Meral Kence

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InstitutionMiddle East Technical University
 
Postal addressDumlupinar Blvd. No:1
 Çankaya
Ankara
06800
Turkey
 
Office phone+90 312 210 51 87
Mobile phone90 539 3960270
E-mailmkence@metu.edu.tr
Alternative e-mailkencem@gmail.com
 
Job /  professional statusResearcher
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Diversity & Conservation,Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Sustainable bee breeding
 
Research interestshoney bee genetic diversity and conservation
 effect of pathogens on honey bees
 effect of pesticides on honey bees
 honey bee behaviour
 
PublicationsARTICLES

Manuel A Giannoni-Guzmán, Arian Avalos, Jaime Marrero, Eduardo J Otero-Loperena,
Mehmet Kayım, Jose A Medina, Steve E Massey, Meral Kence, Aykut Kence, Tuğrul
Giray, Jose L Agosto-Rivera. 2014. Measuring individual locomotor rhythms in honey
bees,paper wasps and similar sized insects. The Journal of Experimental Biology. Doi: jeb. 096180.

Kence, M., Oskay D., Giray T., Kence, A. 2013. Honey bee colonies from different races show
variation in defenses against the varroa mite in a ‘common garden’.
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 149(1):36-43.

Romée van der Zee, Lennard Pisa, Sreten Andonov, Robert Brodschneider, et al., 2012. Managed honey bee colony losses in Canada, China, Europe, Israel and Turkey, for the winters of 2008-2009 and 2009–2010. Journal of Apicultural Research 51(1):100-114. DOI 0.3896/IBRA.1.51.1.12

Whitaker, J., Szalanski, A. L., Kence, M. 2011. Molecular detection of Nosema ceranae from Turkish honey bees.
Apidologie, 42:174-180. DOI.1051/apido/201045

Bouga, M., Alaux, C., Bienkowska, M., Büchler, R., Cauia, E., Chlebo, R., Dahle, B., Dall'Olio, R., De la Rúa, P., Gregorc, A., Ivanova, E., Kence, A., Kence, M., Kezic, N., et al., 2011. A Review of Methods for Discrimination of Honey Bee Populations as Applied to European Beekeeping. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(1):51-84. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.50.1.06

Rahsan Ivgin Tunca, Meral Kence, Genetic diversity of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.: Hymenoptera: Apidae) populations in Turkey revealed by RAPD markers. "African Journal of Agricultural Research ", 6, (2011), p.6217-6225.

Abramson, C.I., Giray, T., Mixson, T.A., Nolf, S.L., Wells, H., Kence, A., Kence, M. 2010. Proboscis Conditioning Experiments with Honey Bees (Apis mellifera caucasica) with Butyric Acid and DEET mixture as Conditioned and Unconditioned Stimuli. Journal of İnsect Science 10:122.

Ivanova, E. N., Petrov, P., Bouga, M., Emmanouel, N. G., Tunca, R. I., Kence, M., Genetic variation in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations from Bulgaria. "Journal of Apicultural Science.", 54, (2010), p.51-62.

Giray, T., Kence, M., Oskay, D., Döke, M.A., Kence, A. 2010. Colony Losses Survey in Turkey and Causes of Bee Deaths.
Apidologie 41(4 ):451-453. 10.1051/apido/2009077

Kence, M., Jabbari Farhoud, H., Ivgin Tunca, R. 2009. Morphometric and genetic variability of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations from northern Iran. Journal of Apicultural Research 48:247-255. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.48.4.04

Solorzano, C.D., Szalanski, A.L., Kence, M., McKern, J.A., Austin, J.W., Kence, A. 2009. Phylogeography and Population Genetics of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) from Turkey Based on COI-COII Sequence Data. Sociobiology 53(1):237-246.

Bodur, Ç., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2007. Genetic structure of honeybee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera:Apidae) populations of Turkey inferred from microsatellite analysis. Journal of Apicultural Research 46:50-56.

Kandemir, İ., Kence, M., Sheppard, W. S., Kence, A. 2006. Mitochondrial DNA variation in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations from Turkey. Journal of Apicultural Research 45:33-38.

Kandemir, İ., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2005. Morphometric and electrophoretic variation in different honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) populations . Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 29:885-890.

Kandemir, I., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2000. Genetic and morphometric variation in honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) populations of Turkey. Apidologie 31:343-356

PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

•Bodur, C., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2004. Genetic structure and origin determination in honeybee populations of Anatolia, First European Conference of Apidology, Udine 19-23 September 2004.

