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)

Research Interests Keywords

Coral reef ecology physiology thermal performance cnidarian symbioses chemical ecology Applied Statistics