Vincent Saderne

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-doctoral Fellow



Building 2 (Ibn Al Haytham) West, Level 3, Room 3216-WS10


My research focuses on the inorganic carbon interactions (in the water column) between metabolic processes of calcification, respiration and photosynthesis in benthic nearshore habitats of temperate (seagrass / seaweed meadows, bivalve reefs) and sub-tropical areas (mangrove, seagrass lagoons, coral reefs) in a context global change and ocean acidification.  

Research Interests

Benthic Ecology, Carbonate Chemistry, Biogeosciences

Selected Publications

  •   Differential responses of calcifying and non-calcifying epibionts of a brown macroalga to present-day and future upwelling pCO2, V. Saderne, M. Wahl, 9, (2013)
  •   Extreme variations of pCO2 and pH in a Baltic macrophyte meadow in summer: the effects of photosynthesis and upwelling, V. Saderne, P. Fietzek, P. M. J. Herman, PloS ONE, 8, e70455, (2013)
  •   FOCE systems: present status and future developments, P. Brewer, W. Kirkwood, J. Barry, E. Cox, F. Gazeau, L. Hansson, I. Hendriks, D.I. Kline, P. Mahacek, M. Marker, S. Martin, P. McElhany P., J. Reeve, D. Roberts, V. Saderne, K. Tait, S. Widdicombe, J.-P. Gattuso, Biogeoscience, 11, 4057-4075, (2014)
  •   How good are we at assessing ocean acidification impact in coastal systems? Limitations, omissions and strengths of commonly used experimental approaches with an emphasis on the neglected role of fluctuations, M. Wahl, V. Saderne, Y. Sawall, Marine and Freshwater Research, (2015)


  • Ph.D., Marine Ecology and Biogeosciences, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany, 2012
  • M.Sc., Oceanography and Marine Environments, Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI, France, 2008
  • B.Sc., University of Sciences and Technologies Bordeaux I, Organismal Biology, France, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2016 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014: Data analyst, State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (LLUR), Kiel, Germany
  • 2013 - 2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2009 - 2012: Ph.D. student, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany and NIOZ Royal Institute for Sea Research, Yerseke, Netherlands

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of the Integrated Marine Postdoc Network at Kiel Excellence Cluster “Future Ocean” (Germany)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Benthic ecology Biogeosciences Carbonate Chemistry