Paloma Carrillo de Albornoz Nuño

Research Group Staff

Research Technician​



Building 2 (Ibn Al Haytham) West, Level 3, Room 3216 WS15


The Technician Paloma Carrillo de Albornoz research focuses on understanding the impacts of global change in marine ecosystems. Her research interest involves the metabolic and elemental budgets of marine ecosystems. She has long experience working in lab using different techniques and operation of lab instruments as: TOC (Total Organic Carbon) Analyzers, PP Systems: EGM-4: Environmental Gas Monitor, Spectrophotometric seawater pH measurement, Trilogy Laboratory Fluorometer, Niskin bottles, Phytoplankton nets, sea-water incubators, etc. She has long time of experience planning and managing Research Cruises, acidification experiments conducted in laboratory and research vessels (including Arctic 
experiments). In addition she has participated in the Project management of six R+I+D projects.

Research Interests

Marine Ecology, Global Change, Oceanography, Biogeochemistry

Selected Publications

  • Ultraviolet radiation enhances Arctic net plankton community production. Garcia- Corral, L. S., S. Agustí, A. Regaudie-de-Gioux, F. Iuculano, P. Carrillo-de-Albornoz, P. Wassmann and C. M. Duarte. Geophysical Research Letters. 41 (16): 5960-5967, (2014)


  • ​M.Sc. Shellfish biology, fisheries and culture.
School of Ocean Science. University of Wales, Bangor UK, 2002-20
  • B. Sc. Marine Sciences Universidad de Vigo. Spain. 2001
  • B. Sc. Biology Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. 1999 

Professional Profile

  • 2015 - Present: Research Technician, Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 2007 - 2014: Research Technician, IMEDEA, Spanish National Research Council, Mallorca, Spain
  • 2007: Technical specialist, CETMAR (Technology Center of the Sea), Vigo, Spain
  • 2006: Specialized Technician, INDUROT (Institute of Natural Resources and Territorial Planning), University of Oviedo, Mieres, Spain (2006).
  • 2005 - 2006: Specialized Technician, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Vigo, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology Ecosystem budgets Total Organic Carbon Global Change Biogeochemistry