Principal Investigator

Carlos M. Duarte

Distinguished Professor of Marine Science, Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Environment, Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Ecosystem ecology, Coastal ecology aquaculture, Carbon Dynamics, Seagrass Ecology

Research Scientists

Shannon Klein

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Climate Change, Coral Reefs, Marine Biology, Pollution, Acclimatization, Applied Statistics

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alexandra Steckbauer

Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Hypoxia, Deoxygenation, Acidification, Climate Change, Multi-stressor Experiments

Tahira Jamil

Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Data Visualization, Geospatial data analysis, Machine Learning, Statistical Analytics, Metagenomic Analysis.

PhD Students

Silvia Arossa

PhD Student

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Coral Reefs, Environmental pollution

Anastasiia Martynova

PhD Student

Research Interest: Plastic Pollution, Microplastics

Anieka Parry

PhD Student

Research Interest: Coral reef ecology, cnidarian symbioses, Applied Statistics, Animal Physiology, thermal performance, chemical ecology

Diego Elihú Rivera Rosas

PhD Student

Research Interest: Mangrove Ecology, Community and Landscape Ecology, Conservation and Restoration, Deep Sea, Anthropogenic Impacts

Eleonora Re

PhD Student

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Conservation biology, Restoration, Coral Reefs, Community ecology

Elisa Laiolo

PhD Student

Research Interest: Microbial ecology, Metagenomics, Benthic habitats, Extreme Habitats, Blue carbon

Jacqueline Alva

PhD Student

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Marine diversity, Conservation Strategies, Marine Protected Areas, Anthropogenic Impacts

Michelle-Nicole Havlik

PhD Student

Research Interest: Ocean bioacoustics, Marine Ecology, Anthropogenic noise, Sea Sounds

Sofia Frappi

PhD Student

Research Interest: Blue carbon, Elasmobranchs, eDNA, Megafauna, Population Genetics, Sharks, Marine Ecology

Taiba A. Alamoudi

PhD Student

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Aquaculture, Climate Change, Biosecurity

Masters Students

Hugo Mann

Masters Student

Research Interest: Blue carbon, Marine Ecology, Climate Change

Jessica Breavington

Masters Student

Research Interest: Blue carbon, Marine Protected Areas, Connectivity, Climate Change, Marine Conservation

Research Group Staff

Fadiyah Baalkhuyur

Research Specialist

Research Interest: Marine pollution, Microplastics

Mongi Ennasri

Laboratory Technician​

Research Interest: Analytical Chemistry, Marine Ecology, Environmental analysis

Jenn Thomson

Research Specialist

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Conservation, Ecosystem restoration, Microgravity analogues, Extreme environments, Oceans for spaceflight

Naira Pluma

Research Specialist

Research Interest: Marine Conservation, Marine Ecology, Coral reef restoration, Citizen Science, Biodiversity

Wajitha Jasmine Raja Mohamed Sait

Laboratory Technician

Research Interest: Molecular biology, Gene sequencing, Immunohistochemistry