Prof. Munir Ozturk was born in Kashmir/India in 1943. He is a Turkish Professor of Biology.
He graduated from Kashmir University in India, specializing in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. He received his MSc from the same University in 1964. He obtained his PhD from Ege University in 1971.

Prof. Ozturk is Chairman Biology and Professor of Ecology, Fatih University, Turkey.
He is member of Turkish Biological Society (1973-1998); Mediterranean Society of Plant Physiologists (MPP) (1974-1981); OPTIMA (1976-1986); National Delegate European Federation of Plant Physiologists (1986-1996); National Committee on Biology (1991-1999); INTECOL (1993-2002); Bryologists Association (1993-2000); Member Aerobiology (1997-2002); Member World Cultural Council, Albert Einstein Award of Science (1999-onwards).

Prof. Ozturk received the following distinctions:

  • Turkish Biological Society 30 years Services Award, Izmir; 1993.

  • Certificates of Honor- Environmental Protection and Research Foundation, Izmir, Turkey; 1991, 1996 & 1997.

  • Certificates of Honor - in Pollution Control Studies and Biodiversity by the Municipalities of Kusadasi, Soke, Izmir and Urla; 1993,1995, 1996 & 1997.

  • Turk Ocak Awards 1994, 1995.

  • Member of Honour Russian Ecological Academy, Moscow, 1995.

  • Izmir Club Award-Environmental Protection Activity, 1996.

  • TUBITAK Scientific Publications Awards – 1996, 1997 & 2001.

  • OLEYIS Labour Foundation for Social Security and Assistance Award-Tourism and Environment Competition, Ankara, Turkey; 1997.

  • Izmir Governorate Awards for Assistance to Foreign Students; 1997, 2001.

  • Name given to a newly recorded plant species from Turkey by two researchers from Erciyes University, Kayseri as Sideritis Ozturkii.

Prof. Ozturk was elected as a Fellow of the IAS in 2002.


