Sezgin Tunca

MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Turkey will start working at Department of Economics and Management of the University of Helsinki in Finland

Sezgin Tunca will start at the University of Helsinki

I am a young Turkish researcher coming from İzmir, Turkey. In 2009, I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Engineering at the Ege University Faculty of Fisheries in İzmir. Then, I have decided to learn more about economics with a special interest on environmental economics and, in 2011, I got my first Master’s Degree at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Ege University. Thanks to the professors, I have increased my knowledge on economics, econometrics, statistics and software programs by specially focusing on fisheries and environmental economics. From 2010 to 2013, I have also been working as a research and teaching assistant for fisheries faculties of two different universities in Turkey. Lastly, in 2015, I finished International Master’s Degree and Specialization in Sustainable Fisheries Management at the University of Alicante just after I have been selected by the scholarship of International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (Ciheam-IAMZ). 

I began working at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Helsinki within the MARmaED Project since 1st of January, 2016. I have also enrolled in the Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources with a major subject of Environmental and Resource Economics. I am so thankful to everyone who put effort in this project and also feel so lucky to be able to work with my first supervisor Prof.Dr. Marko Lindroos, with my second supervisor Lone Kronbak and with smart people in the project and at the University of Helsinki under this project that is a milestone in my research career. I will mainly investigate economic reference points under climate change with case studies from Baltic fisheries by focusing on how international marine fish populations can be exploited in order to maximize benefits from cooperation under climate change uncertainties. My project will target international fisheries with the aim of stabilising long-term agreements between harvesting nations under climate change.

By Joël Durant
Published Jan. 18, 2016 9:10 AM