20072019

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Curriculum vitae

I am a mammal paleontologist; I go fieldwork, find mammal fossils and study their evolution over geologic times. I am mainly interested in the evolution and paleobiogeography of the African and Asian mammals. My current research focus areas include the East Africa, Anatolia, and Western Mongolia. These areas are  excellent places to study mammal adaptation, diversification, biogeography, and community ecology due to their unique geological settings. 

I worked as a teaching assistant, laboratory assistant, and participating lecturer during my employment in Turkey, USA, and Finland between 2003–2019. I gave and participated to the lectures related to paleobiology, vertebrate paleontology, paleobiogeography, and paleoecology. Additionally, during my PhD study in University Helsinki I  have taken pedagogy courses targeting higher education and curriculum designing to improve my  teaching skills. 

Fields of Science

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

The nature of the Old World savannah palaeobiome

Fortelius, M., Bibi, F., Tang, H., Zliobaite, I., Eronen, J. & Kaya, F., Apr 2019, In : Nature Ecology & Evolution. 3, 4, p. 504-504 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterScientificpeer-review

The rise and fall of the Old World savannah fauna and the origins of the African savannah biome

Kaya, F., Bibi, F., Zliobaite, I., Eronen, J. T., Hui, T. & Fortelius, M., Feb 2018, In : Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2, 2, p. 241-+ 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Paleobiogeographic and paleoecologic development of the old world Savanna Paleobiome during the Neogene

Kaya, F., 2017, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 55 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Open Access

An ecometric analysis of the fossil mammal record of the Turkana Basin

Fortelius, H. L. M., Zliobaite, I., Kaya, F., Bibi, F., Bobe, R., Leakey, L., Leakey, M., Patterson, D., Rannikko, J. C. & Werdelin, L., 13 Jun 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Biological Sciences. 371, 1698, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Çevresel ve Paleoiklimsel Faktörlerin Etkisinde Doğu Afrika'da İnsanın Evrimi

Translated title of the contribution: Human Evolution in East Africa under the influence of environmental and paleoclimatic factorsKaya, F., 2016, In : Kebikeç. 41, p. 259-281 23 p., 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Activities

  • 4 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 4 Oral presentation

Reconstructing Neogene Mammal paleobiogeography and paleoecology of Anatolia.

Ferhat Kaya (Speaker)
11 Aug 201713 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Late Miocene biogeography of the Old World savanna mammals

Ferhat Kaya (Speaker)
31 Aug 20161 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Diachronous Evolution of Molar Crown Height in Old World Hipparion Lineages Under Climate Change.

Ferhat Kaya (Speaker)
5 Nov 20148 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) 74th Annual Meeting

Ferhat Kaya (Poster Presentation)
Nov 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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