Nanoplankton population dynamics and dissolved oxygen change across the bay of Izmir by neural networks

Sunlu F. S. , Demir I., Engin G. O. , Buyukisik B., SUNLU U., Koray T., ...More

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, vol.11, no.6, pp.1165-1168, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/b815185g
  • Page Numbers: pp.1165-1168


The bay of Izmir, which is the biggest harbor on the Aegean Sea, is of upmost economical importance for Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. Most of the studies carried out focused on the effects of intensive industrial activity and agricultural production on the bay pollution within the region. These studies, most of the time, are limited to monitoring the level of pollution. However, it is believed that these studies should be supported with models and statistical analysis techniques, as the models, especially the prediction ones, provide an important approach to assessing risk and assessment. In this study, neural network analysis was used to construct prediction models for nanoplankton population change with nutrients and other environmentally important parameters. The results indicated that, using data over a 52 week period, it is possible to predict nanoplankton population dynamics and dissolved oxygen change for the future.