Alex Kattan

Research Staff

​Research Specialist

Research Interests

​Marine conservation, Coral reef ecology, Movement ecology, Climate change, Marine protected areas, Citizen science

Selected Publications

  • Fishes and Connectivity of Red Sea Coral Reefs 
    M.L. Berumen, M.B. Roberts, T.H. Sinclair-Taylor, J.D. DiBattista, P. Saenz-Agudelo, S. Is...
    In book: Coral Reefs of the Red Sea, (2019)
  • Reef fish communities in the central Red Sea show evidence of asymmetrical fishing pressure 
    A. Kattan, D.J. Coker, M.L. Berumen
    Marine Biodiversity, (2017)
  • Repeated observations of cetaceans and carcharhiniformes associations in the Red Sea 
    T. Röthing, J.L.Y. Spaet, A. Kattan, I.K. Shulz, M. Roberts, A. Roik, C.R. Voolstra
    Marine Biodiversity, (2016)


  • ​M.Sc., Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2014
  • B.Sc., Natural Resource Conservation, University of Florida, 2012
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 2012

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine conservation Coral reef ecology Movement ecology Climate Change Marine protected areas Citizen science