Research Interests: Phytoplankton Ecology & Physiology, Taxonomy, Marine Primary & Bacterial Productivity, Marine Pollution, Biodiversity


  • Post-Doc. 1994-1995, University of Oregon, USA
  • Ph.D. 1993, Marine Biology and Fisheries, Institute of Marine Sciences, METU, TÜRKİYE
  • M.Sc. 1987, Marine Biology and Fisheries, Institute of Marine Sciences, METU, TÜRKİYE
  • B.S. 1984, Biology, Ege University, TÜRKİYE

Career Highlights          

  • 1994-1995, NATO Scholarship through TUBITAK for a postdoctoral study at the University of Oregon
  • Coordinated several TUBITAK projects in phytoplankton in Turkish seas

Selected Publications

  1. Uysal, Z., Shmeleva, A.A. 2012. Species composition, abundance and biomass of Copepoda in plankton of the northern Levantine Basin (eastern Mediterranean). Crustaceana, 909-935
  2. Uysal, Z., Koksalan, I. 2010. Synechococcus dynamics in the Levantine basin shelf waters (northeastern Mediterranean). Mediterranean Marine Science 11 (2), 277-294
  3. Uysal Z., 2006. Vertical distribution of marine cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. in the Black, Marmara, Aegean, and eastern Mediterranean seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 53 (17-19), 1976-1987
  4. Uysal, Z., Iwataki, M., Koray, T.  2003. On the presence of Heterocapsa pygmaea AR Loebl.(Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) in the northern Levantine basin (Eastern Mediterranean). Turkish Journal of Botany 27 (2), 149-152
  5. Uysal Z., 2001.Chroococcoid cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. in the Black Sea: pigments, size, distribution, growth and diurnal variability. Journal of Plankton Research 23 (2), 175-190