Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Marine Litter and Microplastics, MSFD, Invasive Species


  • Ph.D. 1991, Port Erin Marine Laboratory (Isle of Man) University of Liverpool, U.K.
  • M.Sc. 1987, Marine Biology & Fisheries, METU-IMS, TÜRKİYE
  • B.Sc. 1983, Biology, Selcuk University, Konya, TÜRKİYE

Career Highlights

  • Medal from the intergovernmental Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (for the accomplishments done towards protecting the Black Sea ecosystem)
  • 164th place among Turkish scientists ranking by based on GoogleScholar information for May 2015
  • Among the top %20 of best performing member of staff in METU for the years 2001, 2003, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

Selected Publications

  1. Jovanović, B., Gökdağ, K., Güven, O., Emre, Y., Whitley, E.M., Kideys, A.E. 2018. Virgin microplastics are not causing imminent harm to fish after dietary exposure. Marine Pollution Bulletin 130, pp. 123-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.03.016
  2. Kideys A.E., A. Roohi, E. Eker-Develi, F. Melin, D. Beare 2008. Increased Chlorophyll Levels in the Southern Caspian Sea Following an Invasion of Jellyfish. Research Letters in Ecology, Volume 2008, Article ID 185642, 4 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/185642.
  3. Eker-Develi E., A. E. Kideys & S. Tugrul 2006. The role of Saharan dust on phytoplankton dynamics in the northeastern Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 314: 61-75.
  4. Kideys A.E., A. Roohi, S. Bagheri, G. Finenko, L. Kamburska 2005. Impacts of Invasive Ctenophores on the Fisheries of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Oceanography-Black Sea Special Issue, 18(2):76-85
  5. Kideys A.E. 2002. Fall and rise of the Black Sea ecosystem. Science 297(5586): 1482-1484.