Dr. Aslan is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Department. Her
current research program links health-related water microbiology and aquatic microbial
ecology. She is also directing the International Collaboration for Sewage initiative. She
is affiliated to the Georgia Coastal Research Council and Institute of Coastal Plain
Sciences. For more information please visit the Aslan Lab website: www.asliaslan.net

Funded Grants

Identification of the Sources of Pathogens in Wetland Sediments and Their Influence on Beach Water Quality (2014)

Funded by: NOAA and GA DNR Georgia Coastal Management Program, $233,242.00), (October 2014-October 2015). Indicator...

 

Building Beach Managers Capacity for Using Rapid Tools (2010)

Funded by; USEPA and Michigan DNR, $225,000.00, October 2010-April 2013

Rapid quantitative polymerase chain reaction...

 

Healthier Great Lakes Beaches Through Improved Communication (2010)

Funded by; USEPA and Michigan DNR, $100,000.00, October 2010-April 2012

This three-pronged project will improve...

 

The Spatio-temporal Distribution and Identification of Aerobic Heterotrophic Bacteria Isolated from the Black and the Marmara Seas (2006)

Funded by: Istanbul University Research Fund, $6,000.00), Project no: T-1048, 2006-2008

 

Microbiological Pollution Monitoring at the Coastal Areas of Istanbul (2002)

Funded by: General Directorate of Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration, $400,000.00, 2002-2008

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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Influence of the Extreme Conditions on the Water Quality and Material Exchange Flux in the Strait of Istanbul (with Husne Altiok, Suleyman Ovez, Nazli Demirel, Ahsen Yuksek, Nur Kiratli, Seyfettin Tas, Ahmet Edip Muftuoglu, Halil Ibrahim Sur, and Erdogan Okus), Journal of Marine Systems (2014)
 

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Evaluation of the Host Specificity of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron alpha-1-6, mannanase Gene as a Sewage Marker (with Joan B. Rose), Letters in Applied Microbiology (2013)

The specificity of a short fragment functional gene marker (alpha-1-6, mannanase) in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron was...

 

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Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp. and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron qPCR Signals Through Wastewater and Septage Treatment (with Sangeetha Srinivasan, Irene Xagoraraki, Evangelyn Alocilja, and Joan B. Rose), Water Research (2011)

Fecal indicators such as Escherichia coli and enterococci are used as regulatory tools to monitor...

 

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Occurrence and Infectivity of Adenovirus and Other Enteric Viruses in Contact-Limited Freshwater Recreational Areas and Bathing Waters (with F J. Simmons, Joan B. Rose, and S Dorevitch), Journal of Applied Microbiology (2011)

AIMS:The goal of this study was to characterize enteric virus concentrations and their infectivity in...

 

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Critical Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Strategies for Istanbul with Regards to Water Quality Monitoring Study Results (with Erdoğan Okuş, Izzet Ozturk, Halil Ibrahim Sur, Seyfettin Taş, Hüsne Altıok, Nuray Balkis, Ertugrul Dogan, Süleyman Övez, and Ali Fuat Aydin), Desalination (2008)

Urban Wastewater Treatment and Marine Outfall Facilities are being planned in accordance with Istanbul Water...

 

Book Chapters

Case study, Hurricane Katrina (with Joan B. Rose), Vulnerability and Resilience of Water Systems Under Global Extremes (2014)
 

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Mapping Waterborne Pathogens in Surface Waters Worldwide (with N. Hofstra and Joan B. Rose), 17th International Health Related Water Microbiology Symposium (2013)
 

Microbial Source Tracking at an Urban Estuary (Golden Horn, Turkey) (with Sibel Zeki and Joan B. Rose), 17th International Health Related Water Microbiology Symposium (2013)
 

Calculating DNA Stability Over Time in Storage of Environmental Water Samples in Malawi, East Africa and the Great Lakes Region, USA (with Y. Brooks and Joan B. Rose), Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy (2011)
 

Pilot Mapping of qPCR Markers and Bacterial Diversity in a Sewage Impacted Estuarine Water (with Sibel Zeki and Joan B. Rose), 16th International Health Related Water Microbiology Symposium (2011)
 

The Effects of a Yacht Marina on the Marine Life in Fethiye SPA (with Volkan Demir, Ahsen Yüksek, I. Noyan Yilmaz, Nazlı Demirel, S. Ünsal Karhan, Sibel Zeki, Hüsne Altıok, Edip Müftüoğlu, and Erdoğan Okuş), World Conference of Marine Biodiversity (2011)
 

