25 April, 2021Prof. Duarte named Extreme E scientific committee member
Extreme E has expanded its Scientific Committee with the appointment of KAUST Distinguished Professor of Marine Science Carlos Duarte, one of the world's leading minds on marine ecosystems. His appointment comes in advance of Extreme E's opening race in Saudi Arabia as the series strengthens its commitment to raise awareness for the climate issues facing the locations in which it races.
25 August, 2020Prof. Carlos Duarte on COVID-19 ecosystem rebound
Following a call by President Tony Chan for KAUST PIs to contribute through their research capabilities to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts coordinated by Donal Bradley, KAUST vice president for research, and Pierre Magistretti, KAUST dean of the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering division, mobilized a group of faculty to form the Rapid Research Response Team (R3T).
20 May, 2020These vast hidden forests under the sea could help save Earth
“There is no silver bullet for solving climate change—there’s no single solution that is going to meet the targets laid out by the Paris Agreement. So we need to stack a number of solutions. And each of them will have a contribution toward the goal,” says Professor Carlos Duarte.
07 April, 2020Marine life can be rebuilt by 2050
An international study recently published in the journal Nature that was led by KAUST Professors of Marine Science Carlos Duarte and Susana Agustí lays out the roadmap of actions required for the planet's marine life to recover to full abundance by 2050.
The project brings together the world's leading marine scientists working across four continents, in 10 countries and from 16 universities, including KAUST, Aarhus University, MIT, Colorado State University, Boston University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Sorbonne Université, James Cook University, The University of Queensland, Dalhousie University and the University of York.
10 February, 2020Professor Carlos M. Duarte receives award for research in ecology and conservation
On February 4, the University announced that Carlos M. Duarte, KAUST professor of marine science and the Tarek Ahmed Juffali research chair in Red Sea ecology, received a Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Ecology and Conservation Biology from BBVA Foundation in Spain.
30 January, 2019Tarek Ahmed Juffali Workshop: The Ocean Soundscape Of The Anthropocene
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
30 April, 2017Marine Invasive Species Workshop
“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.
21 April, 2016Professor Carlos M. Duarte wins EGU medal
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.
01 April, 2016PhD candidate Hanan Almahasheer won the second place for a poster award
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).
15 March, 2016Tarek Ahmed Juffali Workshop “Tropical marine ecosystems in a high-CO2 world”
“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
22 January, 2016Workshops for RSRC students and early career scientists: Professional Development workshop for RSRC M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
Professional Development workshop for RSRC M.Sc. and Ph.D. students (visiting students and interns welcomed!)
07 January, 2016Global Change in Marine Ecosystems: Implications for Semi-enclosed Arabian Seas
Prof. Carlos M. Duarte delivered the opening keynote speech at the Qatar University Life Science Symposium on “Global changes: The Arabian Gulf Ecosystem“
07 December, 2015Prof. Carlos M. Duarte presented at COP21 as part of the KAUST delegation at the GCC
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.
07 December, 2015Prof. Carlos M. Duarte leads research topics launched, for the first time in a coordinated manner across a range of journals
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.