2023  Publications

1.    M Ejaz, A Gul, M Ozturk, A Hafeez, B Turkyilmaz Unal, SU Jan. 2023 Nanotechnologies for environmental remediation and their ecotoxicological impacts. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment  195 (11), 1368    
2.     MKA Ansari, B Turkyilmaz Unal, S Javad, FV Vardar, AA Ansari, M Ozturk. 2023 Application of Nanobiotechnology in Enabling Plants to Overcome Water-logging Stress: A Review, Agricultural Reviews 44 (3), 289-299, 1
3.    A Ahad, A Gul, TS Batool, N Huda, F Naseeer, U Abdul Salam, Ozturk,M. 2023. Molecular and genetic perspectives of cold tolerance in wheat Molecular biology reports 50 (8), 6997-7015, 2
4.    M Ozturk, M Metin, V Altay, T Kawano, A Gul, BT Unal, D Unal, RA Bhat, 2023. Aluminum Toxicity: A Case Study on Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Phyton International Journal of Experimental Botany 92 (1), 165-192
5.    Ozturk,M., Metin,M., Altay,V., Kawano,T., Gul,A., Unal,B.T., Unal,D., Bhat, R.A., Dervash, M.A., Toderich,K., Koc,E.,Caparros,P.C.,Shahzai,A. 2023. Aluminum Toxicity: A Case Study on Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.).Phyton Intern. Journal of Experimental Botany, 92,1, 165-192.
6.    Ozturk,M., Metin,M., Altay,V., Prasad,M.N.V., Gul,A., Bhat, R.A., Darvash, M. A., Hasanuzzaman, M., Nahar, K., Unal, D.,Unal,B.T.,Caparrós, P.G., Kawano,T., Toderich,K., Bukhari,A. 2023. Role of Rare Earth Elements in Plants. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Manuscript Number: PMBR-D-21-00295R2181. 
7.    Khan, F., Huma, Z., Shah, G. A., Unal, B. T., Ozturk, M..2023. Effect of Survey Farmers’ Knowledge and Practices on the Yield of Sugarcane in Pakistan. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, 22: 187-194.  
8.    Toderich,K., Kravtsova,T., Gasimova,K.,Alizade,V.,Yakovleva,O., Ozturk, M.2023. Seed Heteromorphism and Germination in Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Related to Crop Domestication in Marginalized Environments. Pak.J.Bot.,55(4).
9.    Shazadi, A., Tariq, N., Sonmez, H., Waquar, S., Zahid, A., J aved, M. A., Ashraf, M.Y., Ozturk, M. 2023. Potential effect of luteolin, epiafzelechin, and albigenin on rats under cadmium-induced inflammatory insult: In silico and in vivo approach. Front. Chem., Sec. Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Vol.11.     
10.     Pirasteh-Anosheh, H.; Samadi, M.; Kazemeini, S.A.; Ozturk, M.; Ludwiczak, A.; Piernik, A.2023. ROS Homeostasis and Antioxidants in the Halophytic Plants and Seeds. Plants,12, 3023. 10.3390/plants12173023
11. Ejaz, M., Gul, A., Ozturk, M., Hafeez, A., Unal, B. T., Ullah Jan, S. U., Siddique, M .T. 2023. Nanotechnologies for environmental remediation and their ecotoxicological impacts. Environ.Monit.Assess.195:1368.
12. Candan, F., Ozturk, M., Altay, V., Ibrahim Ertugrul Yalcin, I .E., 2023. An experimental study on the effects of copper and lead on the seedlings of some economically important vegetable species of some economically important vegetable species of some economically important vegetable species of some economically important vegetable species. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 1-20 pp, Vol.51, Issue 4, Article No:13158
13. Ahad, A., Gul, A., Batool, T. S., Noor ul Huda,Naseeer, F., Salam ,U. A., Salam, M. Ilyas, M., Unal, B. T., Ozturk, M.2023. Molecular and genetic perspectives of cold tolerance in wheat. Molecular Biology Reports 50:6997–7015 
14. Pirasteh-Anosheh H,Samadi M,Kazemeini SA, Ozturk M, Ludwiczak A, Piernik A. 2023. ROS homeostasis and antioxidants in the halophytic plants and seeds. Plants 12(17): 3023

1. Ozturk,M.,Bhat,R.A.,Ashraf,M.,Tonelli,F.M.P.,Unal, B.T.,Dar,G.H.2023. Phytohormones and Stress Responsive Secondary Metabolites, pp:287. Academic Press, London 
2. Ozturk,M., Roy,A., Bhat,R.A., Vardar-Sukan,F.,Tonelli, F. M. P. 2023. Synthesis of Bionanomaterials for Biomedical Applications. 558 pp. ELSEVIER,  Netherlands.
3. Ozturk,M.,Altay,V.,Nazish,M.,Ahmad,M.,Zafar,M.2023.Medicinal Halophytes of Asia. Springer. pp:213.
4. Moonisa Darwash, Abrar Yousf, Munir Ozturk, Rouf Bhat. 2023. Phytosequestration  –Strategies for Mitigation of Aerial Carbon Dioxide and Aquatic Nutrient Pollution. Springer Brief, pp:108.
5. MKA Ansari, BT Unal, M Ozturk, G Owens. Plants as Medicine and Aromatics: Pharmacognosy, Ecology and Conservation CRC Press 1 2023

Book Chapters
1- BT Unal, H Turker, M Ozturk. 2023. Ex-situ Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Using In Vitro Techniques Plants as Medicine and Aromatics,13-22.
2. M Ozturk, BT Unal. 2023.Exogenous application of phytohormones and phytometabolites to plants to alleviate the   effects of drought stress Phytohormones  and Stress Responsive Secondary Metabolites, 1-12
3. M Ozturk, BT Unal, H Turker. 2023. Biotechnological Interventions for Removal of Heavy Metals and Metalloids from Water Resources Aquatic Contamination: Tolerance and Bioremediation, 207-217