27 October, 2020

Cauliflower coral genome sequenced

The sequencing of the genome of the cauliflower coral, Pocillopora verrucosa, by an international team, provides a resource that scientists can use to study how corals have adapted to different environmental conditions.

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14 October, 2020

Triggerfish learns to catch more diverse food

Any Red Sea diver will have encountered colorful triggerfish along coral reefs, and some divers will have experienced the painful bite of their huge teeth if they get too close to their nesting grounds. Now, Ph.D. student Matthew Tietbohl and colleagues at KAUST report a peculiar feeding strategy by a titan triggerfish that highlights their innate ability to learn and adapt.

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14 October, 2020

How planting 70 million eelgrass seeds led to an ecosystem’s rapid recovery

In the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, scientists have observed an ecosystem from birth to full flowering. As part of a 20-plus-years project, researchers and volunteers spread more than 70 million eelgrass seeds over plots covering more than 200 hectares, just beyond the wide expanses of salt marsh off the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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08 October, 2020

Global census reveals reef shark status, need for improved conservation management

In the 1940s global audiences watched spellbound upon seeing first-time film footage of marine life by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, famed French naval officer, underwater filmmaker, and inventor of scuba gear. Cousteau's ocean scenes brought the mysteries of the deep to the public eye, and in so doing, increased knowledge of marine species and habitats, and transformed the field of marine conservation.

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23 November, 2017

M.Sc. thesis defense - Michael Weinzierl

TITLE: Physiological performance and thermal tolerance of major Red Sea macrophytes. ADVISOR: Professor Susana Agusti DATE: Sunday, November 26, 2017 TIME: 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: Auditorium 0215 (between buildings 2 & 3)

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20 November, 2017

PhD Proposal Defense - Tullia Terraneo

TITLE: An integrated approach to unravel taxonomic uncertainties in Porites ADVISOR: Michael Berumen DATE: Nov 23, Thursday TIME: 10 am LOCATION: Building 4, level 5, room 5209

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16 November, 2017

Prof. Carlos M. Duarte has been included in the "Highly Cited 2017" list

Prof. Carlos M. Duarte, Red Sea Research Center Director, has been included in the "Highly Cited 2017" list, which identified the the world's most impactful scientific researchers. Prof. Duarte has been included in all editions of the list to-date.

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04 November, 2017

RSRC Faculty and Business Manager completed a successful retreat to plan the next two years of the Center’s activities

Red Sea Research Faculty and Business Manager met for two days on a retreat to plan the future of the Center activities. The focus was to identify the potential, and supporting actions, to deliver broader societal benefits, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond, from the research conducted, as well as to enhance our contribution to translating this knowledge into economic development, job creation opportunities, and improved management of the Red Sea to reconcile development plans with healthy, vibrant marine ecosystems.

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05 November, 2017

KAUST Workshop on the Global Ocean Genome

The Global Ocean Genome workshop (October 29 - November 1, 2017)

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02 November, 2017

M.Sc. thesis defense - Alejandro Mejia Restrepo

RSRC Masters student Alejandro Restrepo's Ms thesis defense will be on the 2nd of November. You are all invited!

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02 November, 2017

M.Sc. thesis defense - Sara Wilson

RSRC Masters student Sara Wilson's Ms thesis defense will be on this Monday.

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02 November, 2017

M.Sc. thesis defense - Melissa Pappas

RSRC Masters student Melissa Pappas's thesis defense will be on Sunday, November 5. You are all invited!

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02 November, 2017

M.Sc. thesis defense - Emily Troyer

RSRC Masters student Emily Troyer's thesis defense will be on the 5th of November. You are all invited!

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02 November, 2017

M.Sc. thesis defense - Michael Wooster

RSRC Masters student Michael Wooster's Ms thesis defense will be on the 8th of November. You are all invited!

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14 October, 2017

Ph.D. student Sofya Mudrova wins best biology poster award

Our Ph.D. student Sofya Mudrova won the best poster award at the 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4) in Moscow, Russia. The congress was held at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) from August 18 to 23. The event, which was organized by the MSU faculty of biology, brought together members of the global scientific community to discuss and share ideas in the field of invertebrate morphology and to highlight modern achievements in the field of functional morphology and paleontology.

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10 October, 2017

Our Ph.D. student Zahra Al-Saffar wins first prize for best student poster at EMBS 2017

​Ph.D. student Zahra Alsaffar won first prize for her poster presentation at the 52nd European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) in Piran, Slovenia, held in late September.​

​​Al-Saffar is working towards a Ph.D. in marine science in the University's Red Sea Research Center (RSRC). Her research examines soft-sediment macrobenthic assemblages and explores patterns of variation in hyper-saline sub-tropical coastal lagoons. Soft-sediments, according to Al-Saffar, are one of the least studied habitats in the Red Sea environs.

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05 October, 2017

RSRC delighted at welcoming the delegation of colleagues from KAU

We are delighted at welcoming the delegation of colleagues from KAU on 5th of October

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01 October, 2017

KFUPM-KAUST Meeting on Collaborative Marine Science

KFUPM and KAUST join forces to deliver world-class research in marine science to advance our understanding on the ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea.

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12 September, 2017

Hypoxia in the Baltic Sea – Past, present and future: Don't miss Prof. Jacob Carstensen's talk on September 25th

TITLE: Hypoxia in the Baltic Sea – Past, present and future DATE: September 25, 2017 TIME: 3 - 4 p.m. LOCATION: Building 4 · Level 5 · Room 5209

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12 September, 2017

What Microbes Can Tell us? Don't miss Dr. Paraskevi Polymenakou's seminar on Wednesday

Marine Extreme Environments and Genomic Observatories: What Microbes Can Tell Us? Don't miss Dr. Paraskevi Polymenakou's seminar on this Wednesday.

DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 TIME: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. LOCATION: Building 2 · Level 5 · Room 5209

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