The lab’s main research fields are fire ecology and plant ecology. We are specifically interested in the ecological dynamics of Mediterranean-type ecosystems and Anatolian steppe grasslands. We have a special interest in functional trait-based approaches to understand the ecological and evolutionary dynamics in plants.
Most of the projects in the lab focus on post-disturbance regeneration in plant communities and the ecology of seed germination and dormancy in these processes. Soil recovery after fires, fire effects on animal communities, and ecology of plant-animal interactions are also our field of interest.