Anieka Parry

PhD Students

PhD student



Building 2, Level 2, 2206-WS16


I am a PhD student in the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair for Red Sea Ecology lab.  I first came to KAUST in 2019, after finishing my bachelor’s degree for an internship investigating the effects of environmental stressors on Cassiopea sp. polyps.

After completion of my internship I decided to stay at KAUST and pursue a Master of Marine Science.  The subject of my thesis was the role of oxygen in the thermal tolerance of Red Sea corals.

I finished my Master’s degree at the beginning of 2021 and look forward to continuing my research in the lab as a PhD student.

Research Interest

Coral reef ecology, physiology, thermal performance, cnidarian symbioses, chemical ecology and applied statistics.


Ph.D. Student, Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2021-present

M.Sc Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2019-2021

B.Sc, Marine Biology & Applied Chemistry, Griffith University, Qld, Australia, 2013-2018

Professional Profile

2021-present Ph.D Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2019, Visiting Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2017-2019, Teaching Assistant (Statistics), Griffith University, Qld, Australia

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC), Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)