Aislinn Dunne

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student


Building 2, Level 2, Sea Side, 2204-WS23

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)


  • ​​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)​

Research Interests Keywords

Aquaculture Water quality Marine Ecology and Conservation Coastal Zone Management