Research Interests

​I am interested in how human activities affect the ecological functioning of marine ecosystems. At KAUST, I am studying the effects of offshore aquaculture on the water quality of the Red Sea, particularly how inputs of organic matter from aquaculture facilities might impact oxygen concentrations in the Red Sea.​


Selected Publications

  • Adsorption and desorption of arsenate on sandy sediments from contaminated and uncontaminated saturated zones: Kine...
    S. Hafeznezami, A.G. Zimmer-Faust, A. Dunne, T. Tran, C. Yang, J.R. Lam, M.D. Reynolds, J....
    Environmental Pollution, 215, 290-301, (2016)

Education Profile

  • ​​B.Sc., Ecology, behavior, and evolution, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA, 2015 ​​


Professional Profile

  • 2017: MS Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: VSRP Research Intern, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​

KAUST Affiliations

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