CONVENOR: Prof. Carlos Duarte
CO-CONVENOR: Mr. Francis Juanes
DATE: January 30, 2019
TIME: 3 pm – 5 pm
LOCATION: Auditorium (level 0) between Buildings 2 & 3​​​​

“Quantifying the effects of exotic species on marine ecosystems” is a Ahmed Juffali Research Chair workshop to be run at KAUST from April 30th to May 4th, with Drs Catherine Lovelock, Nuria Marba, Just Cebrian, Paulina Martinetto, Scott Bennett and Julia Santana-Garzon as guest scientists.

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) recently honored KAUST Professor of Marine Science Carlos M. Duarte with the award of the 2016 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal. The medal was established by EGU's Division on Biogeosciences in recognition of the scientific achievements of Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky, a Russian and Ukrainian scientist considered to be one of the founders of biogeochemistry, geochemistry and radiogeology. The medal is awarded to scientists in honor of their outstanding contributions to the biogeosciences.

The conference was held at Qatar University in the Research Complex on Wednesday and Thursday 24-25 February 2016, in conjunction with Qatar National Environment Day 2016 and the Annual Meeting of the SETAC-AGB (Society of Environment Toxicology and Chemistry - Arabian Gulf Branch).

“Tropical marine habitats in a high CO2 world” a Ahmed Juffali Research Chair workshop to be run March 15, 2:00- 5:00 pm, with Dr. Jean Pierre Gattuso as guest scientist
Seagrass and Mangrove Red Sea survey to take off on board R/V Thuwal in late February to explore these, largely ignored, habitats in the Red Sea
Professional Development workshop for RSRC M.Sc. and Ph.D. students (visiting students and interns welcomed!):
March 8, 2 to 4 pm
Doing Science:  A mentoring workshop for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students of the RSRC by Prof. Ivan Valiela, Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole Individualized Career Planning: Hope is not a Plan!
A workshop for early career scientists affiliated with the Red Sea Research Center
Dates:  March 9 and 10, 2015
A briefing meeting will be called to provide information on the workshop
Who:  Addressed to Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists (R3 to R6) at the RSRC
Facilitators:  Carlos M. Duarte, Jelena Bajic and Ivan Valiela
About Ivan Valiela:
Author of the books:  "Doing Science: Design, Analysis, and Communication of Scientific Research" Oxford Univ. Press
                                 "Marine Ecological Processes" Springer
Prof. Carlos M. Duarte delivered the opening keynote speech at the Qatar University Life Science Symposium on “Global changes: The Arabian Gulf Ecosystem “
Prof. Carlos M. Duarte presented at COP21, as part of the KAUST delegation supporting the side events organized by KSA at the GCC Pavillion in COP21, on the potential of coastal vegetated habitats to support climate change mitigation and adaptation through “Blue Carbon” strategies. Prof. Duarte also described the research on impacts of climate change on Red Sea biota through an overview of research conducted at the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST, using a large touchscreen as support.
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), is poised to lead a shift in focus in climate change research from an emphasis on the scientific test of the role of human activity, already consolidated into strong evidence, to a focus on solutions to prepare society to adapt and mitigate the consequences of a warming planet, where knowledge is urgently needed. 
Exploring new technologies for a better understanding of animal movement​​ across the ocean​​
​Welcome to Enrichment in the Fall​
Prof. Carlos Duarte is the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Marine Science.​​