Department of Marine–Inland Waters Sciences and Technology
Head of Department: Prof.Dr. Alper DOĞAN
Vice Head of Department: Prof.Dr. Özlem ÇAKAL ARSLAN
Vice Head of Department: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Aslı BAŞARAN
The Department of Marine–Inland Waters Sciences and Technology is one of the three departments of Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, and was formed in 1992 by the academic staff of the Department of Biology, Section of Hydrobiology of the Faculty of Science, and then, with the participation of faculty graduates, its academic staff grew to become its present form today. The department, which consists of three sections, namely Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology and Inland Waters Biology. In addition to the training given by 33 Faculty Members (17 Professors, 15 Associate Professors, 1 Assistant Professor), 8 Research Assistants in the department, which consists of three departments, namely Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology and, Inland Waters Biology, national and international scientific research is carried out in Turkish seas and inland waters. The main study and education subjects of our department are; fish biology and ecology, ichthyoplankton (fish eggs and larvae), aquatic reptiles and mammals, benthos, plankton, water quality and chemistry, ecotoxicology, ecotechnology, ecobiotest, limnology (lake, reservoir, wetland, stream and lagoon ecology), biodiversity and issues such as the conservation and sustainable use of existing stocks.
The department has a total of 12 laboratories, 11 (Limnology I-II, Fisheries Biology I-II, Bentology, Water Chemistry, Planktonology, Ecotoxicology, Ecotechnology, Ecobiotest, Biogeochemistry) on the Bornova campus and one (Benthology) on the Urla campus, equipped with the necessary equipment for education/training and research.
Mission of the Marine–Inland Waters Sciences and Technology Department
Its mission is to contribute to the training of undergraduate and graduate Fisheries Engineers in the field of Fisheries Marine/Inland Water Sciences and Technology who are adhering to universal and professional values, adopting scientific thinking and lifelong learning, using their knowledge and experience for the benefit of society, having the necessary scientific equipment for environmental awareness and sustainable management, being able to take part in the development and management of the relevant branches of the public and private sector, innovative and competitive.
Vision of the Marine–Inland Waters Sciences and Technology Department
Being a leader in scientific research, having a strong cooperation and communication network with its national and international stakeholders, offering student-oriented, quality-priority and sustainable development-oriented education and training activities in the field, strengthens the ties between the industry and faculty and university, always cares and maintains its ties with its graduates employed in the public and private sectors, supporting cooperation at the national and international level department in the field of Marine/Inland Water Sciences and Technology.
Program Educational Purposes:
To train graduates who are/can/able to:
1. Take into account national priorities and resources in the field of Marine/Inland Water Sciences and Technology
2. Equipped with knowledge and skills in the field of Marine/Inland Water Sciences and Technology, and able to present the knowledge they have received for the benefit of the society by using them in the production of fishery products,
3. To cooperate with professional and non-governmental organizations; Being prone to interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork, able to carry out individual planning and studies,
4. Adopting the principle of lifelong learning, thinking analytically, committed to universal and professional values, entrepreneurial, open to innovations, and culturally equipped,
5. Work efficiently in public, private sector and non-governmental organizations, and have advanced analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
1. Sufficient knowledge in the fields specific to the Fisheries Engineering discipline; Ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these fields in fisheries engineering problems.
2. The ability to define, formulate and solve problems in the field of Marine/Inland Water Sciences and Technology, to choose and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3. Ability to describe, interpret and analyze complex processes in aquatic ecosystems with available resources (with physical, chemical, biological, ecological, etc. analyzes) under realistic constraints and conditions.
4. The ability to find the source of environmental, biological and technical problems that may adversely affect natural processes in aquatic ecosystems, to develop research-based solutions, and to use information technologies effectively.
5. Ability to design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results in order to solve environmental, biological and technical problems in aquatic ecosystems.
6. Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary and other related disciplines in order to solve environmental, biological and technical problems in aquatic ecosystems.
7. Ability to prepare reports on the aquatic ecosystem, biodiversity and sustainable use of resources in aquatic ecosystems, make effective presentations, and take and give clear and understandable instructions.
8. Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to constantly renew oneself.
9. To adopt universal ethical principles and act by ethical rules, to have knowledge about professional ethics, responsibilities and standards used in their practices.
10. Project and risk management in applications related to Marine/Inland Water Sciences and Technology, applications in business life, awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation, and knowledge of sustainable ecosystem management.
11. To be aware of the effects of the practices related to the sustainable use of resources in biodiversity and aquatic ecosystem on the environment and safety, the problems reflected in the field of engineering and their legal consequences.
12. To be able to communicate verbally and in writing with national and international stakeholders, to establish/develop cooperation by choosing the most appropriate communication methods for this purpose.
13. To be able to follow national and international contemporary problems.