Muhammet Turkoglu

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Dr. Muhammet TURKOGLU, completed his undergraduate education in Biology in 1988 at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology; graduate education in 1991 at Dokuz Eylul University, Marine Sciences and Technology Institute, Marine Living Resources Department (Master thesis titled "Investigation of Chromium (Cr) Concentrations in Water, Sediments and Some Organisms of Izmir Bay"). He completed his Ph.D. at Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Section of Marine Biology in 1998 (Doctorate thesis (Ph.D. Thesis) titled 'Phytoplankton Composition and Effects of Bio-ecological Factors of Middle Black Sea Area (Coasts of Sinop Peninsula)"). Currently, he is working as a full professor of Marine Science and Technology Faculty at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. Dr. Turkoglu is an oceanographer and his researches involve studies in Aegean Sea, Black Sea, Turkish Straits System (Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara and Bosphorus) and Caspian Sea. He is interested in species diversity, vertical and temporal successions of phytoplankton in marine ecosystems, especially in coastal habitats. Dr. Turkoglu is also interested in nutrient dynamics and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in marine systems. He has more than 100 scientific studies published by various reputed scientific journals and others. Dr. Turkoglu participated in various national and international marine scientific voyages throughout the academic career. His expertise are (1) Marine Biodiversity and Ecology (Microplankton, Phytoplankton and Microzooplankton) (2) Biological Oceanography (Phytoplankton Dynamics) (3) Chemical Oceanography (Nutrient Dynamics) (4) Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) (5) Eutrophication and Phytoplankton (6) Physical Oceanography (CTD)

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During the last decades, aquatic resources have been severely depleted due to human-induced factors such as overexploitation and pollution and more recently due to deviations in the physicochemical parameters of oceans, dramatic changes in weather patterns and melting of glaciers. The effects of these man-made factors are occurring in a relatively shorter time scale and, in many cases, are beyond the capacity of organisms to adapt to these deviations. The majority of natural aquatic resources, which are one of the most important food sources on the planet, are being used to the extent that limits their capacity for regeneration. Despite ongoing attempts towards developing strategies for long-term management of aquatic resources all over the world, efforts have met with limited success. Thus, the sustainable use of aquatic resources has become a very important reality considering a projected human population of 11 billion by the year 2100. With this reality in mind, the purpose of this book is to shed more light on the field of marine ecology by emphasizing the diversity of aquatic life on earth and its importance both as part of a balanced ecosystem and as part of critical source of food on earth. The book covers important findings, discussions and reviews on a variety of subjects on environmental and competitive interactions of marine organisms at different trophic levels and their effects on the productivity, dynamics and structure of marine ecosystems around the world. Each chapter focuses on a specific case in the field of marine ecology and was written by researchers with years of experience in their respective fields. We hope that academicians, researchers and students as well as experts and professionals working in the field of marine ecology will benefit from these contributions. We also hope that this book will inspire more studies to help better understand the marine environment and develop strategies to better protect this crucial element of life on earth.

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