Research Interests

​Ute is an experienced ecologist and GIS analyst. Ute is responsible for the GIS component of the Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research project within the Red Sea Research Center.​


Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., in Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman; 1998
  • M.Sc., in Biology, Kazan State University (former USSR), Department of Biology and Soil Science - Botany and Population Ecology, 1988

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-Present: GIS Specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007-2014: GIS Analyst/Ecologist, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana Natural Heritage Program, Spatial Analysis Lab, USA
  • 2002-2007: Research Associate, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Spatial Analysis Lab, USA
  • 1998-2002: Research Associate, Montana State University, Bozeman, Ecology Department, Landscape Biodiversity Lab, USA
  • 1998: GIS Specialist, Montana State University, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, USA
  • 1994-1998: Research Assistant, Montana State University, Geographic Information and Analysis Center, USA
  • 1996: Internship, ESRI Redlands, California, USA
  • 1994-1998: Teaching assistant, Montana State University, Department of Earth Sciences, USA
  • 1991-1993: Research Associate, State Office of Environmental Protection Sachsen-Anhalt, Department of Nature Conservation, Germany
  • 1988-1991: Research Associate, Institute of Landscape Research and Nature Conservation, Halle/S., former East Germany

KAUST Affiliations

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