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Institutional Information: Faculty Of Engineering, Department Of Geological Engineering
Research Areas: General Geology, Paleontology (paleobotany, invertebrate, vertebrate), Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geology






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Gamze is lifelong paleontology enthusiast. The undergraduate degree she obtained from the Dept. of Geological Engineering in METU allowed her to discover the paleontology world, now as a profession. She uses micropaleontology as a tool for interpreting environment related variables. For her Master's thesis she studied the 57-54 million years old planktonic foraminifera which go through a rapid global warming phase during what is called Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Later she researched the pteropoda in the same interval. Now Gamze is also affiliated with the Marine Sciences Institute of METU. She joined a scientific cruise to the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea during July 2019, and gathered some short sea bottom sediment cores. She is currently working on these recent sediment samples and identifying foraminifera to unravel the affect of climate change and antropogenic pollution in microorganisms.