz

Department of Biology Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

What We’re Doing

  •  ALBAYRAK T. 2017. Morphometric variation of house sparrow, Passer domesticus in polluted and unpolluted areas in Turkey. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 26: 6857-6861 
  • 2016. Rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri populations and numbers in Europe: a complete overview. The Open Ornithology Journal, 9/1: 1-13. DOI: 10.2174/1874453201609010001
  • 2015. Global phylogeography of the avian malaria pathogen Plasmodium relictum based on MSP1 allelic diversity. Ecography, 38: 001–009 doi: 10.1111/ecog.01158
  •  2013. Parasitologic and Pathologic Observations of The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44 (3): 564-569 
  • 2013. Chewing lice (Phthiraptera; Ischnocera, Amblycera) species found on some songbirds (Aves: Passeriformes). Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 19 (5): 755-760. 
  • 2012. Effects of Nuclear Power Plant Accidents on Biodiversity and Awareness of Potential Nuclear Accident Risk near the Eastern Border of Turkey. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 21:No.11b, 3434-3436 
  • 2012. Geographical variation of haemosporidian parasites in Turkish populations of Krüper’s Nuthatch Sitta krueperi. Journal of Ornithology, 153 (4): 1225-1231. DOI 10.1007/s10336-012-0853-z 

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

 Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology
Director Division Biology
Heidelberg University; Germany

TUBITAK 1001 213O271

Investigation, conservation, and detection of genetic diversity of some forest songbirds within the framework of protection of National genetic resources

COST Action ES1304 ParrotNet

European network on invasive parakeets: Understanding invasion dynamics and risks to agriculture and society

MAKU BAP 0318-NAP-16

Molecular study on blood parasites of songbirds through the elevation in Beydağları Coastal National Park, Antalya

The mtDNA-COI Barcoding of  Songbirds (Aves: Passeriformes) of  Beydağları and its Comparison with Evolutionary Phylogenetic Trees Formed by the mtDNA-ND2 gene.

MAKU BAP 092-YL-16

Molecular study on blood parasites of songbirds through the elevation in Kazdağları National Park, Balıkesir

Tugba Tunçel

study on mainly blood parasites. 

Dr. Tamer Albayrak


Lab Founded: 2008


Areas of expertise: 
Ornithology, phylogeny, phylogeography, moleculer ecology, barcoding, blood parasites

Recent Projects

Close collaborators

Head of the MAKU

Lab of Ornithology

Duygu Ateş

study on mainly Falconiformes