•Ivanova, E., Ivgin, R., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2004. Genetic variability in honeybee populations from Bulgaria and Turkey. First European Conference of Apidology, Udine 19-23 September 2004.

•Kence, M., Güldüren Z., Kence, A. 2006. Seasonal variation of phosphoglucomutase(Pgm) enzyme polymorphism of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) in Turkey. Proceedings of Second European Conference of Apidology. p 54. September 10-14, 2006. Prague, Czech Republic.

•Bodur, C., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2006. Macrosatellite analysis revealed the maintainance of genetic identity of subspecies of Apis mellifera L. in Turkey in spite of intensive migratory beekeeping. Proceedings of Second European Conference of Apidology p 63. September 10-14, 2006. Prague, Czech Republic.

•Bodur, C., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2006. Genetics and conservation of honey bees in Turkey, ESA Annual Meeting, 10-13 December 2006, Indianapolis, Indiana.

•Bodur, C., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2007. Conservation, Genetics and Breeding of Honey Bees in Turkey. Breeding Group, 2-3 April 2007, Avignon, France.

•Kence, M., Güldüren, Z., Kence, A. 2007. Pgm genotype frequencies in honeybee colonies in winter and summer. Entomological Society of America 2007 Meeting. Dec. 9-12, 2007. San Diego, CA.

•Güldüren, Z, Giray, T., Kence, A., Kence, M. 2007. Pgm Genotype and foraging behavior in honeybees. Entomological Society of America 2007 Meeting. Dec. 9-12, 2007. San Diego, CA.

•Ivanova, E., Ivgin, R., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2007. Determination of genetic variation and differentiation in honey bees of Turkey and Bulgaria. 1st Balkan Countries Beekeeping Congress and Exhibition Abstracts p47. 29 March-1 April 2007, İstanbul, Turkey.

•Kence, M., Güldüren, Z., Kence, A. 2007. Causes and consequences of seasonal variation of Pgm (Phosphoglucomutase) enzyme polymorphism in honeybee. 1st Balkan Countries Beekeeping Congress & Exhibition Abstracts p38. 29 March-1April 2007, İstanbul,Turkey.

•Solorzano, C., Szalanski, A., Kence, M., Kence, A., Austin, J. 2008. Phylogeography and Population Genetics of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) From Turkey Based On COI-COII Sequence Data. Entomological Society of America 2008 Meeting.

•Köleoğlu, G., Güldüren, Z., Tunca,RI., Giray, T., Kence, M,, Kence, A. 2008. A life history trait, the rate of behavioral development correlates with biogeography of honey bee races. 3rd European Conference of Apidology (2008), p58.

•Tunca RI, Güldüren Z, Giray T, Kence M, Kence A. 2008.Morphometric variation in honey bees as revealed by geometric morphometrics and traditional multivariate morphometrics. 3rd European Conference of Apidology (2008), p105.

•Kence A., Tunca, R. I., Yiğiter, S., Kence, M. 2009. Morphometric Discrimination of Honey Bee Races and Ecotypes in Turkey. 41st congress Apimondia 2009, Oral Presentation Abstracts and Poster List, Abstract 35 p49, 15-20 September 2009, Montpellier, France.

•Tunca, R.I., Kence, M. 2009. Determination and Comparison of Genetic Variation in Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Populations of Turkey Using Microsatellite Markers. Apimondia 2009 Poster List p152, 15-20 September, Montpellier, France.

•Buehler, R., Heidingher, I., Meixner, M., Bienkowska, M., Panasiuk, B., Le Conte, Y., Crauser, D., Costa, C., Hatjina, F., Kence, M., Kezic, N., Korpela, S., Kryger, P., Murilhas, A., Uzunov, A., Wilde, J. 2009. European test on Genotype – Environment Interactions. Proceedings of 5th COLOSS Conference, Plenary Lectures p. 17. 14-15 September 2009, Montpellier, France.

•Giray, T., Kence, M., Oskay, D., Döke, M. A., Kence, A. 2009. Honey bee colony losses in Turkey and their possible causes. Proceedings of 5th COLOSS Conference, p. 42. 14-15 September 2009, Montpellier, France.

•Kence, M. 2009. Genetic Variation in Honey Bee Population:a valuable resource at the time of global bee losses. Proceedings of 5th COLOSS Conference, p. 47. 14-15 September 2009, Montpellier, France.

