Felix Ivo Roßbach





Building 2 (Ibn Al Haytham) West, Level 2, Office: 2204-WS25


​Felix Roßbachs main research interest focuses on benthic marine ecology especially on climate change impacts on benthic communities. His previous work focused on light acclimation in macro algae and technical approaches for subaqueous assessment of coral growth.

His research in KAUST will focus on Air-Sea CO2 fluxes above coral reefs and sea grass beds.

Selected Publications

  •   In situ growth evaluation of scleractinian corals using underwater photography and 3D modeling applications, Roßbach, F.; Laudien, J., YouMaRes, Bremen, Germany 16-18.09 (Poster, 2015)​​


  • M.Sc., Marine ecology, University of Rostock, Germany, 2012
  • B.Sc., Biology, JLU, Giessen, Germany, 2009​

Professional Profile

  • 2015 - 2016: Assistant trainer for scientific diving, CAU, Kiel, Germany
  • 2012 - 2016: Course director & scientific diver, IfMB, Giglio, Italy
  • 2010 - 2013: Student employee, TI, Hamburg, Germany

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Centre (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes Benthic habitats Climate Change Macro algae