Research Interests: Ecosystem Modeling, Physical Oceanography, Blue Economy, Climate Change, Sustainable Development


  • Post-Doc. 2005-2007, LEGOS, Toulouse, France
  • Ph.D. 2005, Physical Oceanography, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, VA, USA.
  • M.Sc. 1998, Physical Oceanography; Institute of Marine Sciences, METU, TÜRKİYE
  • B.Sc. 1996, Natural Gas and Petroleum Engineering; Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TÜRKİYE

Career Highlights

  • PI of numerous TUBITAK projects and local coordinator for several EU FP7 and H2020 projects and coordinator of two blue growth projects in the Black Sea named BLACK SEA CONNECT and BRIDGE-BS
  • Director of METU CLIMATE - Climate Change and Sustainable Development Application and Research Center
  • Leading DEKOSIM, the 3.5 M Euro Centre of Excellence for Climate and Ecosystem Studies, TÜRKİYE
  • Lead the development of advanced 3D coupled models for the Black Sea and Atlantic basins

Selected Publications

  1. Salihoglu, B., Arkin, S.S., Akoglu, E., Fach, B.A. (2017). Evolution of future Black Sea fish stocks under changing environmental and climatic conditions. Frontiers in Marine Science.
  2. Salihoglu, B. (2009) Effects of ENSO on the Cold Tongue and the Warm Pool ecosystems in the equatorial Pacific Ocean: a modelling study. Journal of Marine Systems, 77 (1), 160-181. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.12.004.
  3. Salihoglu, B., Garçon, V., Oschlies, A., Lomas, M. W. (2008) Influence of nutrient utilization and remineralization stoichiometry on phytoplankton distribution and carbon export: a modelling study at BATS. Deep Sea-Research I, 55, 73-107, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2007.09.010.1)
  4. Salihoglu, B. Neuer, S., Painting, S., Murtugudde, R., *Hofmann, E.E., Steele, J.H., Hood, R.R., Legendre, L., Lomas, M.W., Wiggert, J.D., Ito, S., Lachkar, Z., Hunt, G.L., Drinkwater, K.F., Sabine, C.L. (2013). 1.Bridging marine ecosystem and biogeochemistry research: lessons and recommendations from comparative studies, Journal of Marine Systems, 109–110, pp. 161–175. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.07.005.
  5. Salihoglu, B., Hofmann, E.E. (2007a) Simulations of phytoplankton species and carbon production in the equatorial Pacific Ocean 1. Model configuration and ecosystem dynamics. Journal of Marine Research, 65, 219-273.URL