07 March, 2022Deep dive to observe Red Sea coral spawning
Our planet is currently facing a coral reef crisis, with the threat of global warming looming. However, a team of KAUST researcher scientists including Sebastian Schmidt-Roach and Dr. Shannon Klein, are exploring an immense source of hope in the form of mesophotic reefs.
06 March, 2022World Ocean Forum
On the 4th March, Carlos Duarte presented at the World Ocean Forum.
22 February, 2022The Red Sea Decade Expedition begins!
Why we have been a bit MIA...
To follow along with updates from official channels by OceanX over the coming months, search 'OceanX' on Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. All images on this article were from Twitter, shared with permission from Dr Mohammed Qurban, National Centre of Wildlife.
21 February, 2022Cell cultures not as stable as you'd think
Cell processes and research reproducibility may be significantly impacted by changes in batch cultures as cells grow. More monitoring and improved procedures are needed. From an article taken from KAUST Discovery about TAJRC Research Scientist Dr Shannon Klein and colleagues.
18 January, 2022The unexpected underwater plant fighting climate change
Once considered the ugly duckling of environmental conservation, seagrass is emerging as a powerful tool for climate action. From drawing down carbon to filtering plastic pollution, marine scientist Carlos M. Duarte details the incredible things this oceanic hero does for our planet -- and shows ingenious ways he and his team are protecting and rebuilding marine life.
18 January, 2022A menu of mangroves
A memorable experience with a menu inviting us to eat the Red Sea by 3* Chef Angel Leon; the first time ever that mangroves have been eaten by humans!
27 December, 2021@carlosduartephd
We have now started an instagram account for Prof. Duarte! Search @carlosduartephd to follow along.
27 December, 2021TAJRC "Landmark paper" ranked number 1 in cytogenetic research for 2021
"This ground-breaking review made our list because it calls for a widespread and permanent change in how routine cell culture is done: with careful attention to environmental controls for better scientific reproducibility. Please read and absorb every word of this landmark paper. We couldn’t agree more." - BioSpherix, 2021
08 December, 2021Complex modelling for coral reefs workshop
From the 3rd - 9th December, a group of physicists learnt about complex modelling for applications for coral reef ecosystems - and even joined the lab on a snorkel trip!
03 December, 2021Beneath The Waves... (literally!) with sharks, seagrass and sediments
EXPEDITION ALERT! A collaboration between BTWaves and TAJRC to visit Exuma Sounds, Bahamas, for some seagrass, sediment and shark science!
30 November, 2021Whales, corals, and jellyfish at Open Week
On the 30th November, TAJRC PhD students presented their research as part of 'Environment' day in KAUST's Research Open Week 2021.
29 November, 2021Filming mangrove science with Nat Geo
On the 25th and 26th of November, a few members of the TAJRC lab were filmed by National Geographic concerning their mangrove research.
17 November, 2021Reaching 'Highly Cited' - twice
Carlos Duarte is recognized as a 'Web of Science' Highly Cited Researcher 2021, in two categories: Environment and Ecology, and Plant and Animals Science.
16 November, 2021To COP26 and back again
In early November, Professor Carlos Duarte participated in several different engagements surrounding COP26: the unveiling of a new car with Extreme E, announcing a UK Blue Carbon project with the Blue Marine Foundation; and discussing seaweed at the UN SDG Pavillion.
14 November, 2021Graduate student Taiba Alamoudi represented KAUST during a marine protection workshop at the Youth Green Summit
The Youth Green Summit is a series of workshops that brings together environmental advocates, scientists, and policy makers. Their aim: to instigate climate action using the Saudi Green Initiative targets (reducing emissions, greening Saudi, and protecting biomes).
13 November, 2021Marine biologist Carlos Duarte: global no. 1
KAUST shows itself as a global leader in the field of marine biology, as Distinguished Professor Carlos Duarte is ranked number one in the world by SCOPUS.
27 October, 2021Distinguished Professor Carlos M. Duarte has been appointed Academic with the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences
Distinguished Professor Carlos M. Duarte has been appointed Academic with the Spanish Royal Academy of Science for his seminal contributions to further understanding marine ecosystems and their responses to global change.
29 September, 2021Prof. Carlos Duarte has been honored with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award organized by Fundación BBVA in Spain
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology has gone in this twelfth edition to marine biologists Carlos Duarte, Terence Hughes, and Daniel Pauly for “their seminal contributions to our understanding of the world’s oceans, and their efforts to protect and conserve marine biodiversity and oceanic ecosystem services in a rapidly changing world,” in the words of the award citation.