•Kence, M., Giray, T., Oskay, D., Kence, A. 2009.Varroa defenses of honey bee races from Turkey. Virtual poster presentation. 2009 ESA Annual Meeting, International contributions. Questions answered and discussions are made by Skype. 13-16 December 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

•Kence, M. 2009. Division of labor in honey bee colonies and Phosphoglucomutase genotypes. eseb, 12 th Congress of European Society for Evolutionary Biology Abstract Book, 11-44P, p152 24-29 Ağustos 2009, Torino, Italy.

•Kence, M. 2010. Native Honey Bee Biodiversity in Turkey and Conservation. Abstracts IUSSI2010 XVI, p414. Congress of International Union for the Study of Social Insects. 8-14 August 2010, Kopenhag, Denmark.

•Van der Zee, R., Bach, K. N., Brodschneider, R., et al., 2010. Honey Bee Colony Losses 2009-10 in 23 countries using mainly the COLOSS 2009-10 questionnaire. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference of Apidology, p. 72. 7-9 September 2010, METU, Ankara, Türkiye.

•Tunca, R.İ., Kence, M. 2010. Shape and genetic analysis on honey bees of Turkey. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference of Apidology, p. 150. 7-9 September 2010, METU, Ankara, Turkey.

•Yeni, F., Kence, M. 2010. Electrophoretic and Enzymatic Investigations at Different Developmental Stages of Honey Bees ( Apis mellifera L.). Proceedings of the 4th European Conference of Apidology, p.155. 7-9 Sept.2010, METU, Ankara, Turkey.

•Kence, M., Kence, A. 2010. Progress on the satellite experiment in Turkey within the framework of the honey bee Genotype-Environment Interactions Research across Europe. Proceedings of Combined Workshop- Monitoring and Standardization-The BEE BOOK. 18-20 January 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

•Giray, T., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2009. Variation in grooming and hygienic behaviors in three honey bee races found in Turkey (Apis mellifera caucasica, A. m. syriaca, A. m. carnica). Kence, M. invited speaker to COLOSS Workshop-Standardization of Methods II: VITALITY TESTING. 28.7.-02.08. 2009, Kirchhain, Germany.

•Kence, A., Kence, M., Giray, T. 2010. Monitoring colony losses in four different races. Proceedings of Combined Workshop- Monitoring and Standardization-The BEE BOOK. 18-20 January 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

•Meixner, M., Kryger, P., Costa, C., Bouga, M., Hatjina, F., Wilde, J., Uzunov, A., Kezic, N., Shi, W., Kence, M., Büchler, R. 2010. Towards the development of international recommendations for breeding honey bees including characters of colony vitality. Proceedings of Combined Workshop- Monitoring and Standardization, p21-The BEE BOOK. 18-20 January 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

•Kence, M. 2010. Determination of effects of pests, parasites, and pesticides on the artificially reared honey bee larvae populations of different strains of Turkey. COLOSS workshop- Artificial Rearing of Honey Bee Larva - Method standardization for larval tests. 7-11 June 2010, Graz, Austria.

•Van der Zee, R., Bach, R.N., Brodshneider, R., Charriere, J.D., et al. 2010. Honey Bee Colony Losses 2009-2010 in Countries using mainly the COLOSS questionnaire. Proceedings of 4th European Conference of Apidologie, p72. 7-9 September 2010, Ankara, Turkey.

•Özge Tozkar, Meral Kence, Jay Evans, Aykut Kence. 2011. Parasites and Pathogens in Honey Bees of Turkey. Abstracts of OIE, Diagnosis and Control of Bee Diseases Symposium, p25. Sept 19-20, 2011. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

•Meral Kence, O. Arslan, M. Kayım, et al. 2011. Honey Bee Health in Turkey:2009-2010. 2011. 42nd International Apicultural Congress Abstract Book, p160. 21-25 Sept.2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

•Bouga, M., Bienkowska, M., Büehler, R., Garnery, L. et al. 2011. Queen rearing and selection practices and their impact on the genetic diversity and fitness of honey bee colonies. 42nd International Apicultural Congress Poster List. p229. 21-25 Sept.2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Giray, T., Kence, M., Oskay, D., Döke, M. A., Kence, A. 2009. Honey bee colony losses in Turkey and their possible causes. 5th COLOSS Conference, Motpellier, France. 14-15 September 2009. Proceedings (2009), p.42.

Kence, M., Giray T., Oskay, D., Kence, A. 2009. Varroa defenses of honey bee races from Turkey. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Virtual Presentation (ID#45609).

