Research Interests: Population genetics and phylogenetics of marine animals, marine ecological quality assessment, marine benthic ecology, alien species and their impacts on marine ecosystem


  • Ph.D. 2006 - 2013, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, TÜRKİYE
  • M.Sc., 2002 - 2006, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, TÜRKİYE
  • B.Sc., 1998 – 2002, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, TÜRKİYE

Career Highlights

Selected Publications 

  1. DELİ, T., KALKAN, E., KARHAN, S. Ü., UZUNOVA, S., KEİKHOSRAVİ, A., BİLGİN, R., SCHUBART, C. D., (2018). Parapatric genetic divergence among deep evolutionary lineages in the Mediterranean green crab, Carcinus aestuarii (Brachyura, Portunoidea, Carcinidae), accounts for a sharp phylogeographic break in the Eastern Mediterranean. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18 (53) :1,  1–21.
  2. BILGIN, R., UTKAN, M.A., KALKAN, E., KARHAN, S.Ü., BEKBÖLET, M. (2015) DNA barcoding of twelve shrimp species (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Turkish seas reveals cryptic diversity. Mediterranean Marine Science, 16(1): 36-45.
  3. KALKAN, E., KURTULUŞ, A., MARACI, Ö., & BILGIN, R. (2011). Is the Bosphorus Strait a barrier to gene flow for the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis (Lamark, 1819)? Marine Biology Research, 7: 690-700.
  4. GUBILI, C., BILGIN, R., KALKAN, E., KARHAN, S.Ü., JONES, C.S., SIMS, D.W., KABASAKAL, H., MARTIN, A. P., & NOBLE, L.R. (2010). Antipodean white sharks on a Mediterranean walkabout? Historical dispersal leads to genetic discontinuity and an endangered anomalous population. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 278(1712): 1679-1686.
  5. KALKAN, E., KARHAN, S.Ü., MUTLU, E., SIMBOURA, N. & BEKBÖLET, M. (2007). Application of the bentix index in assessing ecological quality of hard substrata: a case study from the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey. Mediterranean Marine Science, 8(1): 15-29.