Michelle-Nicole Havlik

PhD Students

PhD Student



Building 2, Level 2, 2204- WS15


Researching bioacoustics of Red Sea coral reefs and the effects of anthropogenic noise.

Research Interests

Ocean bioacoustics, marine ecology, anthropogenic noise

Selected Publications

  •   The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean. C.M. Duarte, L. Chapuis, S.P. Collin, R.P. Devassy, V.M. Eguiluz, C. Erbe, T. A. Gordon, B.S. Halpern, H.R. Harding, M.N. Havlik, M. Meekan, N.D. Merchant, J.L. Miksis-Olds, M. Parsons, M. Predragovic, A.N. Radford, C.A. Radford, S.D. Simpson, H. Slabbekoorn, E. Staaterman, I. C. Van Opzeeland, J. Winderen, X. Zhang, F. Juanes, Science, (371), 6529, (2020)
  •   A systematic literature assessment on the effects of human altered soundscapes on marine life [Dataset]. H. R. Harding, T. A. C. Gordon, M. N. Havlik, M. Predragovic, R. P. Devassy, A. N. Radford, S. D. Simpson, C. M. Duarte, Zenodo, (2020)


  • PhD, RSRC Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2021 - Present
  • M.Sc., Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2021
  • Bachelor (Hons) in Marine Biology, Investigating osmotrophic uptake of DMSP by Antarctic phytoplankton, University of Technology Sydney, 2018
  • B.Sc., Marine Biology & Ba. Of Arts in International Studies, University of Technology Sydney, 2016

Professional Profile

  • 2018: Participant in the Visiting Student Research Program, RSRC, KAUST, PI: Carlos Duarte

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Ocean bioacoustics Marine Ecology Anthropogenic noise Sea Sounds