Research Interests:  Chemical Oceanography, Microplastics, Ocean Acidification, Biogeochemistry, Biogeochemical Sensors

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emel-kocaman-1b376218a/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=J3-1ujUAAAAJ

Education

  • Ph.D.   Department of Oceanography, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, TURKEY, September 2018 - Present
  • M.Sc.   Department of Oceanography, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, TURKEY,Graduation date: September 2018
  • B.S.     Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY,Graduation date: June 2007

Thesis Title:

M.Sc. Thesis Title: Temporal - Spatial Distributions and Degradation of Bisphenol A in Marine and Freshwaters in Turkey, Department of Oceanography, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, TURKEY

Research Outputs 

CURRENT RESEARCH

TUBİTAK Project: Assessment of Carbon dioxide (CO2) and Acidification Levels in Turkish Seas

As a project assistant: My objective in the research project is describing and estimating the flux of CO2 between the ocean surface and the atmosphere in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and to gain better understanding of which physical and biological mechanisms drive CO2 temporal and spatial fluctuations.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ozhan, K., & Kocaman, E. (2019). Temporal and Spatial Distributions of Bisphenol A in Marine and Freshwaters in Turkey. Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 76(2), 246-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-018-00594-6
  • Kocaman, E., & Ozhan, K. (2019). Degradation of Bisphenol A in Natural and Artificial Marine and Freshwaters in Turkey. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 103(3), 496-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-019-02680-4

ROJECTS and CONFERENCES

  1.  TUBİTAK Project: Assessment of CO2 and Acidification Levels in Eastern Mediterranea Sea (May 2018 – Nov 2020). Role: research assistant. Contribute: cruise participation, laboratory analysis, outreach activities. My scientific interest: Describing and estimating the flux of CO2 between the ocean
  2.  TUBİTAK Project: Impacts of Microplastic Particles and Bisphenol A as a Chemical Additive on Zooplankton Species in the Mersin Bay (09/2016 – 09/2019). Role: research assistant. Contribute: cruise participation, laboratory analysis, outreach activities. My scientific interest: Understanding the current stage of microplastics and BPA pollution in Mersin Bay and to help evaluate other parts of our seas via risk assessments.
  3. Ecological Campus: Biological Diversity of METU Erdemli Campus. METU Internal Project. (METU BAP- 08-11-2017-018) (2017-2018): Role: a participant. Contribute: field survey participation. My scientific interest: Investigating the existence, distribution and abundance of natural living things on campus by using ecological monitoring methods.
  4. 3rd National Marine Science Conference, Izmir, 09-12.05.2018: Role: scientist. Contribute: Poster Presentation: My scientific interest: Bisphenol A concentration in the time series in Marine and Freshwaters and in many stations in Turkey, quantification by HPLC