Ph.D. 2015, Marine Ecology, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

M.Sc. 2009, Department of Physical Oceanography and Marine Biology, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Istanbul University, Turkey

B.Sc. 2006, Department of Marine and Inland Waters Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Turkey

Research Area

Biological oceanography, Plankton respiration and Primary production, Marine monitoring and eutrophication

Career Highlights

300 days Sea going experience (Turkish and Danish Marine waters)

Project leader (2017), Monitoring of water quality and land-based inputs in the Izmit Bay

Project co-leader (2017), Integrated Marine Pollution Monitoring Project in Turkish Seas

Selected Publications

Mantikci M., Hansen J. L. S. and Markager S. (2017). Photosynthesis enhanced dark respiration in three marine phytoplankton species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 497. Elsevier: 188–196.

Knudsen-Leerbeck H., Mantikci M., Bentzon-Tilia M., Traving S.J., Riemann L., Hansen J. L. S. and Markager S. (2017). Seasonal dynamics and bioavailability of dissolved organic matter in two contrasting temperate estuaries. Biogeochemistry 134: 217.

Traving, S. J., Bentzon-Tilia, M., Knudsen-Leerbeck, H., Mantikci M., Hansen, J. L. S., Stedmon, C. A., Sørensen, H., et al. (2016). Coupling Bacterioplankton Populations and Environment to Community Function in Coastal Temperate Waters. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7.

Bentzon-Tilla M., Traving S.J., Mantikci M., Knudsen-Leerbeck H., Markager S., Hansen J. L. S. and Riemann L. (2015). Significant N2 fixation by heterotrophs, photoheterotrophs, and heterocystous cyanobacteria in two temperate estuaries. The ISME Journal 9, 273–285.

Tufekci V., Balkıs N., Beken C.P., Ediger D. and Mantikci M. (2010). Phytoplankton Composition and Environmental Conditions of the Mucilage Event in the Sea of Marmara. Turk J Biol, 34: 199-210.