Research Interests

​I study the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on the dynamics of marine communities. My work contributes to our understanding of the effects of global warming, invasive species and pollution on coastal ecosystems. Currently, I am exploring community metabolism on coral reefs in the Red Sea.​

Education Profile


  • ​Ph.D​., Ecology, University of North Carolina, USA, 2013​


KAUST Affiliations

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