Kayım, M., Kankılıç, T., Gürler, Ş., Özüt, D., Kence, M., Bozkaya, F., Kence, A. 2009. Reintroduction of Endangered Guitered gazella (Gazella subgutturosa) and Anatolian Mouflon (Ovis gmelinii) in Turkey: A genetic Evaluation. Second European Congress of Conservation, Book of Abstracts, p.83.

Kence, A., Tunca, R. I., Yiğiter, S., Kence, M. 2009. Morphometric Discrimination of Honey Bee Races and Ecotypes in Turkey. 42st Congress Apimondia 2009, Oral Presentation Abstracts and Poster List. Montpellier, France, (2009), p.49.

Kence, A. 2009. On teaching Evolution in Turkey. Darwin and Evolution in the Muslim world conference. (invited speaker) Oct 2-3, 2009 Hampshire College Amherst, MA

Kence, A. 2009. Perspectives on antievolution teaching in Turkey. “When Evolution Evolves” Conference (invited speaker). Nov. 12, 2009. Paris, France.

Kence, A. 2009. Teaching evolution in secondary schools: theoretical and pedagogical issues. Darwin's Living Legacy-International Conference on evolution and Society. (invited speaker). The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt (14-16th November).

Van der Zee, R., Bach, K.N., Brodschneider, R., Charrier, D.J., Clebo, R., C., et al., Honey Bee Colony Losses 2009-10 in 23 countries using mainly the COLOSS 2009-10 questionnaire. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference of Apidology 1 (2010) p 72.

Kence, A., Kence, M., and Giray, T. 2010. Monitoring colony losses in four different races. Proceedings of Combined Workshop- Monitoring and Standardization-The BEE BOOK (2010) p

Kence, M., Arslan, O., Kayım, M., Yücel, B., Ünal, H., Muz, M., Doğaroğlu, M., Giray, T., Kence, A. 2011. Honey bee health in Turkey: 2009-2010. Apimondia 2011, 42nd International Apicultural Congress Abstracts Book and Poster List. (2011), p.160.

Arslan, O.C., Kayım, M., Tozkar, C.Ö., Ünal, H., Giray, T., Kence, M., Kence, A. Effect of Imidacloprid and Nosema ceranae on the locomotor activity of honey bees. 8th COLOSS Conference. 1-3 Sept. 2012. Martin-Luther – Universitat Halle Wittenberg 06099 Halle - Saale, Germany. p 16.

Tunca RI, Kence M, Galindo A, Giray, Kence A. 2012. SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) analysis on the honey bees of Turkey. EurBee 5 - 5th European Conference of Apidology. p 138. Martin-Luther – Universitat Halle Wittenberg 06099 Halle - Saale, Germany.

Kükrer, M., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2013. Genetic Diversity of Honey Bee Populations in Turkey Based on Microsatellite Markers in Migratory versus Stationary Colonies. Evolution 2013. P 68. June 21-26, 2013. Snowbird, Utah.

Mert Kükrer, Meral Kence, Devrim Oskay, Aykut Kence. 2013. 15 Years of Change in Population Structure of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in Turkey: A Comparison of Migratory vs. Stationary Apiaries & Isolated vs. Not Isolated Regions. Oral presentation abstracts & poster list. p 126. XXXXIII. International Apicultural Congress. 29 Sept-04 Oct. 2013. Kyiv, Ukraine.

Cansu Özge Tozkar, Meral Kence, Jay Evans, Aykut Kence. 2013. Identification of Some Viruses and Nosema Spp Among Honey Bee Samples from Different Regions of Turkey. Oral presentation abstracts & poster list. BH73. XXXXIII. International Apicultural Congress. 29 Sept-04 Oct. 2013. Kyiv, Ukraine.

Mehmet Kayım, Meral Kence, Tugrul Giray, H. Hüseyin Ünal, Aykut Kence. 2013. The Effect of Imidacloprid on the Locomotor Activity of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). Oral presentation abstracts & poster list. BH125. XXXXIII. International Apicultural Congress. 29 Sept-04 Oct. 2013. Kyiv, Ukraine.

Rahşan İvgin Tunca, Devrim Oskay, Meral Kence, Sezai Erginoğlu, Aykut Kence. 2013. The Incidence of Nosema Disease in Spring and Autumn Period within Muğla Bee Breeding Project. Oral presentation abstracts & poster list. BH128. XXXXIII. International Apicultural Congress. 29 Sept-04 Oct. 2013. Kyiv, Ukraine.