Gulnihal Ozbay

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Delaware State University

Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901-2277

Phone: (302) 857 6476
Fax: (302) 857 6402

  • Ph.D., Aquaculture and Fisheries, Auburn University, Alabama, USA, 2002
    M.S., Marine Bio-resources / Bioresource Engineering, University of Maine, Maine, 1996
    B.S., Aquaculture Engineering, Ondokuzmayis Universitesi, Samsun, Turkey, 1991

Research Overview:

Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay is a Research Assistant 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