Irene A. Salinas Akhmadeeva

Alumni and Former Staff

Master Student

Research Interests

Irene is interested in researching interactions between human and marine ecosystems. She intends to use novel scientific approaches to understand the changes reefs systems are undergoing due to global change, aiming to apply this in management and conservation.


  • ​B.Sc., Environmental Sciences (Management of Socioecological Systems), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Morelia, Mexico, 2018
  • Special Student, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), La Paz, México, 2017

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: M.Sc., KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: Monitoring technician, Sociedad de Historia Natural, Niparajá A.C., La Paz, México
  • 2017–2018: Project technician at the Cabo Pulmo National Park, La Paz, México
  • 2017-2018: Undergraduate Thesis Student, Reef Systems Lab, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), La Paz, México

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Restoration Network (RED PTO)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​​Reef and Fish Ecology MPAs Restoration Socio-ecological Systems