Research Interests: Biological Oceanography, Plankton Respiration and Primary Production, Marine Monitoring and Eutrophication


  • Ph.D. 2015, Marine Ecology, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • M.Sc. 2009, Department of Physical Oceanography and Marine Biology, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Istanbul University, TÜRKİYE
  • B.Sc. 2006, Department of Marine and Inland Waters Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, TÜRKİYE

Career Highlights

  • Key-expert/Project coordinator, European Environmental Agency, European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters (2019-2021)
  • Black Sea Eutrophication Expert, Capacity Building on Marine Strategy Framework Directive in TÜRKİYE (2016-2018)

Selected Publications

  1. Mantikci M., Staehr P., Hansen J. L. S. and Markager S. (2019) Patterns of dark respiration in aquatic systems. Marine and Freshwater Research (in press).
  2. Mantikci M., Hansen J. L. S. and Markager S. (2017). Photosynthesis enhanced dark respiration in three marine phytoplankton species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 497. Elsevier: 188–196.
  3. Knudsen-Leerbeck H., Mantikci M., Bentzon-Tilia M., Traving S.J., Riemann L., Hansen J. L. S. and Markager S. (2017). Seasonal dynamics and bioavailability of dissolved organic matter in two contrasting temperate estuaries. Biogeochemistry 134: 217.
  4. Traving, S. J., Bentzon-Tilia, M., Knudsen-Leerbeck, H., Mantikci M., Hansen, J. L. S., Stedmon, C. A., Sørensen, H., et al. (2016). Coupling Bacterioplankton Populations and Environment to Community Function in Coastal Temperate Waters. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7.
  5. Bentzon-Tilla M., Traving S.J., Mantikci M., Knudsen-Leerbeck H., Markager S., Hansen J. L. S. and Riemann L. (2015). Significant N2 fixation by heterotrophs, photoheterotrophs, and heterocystous cyanobacteria in two temperate estuaries. The ISME Journal 9, 273–285.