Hugo Mann

Masters Students

Master student



Building 2, Level 2, 2204 - WS21


My research interests are marine ecology and the storage of carbon in benthic communities.  I am particularly interested in investigating how these are affected by the changing environment, and to this end I aim to locate sea grass meadows in the Red Sea and so improve understanding of how many of these there are, and where they are, and to analyze their rate of carbon uptake. I hope that I can provide improved understanding of blue carbon in the Red Sea which will help to inform policy at this pivotal moment in its development for commercial and tourism purposes.

Research Interest

Marine ecology, blue carbon, climate change


2021-Present: Marine Science Masters student, RSRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2016-2020 :Marine Science with Arctic Studies BSc (Hons) student, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban, Scotland

Professional Profile

2018-2019: Erasmus exchange, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Blue carbon Marine Ecology Climate Change