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.  


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

  • 2019-Present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2019: 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)