Michael Weinzierl

Masters Students


Research Interest

My research has enveloped the effects of changing water chemistry and temperatures on geochemical, isotopic and metabolic signatures in the context of past, present and future climate change. At KAUST, my work focuses on carbonate chemistry and its relationship with biological processes, particularly seagrasses.

Selected Publications

  • Collection Methods and Descriptions of Coral Cores Extracted from Massive Corals in Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, U.S.A.
    M. Weinzierl, C. Reich, T. Hickey, L. Bartlett, I. Kuffner
    Open File Report, pubs.er.usgs.gov (2016)


  • ​B.A. Geology with concentrations in Biology and Spanish, Hamilton College, New York, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2015-2016: Researcher 1, United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg FL
  • 2014: Flats Ecology Intern, Cape Eleuthera Institute, Eleuthera, Bahamas
  • 2013: Applied Materials/ Seal Group Intern, Parker Hannifin, Cleveland, OH

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Climate Change Geochemistry Warm-water Carbonates