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 Interests

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


  • PhD, Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2021 - Present
  • M.Sc., Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2021
  • B.Sc., Marine Biology & Applied Chemistry, Griffith University, Qld, Australia, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 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 Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Coral reef ecology cnidarian symbioses Applied Statistics Animal Physiology thermal performance chemical ecology