Alexandra Kler Lago

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Technician

Research Interests

Alexandra is interested in the ecology and resilience of tropical coral reefs, as well as their human dimensions and potential for blue growth. She is also keen on learning and collaborating to advance new marine technologies for monitoring and restoring coastal ecosystems in the context of blue carbon.

Selected Publications

  • El-Khaled, Y.C.; Kler Lago, A.; Mezger, S.D.;Wild, C. Comparative Evaluation of FreeWeb Tools ImageJ and Photopea for the Surface Area Quantification of Planar Substrates and Organisms. Diversity 2022, 14, 272.


  • M.Sc. in Marine Biology, University of Bremen, Germany (in completion)
  • B.Sc. in Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia

Professional Profile

  • Research assistant, 2020-2021, Alfred Wegener Institute of Marine and Polar Research, Germany
  • Research assistant, 2020, Leibniz Centre of Tropical Marine Research, Germany 
  • Marine Biologist, 2019, Direction of Galapagos National Park, Ecuador 
  • Field Biologist, 2018, Projeto TAMAR, Brazil
  • Marine Scientist and Volunteer Coordinator, 2018, Underwater Africa, Mozambique

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Coral reef ecology Coral reef restoration Coral assisted-evolution Reef fisheries Bentho-pelagic processes Marine spatial management Blue carbon Blue growth