Other Publications

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A Guidance Document for Testing Recreational Waters Using EPA qPCR Method 1611 (with J. Kinzelman, T. Anan'eva, J. S. Lavender, and E. Dreelin) (2013)
 

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A Training Video for Testing Recreational Waters Using EPA qPCR Method 1611 (with E. Dreelin, D. Poulson, and A. Pavangadkar) (2012)
 

Towards a Healthier Water Environment: IC SEWAGE (with W. Ahmed, A. Farnleitner, Y. Masago, H. Taylor, and Joan B. Rose) (2010)
 

How Do We Test for Viruses? (with G. A. Burlingame, Joan B. Rose, I. Xagoraraki, and A. D. Coulliette) (2009)
 

Other Research Projects

Chicago Health, Environmental Exposure and Recreation Study (CHEERS) (2008)

Funded by: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, (2008-2009)

The Chicago Health, Environmental Exposure,...

 

City of Toledo Ballasted Flocculation Pathogen Sampling Study (2008)

Funded by: USEPA and the City of Toledo, (2008-2012)

 

Anaerobic Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Anoxic Marine Environments (2006)

Funded by: The scientific and technological research council of Turkey TUBITAK (CAYDAG). (2006-2010)

 

Marine Biological Diversity Assessment of Fethiye Bay (2005)

(Authority for Specially Protected Areas, Ministry of Environment) (2005)

 

Marine Biological Diversity Assessment of Gokova Special Environmental Protection Area (2005)

Funded by: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Authority for Specially Protected Areas, Ministry of Environment...

 

Technical Reports

Enteric Virus Occurrence in Chicago River (with F. Simmons and I. Xagoraraki) (2010)

Submitted to University of Illinois, CHEERS Program coordinator (Peer reviewed)

 

Marine Biological Diversity Assessment of Gokova Special Environmental Protection Area (with Erdoğan Okuş, Ahsen Yüksek, M. Baki Yokes, İ. Noyan Yilmaz, S. Ünsal Karhan, Nazlı Demirel, Volkan Demir, Sibel Zeki, Seyfettin Taş, Halil İbrahim Sur, Hüsne Altıok, Edip Müftüoğlu, N. Balkis, A. Aksu, E. Dogan, and C. Gazioglu) (2006)

Published by: Authority for Specially Protected Areas, Turkish Ministry of Environment, ISBN 975-8273-91-4. (Peer reviewed)

 

Sampling Programme at the Sea of Marmara on Behalf of Mempis Project 2006 (with Halil İbrahim Sur, K. C. Guven, Erdoğan Okuş, O. Algan, C. Gazioglu, Ahsen Yüksek, Hüsne Altıok, N. Balkis, Seyfettin Taş, İ. Noyan Yilmaz, S. Ünsal Karhan, Edip Müftüoğlu, A. Aksu, Nazlı Demirel, S. Cumali, P. S. Cifci, S. Ozcan, B. Ozsoylu, and E. Kirci-Elmas) (2006)

Sampling Programme at the Sea of Marmara on Behalf of Mempis Project 2006. (Peer reviewed)

 

Volgoneft 248 Oil Pollution Monitoring (with K. C. Guven, Erdoğan Okuş, Halil İbrahim Sur, Ahsen Yüksek, A. Unlu, C. Gazioglu, Hüsne Altıok, Seyfettin Taş, Edip Müftüoğlu, İ. Noyan Yilmaz, and S. Ünsal Karhan) (2005)

Volgoneft 248 Oil Pollution Monitoring Published by: Omur Marine Limited Inc. (Peer reviewed)

 

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Marine Biological Diversity Assessment of Datca-Bozburun Specially Protected Area (with Erdoğan Okuş, Halil İbrahim Sur, Ahsen Yüksek, İ. Noyan Yilmaz, S. Ünsal Karhan, M. İdil Öz, Nazlı Demirel, Seyfettin Taş, Hüsne Altıok, Edip Müftüoğlu, C. Gazioglu, Zeki Yaşar Yucel, Volkan Demir, Sibel Zeki, and Umut Tural) (2004)

Published by: Authority for Specially Protected Areas, Turkish Ministry of Environment ISBN:975-8273-62-0. (Peer reviewed)