Research Interests

​My research focuses on the inorganic carbon interactions (in the water column) between metabolic processes of calcification, respiration and photosynthesis in benthic nearshore habitats of temperate (seagrass / seaweed meadows, bivalve reefs) and sub-tropical areas (mangrove, seagrass lagoons, coral reefs) in a context global change and ocean acidification.  


Selected Publications

  • Differential responses of calcifying and non-calcifying epibionts of a brown macroalga to present-day and future up...
    V. Saderne, M. Wahl
    PloS ONE, 8, e62689, (2013)
  • Extreme variations of pCO2 and pH in a Baltic macrophyte meadow in summer: the effects of photosynthesis and upwell...
    V. Saderne, P. Fietzek, P. M. J. Herman
    PloS ONE, 8, e70455, (2013)
  • FOCE systems: present status and future developments.
    P. Brewer, W. Kirkwood, J. Barry, E. Cox, F. Gazeau, L. Hansson, I. Hendriks, D.I. Kline, ...
    Biogeoscience, 11, 4057-4075, (2014)
  • How good are we at assessing ocean acidification impact in coastal systems? Limitations, omissions and strengths of...
    M. Wahl, V. Saderne, Y. Sawall
    Marine and Freshwater Research, (2015)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Marine Ecology and Biogeosciences, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany, 2012
  • M.Sc., Oceanography and Marine Environments, Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI, France, 2008 
  • B.Sc., University of Sciences and Technologies Bordeaux I, Organismal Biology, France, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2016- : Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014: Data analyst, State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (LLUR), Kiel, Germany.
  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.
  • 2009-2012: Ph.D. student, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany and NIOZ Royal Institute for Sea Research, Yerseke, Netherlands.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Member of the Integrated Marine Postdoc Network at Kiel Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean" (Germany).

KAUST Affiliations

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