Research Interests:  Biological oceanography, Stock Assessment, population dynamics of the fish stocks, age reading from fish otolith, the relationship between environmental conditions and fish growth

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gizem_Akkus

Education

  • Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries Department, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, TURKEY (2016-present)
  • M.Sc., Marine Biology and Fisheries Department, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, TURKEY
  • B.Sc., Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY

Thesis Title:

M.Sc: A Comparative Assessment of the Black Sea Anchovy Stock Using Holistic Production and Analytical Age Structure Models

Research Outputs 

  1. Akkus G., Jemaa S., Gucu A.C., Marchal P.,  Carbonara P., Bacha M.,  Amara R.,  Ernande B.,  Saraux C. & Mahé K. (2019). Differentiation of the Anchovy (Engraulis Encrasicolus) Stocks from Atlantic to the Black Sea by Using Otolith Shape Analysis. 6th International Symposium on Biological Shape Analysis (ISBSA) Nausicaa, Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, Boulogne sur mer, France, June 25 – 28, 2019.

  2. Akkus G., Chashchin, A.K.,& Gucu A.C., (2019). Otolith Age Reading protocols for the anchovy and their Applicability to the Black Sea Region. GFCM. 2019. Workshop on Age Reading of selected Black Sea species (Anchovy and Rapa whelk).Trabzon, Turkey, 28 January–01 February 2019
  3. Akkus G., & Gucu A.C., (2018). Behavioral changes observed in the Black Sea anchovy and its possible causes. FAO. 2018. Fish Forum Book of abstracts. Rome, Italy. 338 pp. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
  4. Akkus G., Jemaa S., Gucu A.C., Marchal P., Carbonara P., Bacha M., Amara R., Ernande B., Saraux C., Mahe K., (2018). Understanding the Population Structure of the European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic Ocean by Using Otolith Shape Analysis. IOS2018 - 6th International Otolith Symposium 2018. 15 - 20 April. Keelung, Taiwan.
  5. Akkus G., & Gucu A.C., (2017). A Comparative Assessment of the Black Sea Anchovy Stock Using Holistic Production and Analytical Age Structure Models. IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management. Workshop 3: Management Strategy Evaluation.1-5 October 2017. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
  6. Akkuş G., Jemaa S., Gucu A.C., Marchal P., Carbonara P., Bacha M., Amara R., Ernande B., Saraux C., Mahé K. (2017). Understanding the Population Structure of the European Anchovy in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic Ocean by Using Otolith Shape Analysis, Journees HMMN: Unité Halieutique Manche Mer du Nord, IFREMER, 23-24 November 2017, Port-en-Bessin, France.