Istanbul University, Turkey
Bayram ÖZTÜRK, born in 1960, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. After he got his Ph.D. on Marine Biology from the Institute of Marine Sciences, Istanbul University, in 1990, he has been studying on fishery science and biological oceanography in various seas and oceans in the world. He is the Founder and Director of Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), and currently Editor for the Journal of Black Sea and Mediterranean Environment (www.blackmeditjournal.org). He graduated Turkish Navy Diving School in 1987 and He is also scientific committee of CMAS and CIESM as well .
Since 1999 to date, he has been working as a Professor on Marine Biology, Faculty of Aquatic Science , Istanbul University. He has been involved in several EU-funded and international Project under RAC/SPA , GFCM and IPBES.
Dr. Öztürk has over 2000 citation for marine science (See Bayram Öztürk Google Scholar Citation). He is also an expert for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services .
He was in Antarctica in 2014 , 2015 and 2016 . He was also the leader of the first Turkish Antarctica Expedition.He was awarded the Japanese Antarctic medal in 2015.A newly discovered endemic Antarctic species Sagediopsis bayozturkii was named in his honor . His main interest is Mediterranean and Global Marine Biodiversity , Ocean Conservation and Fisheries Governance issues .