Raşit Bilgin

Office: 
HKC-205
e-mail: 
rasit.bilgin@boun.edu.tr
Phone: 
+90 212 359 6409
Interest Areas: 

Ecology, Evolution

Conservation,

Phylogeography

Environmental Niche Modeling

Bats and Marine Invertebrates

Education: 

Ph. D., Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, USA, 2006

M. Phil., Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, USA,  2003

M.A., Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, USA, 2002

M.S., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR, 2000

B.S., Civil Engineering Department, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1998

Academic Career: 

Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2012- Present

Assistant Professor,  Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2008-2012

Instructor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2007-2008

Recent Projects: 
  1. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) 1001: The Investigation of Evolutionary History, Molecular Taxonomy and Conservation Status of the Long-fingered Bat, Myotis capaccinnii, Using Phylogenetic/Phylogenomic Analyses and Ecological Niche Modelling.
  2. Boğaziçi University Research Fund (Multidisciplinary Project). Into the 21st Century With the Ancient Wheats of Anatolia: The Investigation of the Adaptation of Einkorn and Emer Wheat to Climate Change and Their Genetic Erosion with a Multidisciplinary Approach and Development of an Insitu Conservation Programme.
  3. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) 1002: “The Investigation of the Population Genetics, Taxonomy and Conservation Status of the Common Bent-wing Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii, in Mediterranean Basin and Caucasus”.
  4. Boğaziçi University Research Fund. The Other Side of the Medallion: Using Nuclear Microsatellites For a More Complete Understanding of the Evolutionary History of The Bent-winged Bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) around the Mediterranean Basin and the Caucasus
  5. Boğaziçi University Research Fund. The Phylogeographical Role of the Turkish Straits System on the Black Sea- Mediterranean Transition” with Evrim Kalkan (PhD Project).
Selected Publications: 
  1. Bilgin, R., Maracı, Ö., Gürün, K., Rebelo, H., Puechmaille, S., Presetnik, P., Hamidovic, D., Fressel, N., Hulva, P., Horáček, I., Ibañez, C., Karataş, A., Karataş, A., Allegrini, B., Georgiakakis, P., Gazaryan, S., Nagy, Z., Abi-Said, M., Lučan, R., Bartonička, T., Nicolaou, H., Scaravelli, D., Karapandža, B., Uhrin, M., Paunović, M., Benda, P. and Juste, J. Circum-Mediterranean Phylogeography of a Bat Coupled with Past Environmental Niche Modelling: A New Paradigm for the Recolonization of Europe? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (In press).
  2. Arda M. Tonay, Yazıcı, Ö., Dede, A., Bilgin, S., Danyer, E., Aytemiz, I., Maracı, Ö., Öztürk, A.A, Öztürk, B., Bilgin, R. 2016. Is there a distinct harbor porpoise subpopulation in the Marmara Sea? Mitochondrial DNA part A (In press).
  3. Yiğit, Z., Karataş, A., Bilgin, R. 2016. DNA barcoding of 26 bat species (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in and around Turkey reveals cryptic diversity. Turkish Journal of Zoology (In press).
  4. Bilgin, R., Utkan, M.A., Kalkan, E., Karhan, S. Ü., Bekbölet, M. 2015. DNA barcoding of twelve shrimp species (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Turkish seas reveals cryptic diversity. Mediterranean Marine Science 16: 36-45.
  5. Puechmaille, S.J., Allegrini, B., Benda, P., Gürün, K., Šrámek, J., Ibañez, C., Juste, J. and Bilgin, R. 2014. A new species from the Miniopterus schreibersii species complex (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from the Maghreb region, North Africa. Zootaxa 3794: 108–124.