Marine Biology and Fisheries
The Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries in
general offers marine biology and fisheries related topics, such as
phytoplankton, zooplankton, marine benthos and fishery. Besides
these major topics, there are continuing studies on fisheries and
plankton acoustics, fish population dynamics, alien species,
no-fish-zones and phytoplankton pigments, as well.
The department is comprised of a motivated, young group of seven academic
staff engaged in research at the forefronts of the marine biology.
In order to join the program the candidates should have a BS or MS
in disciplines such as general botany and/or zoology (biology),
fisheries, life sciences, environmental engineering, agricultural
engineering (e.g., zoo-techniques) and other related programs.
The programs on the average take about two years for the MS and four
years for the Ph.D. All students are obliged to participate short
and relatively long cruises (max., 15-20 days) on the Institute’s research
vessels (R/V Bilim, R/V Lamas and R/V Erdemli) to the Turkish seas.
In order to carry out related studies the department provides
suitable laboratory furnished with basic equipment.