Education

Ph.D.  2005, Fisheries, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey

Research Area

Marine biology, ichthyoplankton, mesozooplankton, science communication and outreach

Career Highlights

Selected Publications

1-Yesim Ak Orek and Sinan Mavruk, 2016. Ichthyoplankton of the Mediterranean Sea. in: Turan C., Salihoğlu B., Özgür Özbek E., Öztürk B.(Eds.),The Turkish Part of the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity, Fisheries, Conservation and Governance., Turkish Marine Research Foundation, publication no:43 , Istanbul, TURKEY.pp.226-247.

2-Çiftçi, O., Karahan, A., Ak Orek, Y., Kideys, A.E., 2017. First record of the buccaneer anchovy Encrasicholina punctifer (Fowler, 1938) (Clupeiformes; Engraulidae) in the Mediterranean Sea, confirmed through DNA barcoding.  J Appl Ichthyol. 2017; 00:1–4. doi:10.1111/jai.13276.

3-Karahan, A., Borsa, P., Gucu, A.C., Kandemir, I., Ozkan, E., Ak Orek, Y., Acan S.C., Koban, E., Togan, I., 2014. Geometric morphometrics, Fourier analysis of otolith shape, and nuclear-DNA markers distinguish two anchovy species (Engraulis spp.) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Fisheries Research, Vol., 159, Pages 45–55, DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.05.009.

4-Mazzocchi M.G., Siokou-Frangou I., Tirelli V., Bandelj, V., Fernandez de Puelles M.L., Ak Örek Y., de Olazabal A., Gubanova A., Kress N., Protopapa M., Solidoro, C.,Taglialatela S., Terbiyik Kurt T., 2014. Regional and seasonal characteristics of epipelagic mesozooplankton in the Mediterranean Sea based on an artificial neural network analysis. Journal of Marine Systems,135: 64-80.

5- Arashkevich, E. G., Stefanova, K., Bandelj, V., Siokou, I. Terbiyik Kurt, T., Ak Örek, Y., Timofte, F., Timonin, A., Solidoro, C. 2013. Mesozooplankton in the open Black Sea: Regional and seasonal characteristics. Journal of Marine Systems. 135: 81-96.