Turkey’s Scientist of the Year

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CAGAN H. SEKERCIOGLU, a new assistant professor of biology, has been named Turkey’s Scientist of the Year by a media consortium in his homeland of Turkey. The consortium, which includes the NTV-MSNBC news organization, named people of the year in 10 categories (including politician, sportsperson, actor, musician and businessperson). The media group selected Sekercioglu through its popular science magazine, NTV Bilim (NTV Science). In addition to citing Sekercioglu’s conservation, biodiversity research and ecological restoration project at Turkey’s Lake Kuyucuk, NTV Bilim praised him as intelligent and charming, and noted the frequency with which his work is cited by other scientists. (Dated: 01/07/2011)