Research Interests

​The aim of my research is to contribute to the study and characterization of planktonic populations in the oceans in the context of Climate Change. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the effects of environmental stressors as increased temperatures and increased pCO2 on phytoplankton organisms and populations. My work is focused too in the study of the possible alterations in the incorporation of silica to the valves of diatoms, a key process for these valuable microorganisms.


Selected Publications

  • Experimental assessment of temperature thresholds for arctic phytoplankton communities
    A. Coello-Camba, S. Agustí, D. Vaqué, J. Holding, J.M. Arrieta, P. Wassmann, C.M. Duarte
    Estuaries and Coasts, 38, 3, 873-885, (2015)
  • Interactive effect of temperature and CO2 increase in Arctic phytoplankton
    A. Coello-Camba, S. Agustí, J.M. Holding, J.M. Arrieta, C.M. Duarte
    Frontiers in Marine Science, 1, 49, (2014)
  • Experimentally determined temperature thresholds for Arctic plankton community metabolism
    J.M. Holding, C.M. Duarte, J.M. Arrieta, R. Vaquer-Sunyer, A. Coello-Camba, P. Wassmann, S...
    Biogeosciences, 10, 357-370, (2013)
  • Tipping elements in the Arctic marine ecosystem
    C.M. Duarte, S. Agustí, P. Wassmann, J.M. Arrieta, M. Alcaraz, A. Coello-Camba, N. Marbà, ...
    Ambio, 41,1, 44-55, (2012)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Climate Change, UIMP, Spain, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

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