Research Interests: Marine Biogeochemistry, Carbon Cycle, Climate Change


  • PhD. 1986, Chemical Oceanography, Middle East Technical University, TÜRKİYE
  • M.Sc. 1982, Chemical Oceanography, Middle East Technical University, TÜRKİYE
  • B.Sc. 1979, Chemistry, Hacettepe University, TÜRKİYE

Career Highlights:

  • First female Oceanography doctorate graduate and professor of Turkey
  • Acted as Vice Director, IMS and head of the Earth System Science program in Ankara campus
  • Expedition leader in many cruises in the Black Sea, Marmara and the Mediterranean

Selected Publications:

  1. Yunev, O.A., Vedernikov, V.I., Baştürk, Ö., Yılmaz, A., Kideys, A., Moncheva, S., Konovalov, S.K., 2002. Long-term variations of surface chlorophyll a and primary production in the open Black Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 230, 11-28. doi:10.3354/meps230011
  2. Yılmaz, A., Tuğrul, S., 1998. The effect of cold- and warm-core eddies on the distribution and stoichiometry of dissolved nutrients in the northeastern Mediterranean. Journal of Marine Systems 16, 253-268.
  3. Ediger, D., Yılmaz, A., 1996. Characteristics of deep chlorphyll maximum in the Northeastern Mediterranean with respect to environmental conditions. Journal of Marine Systems 9, 291-303.
  4. Tugrul, S., Baştürk, Ö., Saydam, C., Yilmaz, A., 1992. Changes in the hydrochemistry of the Black Sea inferred from water density profiles. Nature 359, 137-139.
  5. Salihoǧlu, İ., Saydam, C., Baştürk, Ö., Yilmaz, K., Göçmen, D., Hatipoǧlu,E., Yilmaz,A., 1990. Transport and distribution of nutrients and chlorophyll-a by mesoscale eddies in the northeastern Mediterranean. Marine Chemistry 29, 375-390.