Welcome to the homepage of the PRIDE programme. From 2015 until 2019 we will investigate the evolution and demise of lakes systems and biota in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and surroundings.
The programme combines climate-, geo- and bio- sciences and is conducted by 15 Early Stage Researchers. The PRIDE network contains 21 partipating institutes. Here you can find the background of the programme, you can explore workpackages here (WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4) and here are the 15 projects outlined.
If you have any question? Please contact us here.
Beginning on April 25 and lasting until May 1, 2016 the PRIDE follow-up meeting took place in Baku for the Network Training Event (NTE) 4. During NTE 4, Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), together with local students from Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry learned about Advanced Geological Field techniques in the Caspian Region. The theme of the week was “Pontocaspian Rise in the Caspian Sea”.
From October 11 to 24, 2015 the first Network Training Event (NTE1) of the Drivers of Pontocaspian Biodiversity Rise and Demise (PRIDE) program was held in Romania. The NTE1 consisted of two weeks of field work and evening lectures with the emphasis on geology and biology. The first week was geology oriented and took place in Buzau area. The second week had an emphasis on biological sampling techniques and involved field work on boats in Lake Razelm complex and in Black Sea.
As part of our social media outreach we have a facebook page “Drivers of Pontocaspian Rise and Demise”
I am proud of a paper just in from Hülya and Cihat Alҫiҫek and myself about Plio-Pleistocene lake environments and biota of the Denzili Basin, Turkey.