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Bat Levent

Affiliation: Sinop Üniversitesi

Position, academic degree, rank: Head of Department of Hydrobiology, D. Sc., Prof.

Address: Akliman Mevkii Abalı Köyü, Sinop, 57000, Turkey


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Research area:
heavy metals in marine fauna, flora, and sediment;
aquatic toxicology and marine pollution;
Black Sea phyto-, zoo-, ichthyo-, and macroplankton, as well as jellyfish.
Keywords: pollution, toxicology, marine biology, and heavy metals.
Membership in international and Russian publishing associations, scientific communities, and other organizations:
Section Editor – scientific journal "Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences" (Central Fisheries Research Institute);
Member of Editorial Board – scientific journal "Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering" (since 2011);
Member of Editorial Board – scientific journal "Aquatic Science and Technology" (Macrothink Institute) (since 2012);
Member of Editorial Board – scientific journal "Turkish Journal of Maritime and Marine Sciences" (Ordu University) (since 2015);
Member of Editorial Board – scientific journal "Modern Environmental Science and Engineering" (since 2015);
Member of Editorial Board – scientific journal "Oceanography & Fisheries Open Access Journal" (since 2016);
Member of Scientific Committee – scientific journal "International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics" (since 2016);
Member of Editorial Board – scientific journal "Madridge Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development" (since 2017).


Mutlua E., Kideys A. E., Şahin F., Erik G., Aksu H., Erdem E., Karayücel S., Bat L. Population dynamics and ecology of the invasive veined rapa whelk, Rapana venosa in the southern Black Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2022, vol. 268, art. no. 107807 (11 p.).


Bat L., Şahin F., Öztekin A., Arici E. Toxic metals in seven commercial fish from the southern Black Sea: Toxic risk assessment of eleven-year data between 2009 and 2019. Biological Trace Element Research, 2022, vol. 200, iss. 2, pp. 832–843.


Öztekin A., Arici E., Şahin F., Bat L. Farmed Turkish salmon: Toxic metals and health threat. Foods and Raw Materials, 2021, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 317–323.


Bat L., Arici E., Öztekin A., Şahin F. Toxic metals in the warty crab in the southern Black Sea: Assessment of human health risk. Marine Biological Journal, 2020, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 3–11.


Boissin E., Neglia V., Baksay S., Micu D., Bat L., Topaloglu B., Todorova V., Panayotova M., Kruschel C., Milchakova N., Voutsinas E., Beqiraj S., Nasto I., Aglieri G., Taviani M., Zane L., Planes S. Chaotic genetic structure and past demographic expansion of the invasive gastropod Tritia neritea in its native range, the Mediterranean Sea. Scientific Reports, 2020, vol. 10, iss. 1, art. no. 21624 (13 p.).


Öztekin A., Bat L., Baki O. G. Beach litter pollution in Sinop Sarikum Lagoon coast of the southern Black Sea. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 3, pp. 197–205.


Bat L., Öztekin A., Arici E., Şahin F. Health risk assessment: Heavy metals in fish from the southern Black Sea. Foods and Raw Materials, 2020, vol. 8, iss. 1, pp. 115–124.


Paterno M., Bat L., Souissi J. B., Boscari E., Chassanite A., Congiu L., Guarnieri G., Kruschel C., Mačći V., Marino I. A. M., Micu D., Milchakova N., Panayotova M., Papetti C., Planes S., Strungaru S., Todorova V. R., Voutsinas E., Zane L. A. Genome-wide approach to the phylogeography of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis in the Adriatic and the Black seas. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2019, vol. 6, article no. 566 (16 p.).


Üstün F., Bat L., Şahin F. Composition, abundance and biomass of mesozooplankton in the southwestern Black Sea along the coast of İğneada, Turkey. Biologia, 2019, vol. 74, iss. 7, pp. 851–862.


Özkan E. Y., Buyukisik B., Bat L. Effects of biogeochemical processes on spatial distribution of iron, manganese, reactive phosphates, and nitrates in the Black Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 2019, vol. 48, iss. 6, pp. 907–916.


Bat L., Özkan E. Y. Heavy metal levels in sediment of the Turkish Black Sea coast. In: Oceanography and Coastal Informatics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice. Hersey, PA (USA) : IGI Global, 2019, pp. 86–107.


Zafar F. H. S., Zahid M., Bat L. Effects of processing on essential and heavy metal composition of popular fish species consumed in the Karachi coast of the Arabian Sea. Carpathian Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2019, vol. 11, iss. 2, pp. 141–151.


Bat L., Zahid M., Öztekin A. Assessment of heavy metals pollution in water and sediments and polychaetes in Sinop shores of the Black Sea. KSU Tarim ve Doga Dergisi – KSU Journal of Agriculture and Nature, 2019, vol. 22, iss. 5, pp. 806–819.


Donmez M. A., Bat L. Detection of feeding dietary Rhizostoma pulmo (Macri, 1778) in Samsun coasts of the Black Sea, Turkey. Su Urunleri Dergisi, 2019, vol. 36, iss. 2, pp. 135–144.


Bat L., Öztekin A. Heavy metals health risk appraisal in benthic fish species of the Black Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 2019, vol. 48, iss. 1, pp. 163–168.


Bat L., Sezgin M., Sahin F. Heavy metal contamination of aquatic resources from Turkish Black Sea waters. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, 2018, vol. 19, iss. 2, pp. 558–563.

Ustun F., Bat L., Mutlu E. Seasonal variation and taxonomic composition of mesozooplankton in the southern Black Sea (off Sinop) between 2005 and 2009. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 2018, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 541–556.

Bat L., Oztekin A., Yardim O. Metal levels in large sea trout from Sinop fish market. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2018, vol. 27, iss. 2, pp. 8505–8508.

Bat L., Oztekin A., Arici E. Assessment of heavy metals in Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) and Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758 marketed in Sinop (Turkey). Alinteri Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 2018, vol. 33, iss. 1, pp. 51–54.

Ozdemir Z. B., Erdem Y., Bat L. Food composition and distribution of gelatinous macrozooplankton in the Southern Black Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 2018, vol. 44, iss. 12, pp. 2541–2548.

Oztekin A., Bat L. Microlitter pollution in sea water: A preliminary study from Sinop Sarikum coast of the southern Black Sea. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2017, vol. 17, spec. iss., pp. 1431–1440.

Bat L., Arıcı E., Sezgin M., Şahin F. Heavy metal levels in commercial fishes caught in the southern Black Sea coast. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics, 2017, vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 94–102.

Ahmed Q., Ali Q. M., Bat L. Assessment of heavy metals concentration in Holothurians, sediments and water samples from coastal areas of Pakistan (northern Arabian Sea). Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 2017, vol. 5, iss. 5, pp. 191–201.

Ahmed Q., Bat L., Yousuf F. Contamination of Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn in Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758) from Karachi Fish harbor and potential risks to human health. International Journal of Marine Science, 2017, vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 76–87.

Bat L., Arıcı E., Ürkmez D. Heavy metal levels in the Black Sea sprat (Sprattus sprattus). International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, 2017, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 1–18.