Research Interests

​Characterize the zooplankton and phytoplankton assemblages in Red Sea habitats (coastal lagoons, reef areas and coastal waters). Population structure of zooplankton communities. Associate biological patterns (plankton and macrofaunal assemblages) to environmental conditions in the Red Sea (high temperature, high salinity and low nutrients).


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Marine Biology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 2012
  • M.Sc., Coastal and Ocean Sciences, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 2001
  • B.Sc., Biology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 1998

Professional Profile

  • ​2013-present: Research technician, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2013: Research Technician, IPMA, Olhão, Portugal
  • 2007-2012: PhD scholarship, IPMA, Olhão, Portugal and University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2003-2007: Research Technician, IPMA, Olhão, Portugal
  • 2002-2003: Research Technician, IMAR, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

KAUST Affiliations

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