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Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay

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    Professor & Extension Specialist, Natural Resources
    Delaware State University (DSU)

    Phone: (302) 857-6476 | Email: gozbay@desu.edu | Fax: (302) 857-6402

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    Member - Delaware Biotechnology Institute


    Auburn University, Auburn, AL (2002)

    PhD, Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures
    University of Maine, Orono, ME (1996)
    MS., Bio-Resource Engineering
    Delaware State University, Dover, DE (2016)
    MS, Food Science & Biotechnology
    University of Ondokuzmayis, Samsun, TURKEY (1991)
    BS, Fisheries & Aquaculture Engineering


    1. Habitat restoration
    2. Aquatic ecology and health
    3. Water resources
    4. Sustainable marine aquaculture and fisheries.


    1. Richards GP, Chintapenta LK, Watson MA, Abbott AG, Ozbay G, Uknalis J, Oyelade AA and Parveen S. 2018. Bacteriophages against Pathogenic Vibrios in Delaware Bay Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) during a Period of High Levels of Pathogenic V. parahaemolyticus. Food and Environmental Virology Journal. In review.
    2. Borsum S and Ozbay G. 2018. Effects of Spring and Neap Tidal Cycles on Water Quality. Frontiers in Marine Science Journal: Coastal Ocean Processes. In review.
    3. Jones M and Ozbay G. 2018. The Effects of Landfills on the Environment and Human Health. Frontiers in Public Health Journal. In review.
    4. Roeske K. and Ozbay G. 2018. Marsh Vegetation Analysis of Delaware Blackbird Creek Using Ground Surveys and Aerial Photography. Journal of Geography and Earth Sciences. In print.
    5. Deksissa T, Ozbay G, Sriharan S and James N. 2018. Socio-Environmental Synthesis for Water Quality Study: Toxic Contaminants in Our Tap Water and Water Use Policy. SESYNC Case Study. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. https://www.sesync.org/socio-environmental-synthesis-for-water-quality-s….
    6. Ozbay G and Stone M. 2018. Bio-directional Waterway Reveals Nutrient Runoff from Cropland. Frontiers in Environmental Science Journal 16 October 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00114
    7. Ozbay G and Smith S. 2018. Are Aquaculture Practices Sustaining Our Goal to Restore Oysters (Crassostrea virginica)? In Book: Aquaculture – Plants and Invertebrates (Editor: Diarte-Plata G) In Tech Open Publisher, Janeza Trdine 9, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-51-6704-4. Book Chapter. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78989.
    8. Ozbay G, Chintapenta LK, Lingham T, Lumor S, Lee J, Taylor B, Sriharan S and Besong S. 2018. Delaware Inland Bays and Market Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Quality for Consumption. Journal of Food Quality Volume 2018, Article ID 8765149, 17p https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8765149
    9. Sri Kaja B, Lumor S, Besong S, Taylor B and Ozbay G. 2018. Investigating enzyme activity of Immobilized Candida rugosa Lipase. Journal of Food Quality (21):1-9. DOI:  10.1155/2018/1618085
    10. Chintapenta LK, Coyne K, Pappas A, Lee K, Kalavacharla V and Ozbay G. 2018. Diversity of Diatom Communities in Delaware Tidal Wetland and their Relationship to Water Quality. Frontiers in Environmental Science Journal, 02 July 2018. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00057
    11. Cannon A, Chintapenta LK and Ozbay G. 2017. Monitoring Heavy Metals near Wastewater Facility in Delaware Inland Bays Tidal Canal. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 9(8): 985-998. Article ID:77498.doi:10.4236/jwarp.2017.98065
    12. Marenghi F, Ashton-Alcox, KF, Wong R, Reynolds B and Ozbay G. 2017. Application of Dredge Calibration to Increase Accuracy of Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica GMELIN 1791, Stock Assessment in Delaware Bay. Journal of Fisheries Science 186(1):292-300.
    13. Ozbay G, Fan C and Yang Z. 2017. Relationship between Land Use and Water Quality and Its Assessment Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Mid-Atlantic Estuaries In Book: Water Quality (Editors: Tutu H and Grover BPC) In Tech Open Publisher, Janeza Trdine 9, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-51-2881-6. Chapter 9: 169-222. Book Chapter.
    14. Ozbay G, Chintapenta LK, Cannon A and Hannum K. 2017. Effects of Microbial and Heavy Metal Contaminants on Environmental/Ecological Health and Revitalization of Coastal Ecosystems in Delaware Bay. Frontiers in Environmental Science Journal. 5:26. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2017.00026.
    15. Ozbay G and Cannon A. 2017. Gauging Benefits of Oyster Garden Restoration in Delaware. Aquaculture America December Issue 59-61.
    16. Stone M, Roeske K, Chintapenta LK, Phalen L, Kalavacharla V and Ozbay G. 2016. Water Quality Analysis of Agriculturally Impacted Tidal Blackbird Creek, Delaware. Frontiers in Environmental Science Journal 4:70. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2016.00070
    17. Veron, D., Ad-Marbach, G., Wolfson, J. and Ozbay, G. 2016. Assessing climate literacy content in higher education science courses: Distribution, Challenges and Needs. Journal of College Science Teaching 45(6):27-33.
    18. Ozbay G, Khatiwada R, Chintapenta LK, Handy EF, and Smith SL. 2016. Sustainable Farm Practice: Study of Total and Soluble Phosphorus in the Poultry Farm Equipped with Heavy Use Area Protection Pads, Dover, Delaware. Professional Agricultural Workers Journal 4(1): 7.
    19. Lingham T, Ye M, Chen H, Chintapenta LK, Handy E, Zhao J, Wu C and Ozbay G. 2016. Effects of High Hydrostatic Pressure on the Physical, Microbial, and Chemical Properties of Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Journal of Food Science doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13290.
    20. Pérez-Pérez NM, Poach M, Stevens B, Smith S, and Ozbay G. 2016. Survival of red deepsea crab Chaceon quinquedens Smith, 1879, larvae in cultivation: effects of diet and temperature. Extended Abstract/Proceedings of NOAA Education and Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions. 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum, Program. The City College of New York, NY. August 28-31, 2016.
    21. Leonard K, Ozbay G and Smith S. 2016. The Effects of Hypoxia and Increased Temperature on the Behavior of Larval Estuarine Fish. Extended Abstract/Proceedings of NOAA Education and Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions. 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum, Program. The City College of New York, NY. August 28-31, 2016.


    Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay is a Research Professor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at Delaware State University since January 2003.  Her research focus is on habitat restoration and water quality issues.  She studies water quality driven toxicity in harmful algae, shellfish-algae dynamics, nutrient management, aquaculture and mariculture regards to water quality management, aquatic ecology. She established the Marine Recirculating Laboratory and Algal Culture Facility, which is capable of detail phytoplankton cell analyses including Flow Cytometry.

    Recent collaborations include oyster restoration and gardening projects, and oyster reefs interaction with benthic communities, transient fish populations, freshwater mussels for water treatment, impact of environmental variables on HABs distribution and abundance in Delaware.  International projects include the enhancement of the teaching and research capabilities of the environmental science program at Katmandu University in Nepal.

    She actively promotes the establishment of the Global Seminar Program at Delaware State University. She is currently assigned to join the delegates of the U.S. Saudi Arabia Global Women’s Trade Mission to enrich the bilateral history of both Unites States and Saudi Arabia

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