Research Interests:  

Marine mammals, Photo-ID, Acoustics, PVA, Conservation Biology, Ecosystem Ecology, Biodiversity

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Merve_Kurt9

 Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/merve-kurt-9b558a144/

Education

  • Doctorate, Marine Biology and Fisheries, Middle East Technical University Institute of Marine Sciences, Mersin, Turkey, 2019- Continues
  • Post Graduate, MSc Marine Biology and Fisheries , Middle East Technical University Institute of Marine Sciences, Mersin, Turkey
  • MSc Research Project: " Elucidating The Impact Of Dispersal On The Persistence Of Small Colonies  Of Endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal”
  • Under Graduate, Biology, Marmara University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Istanbul, Turkey

Thesis Title 

MSc Thesis Title: MElucidating The Impact of Dispersal on the Persistence of Small Colonies of Endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal

Research Outputs 

  1. Kurt M., 2017. Effects of Dispersal on Survival Rates of Mediterranean Monk Seal in Fragmanted Habitats. 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 29 April- 3 May 2017, Middlelfart Denmark.
  2. European Cetecean Society 32th Annual Conference, La Spezia , Italy, April 2018
  3. Poster: Merve Kurt & Meltem Ok, Ali Cemal Gücü "Elucidating The Cave Use Pattern of Mediterranean Monk Seal On
  4.  Exploited Habitats" Best Student Poster Award
  5. 3rd National Marine Sciences Conference, Izmir, Turkey, May 2018 Oral Presentation: Merve Kurt , Meltem Ok, Ali Cemal Gücü "Watch Out!
  6. They Are Becoming Extinct : Current Status of Mediterranean Monk Seals In Northwestern Mediterranean"
  7.  Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Rome, Italy, December 2018 Oral Presentation: Merve Kurt, Meltem Ok, Ali Cemal Gücü “ Fate of  the Mediterranean monk seal : indicator of a healthy ecosystem ”

Conference Presentations:

European Cetecean Society 31th Annual Conference, Middlefart, Denmark 

29 April to 3 May 2017

Poster: Merve Kurt & Meltem Ok, Serdar Sakinan, Ali Cemal Gücü "Effects Of Dispersal on Survival Rates of  Mediterranean Monk Seal in Fragmanted Habitats"

 European Cetecean Society 32th Annual Conference, La Spezia , Italy 

6 April to 10 April 2018

 Poster: Merve Kurt & Meltem Ok, Ali Cemal Gücü "Elucidating The Cave Use Pattern of Mediterranean Monk Seal On  Exploited Habitats" Best Student Poster Award

 3rd National Marine Sciences Conference, Izmir, Turkey

9 May to 12 May 2018

Oral Presentation: Merve Kurt , Meltem Ok, Ali Cemal Gücü "Watch Out! They Are Becoming Extinct : Current Status of  Mediterranean Monk Seals In Northwestern Mediterranean"

 Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Rome,  Italy

10 December to 14 December 2018

Oral Presentation: Merve Kurt & Meltem Ok, Ali Cemal Gücü “ Fate of  the Mediterranean monk seal : indicator of a healthy ecosystem ”