Lucia Mercedes Rodriguez Bravo

Research Staff

Research Specialist

Research Interests

Lucia is interested in the ecology of coastal ecosystems faced with anthropogenic changes.

Selected Publications

  • Rapid ecosystem-scale consequences of acute deoxygenation on a Caribbean coral reef
    MD Johnson, JS Scott, M Leray, N Lucey, LM Rodriguez Bravo, W Wied, AH Altieri. 
    Nature Communications, (2021)
  • Environmental legacy effects and acclimatization of a crustose coralline alga to ocean acidification
    MD Johnson, LMR Bravo, N Lucey, AH Altieri
    Climate Change Ecology, (2021)
  • pH variability exacerbates effects of ocean acidification on a Caribbean crustose coralline alga
    MD Johnson, LM Rodriguez Bravo, SE O’Connor, NF Varley, AH Altieri
    Frontiers in Marine Science, (2019)
  • Shallow-water hypoxia and mass mortality on a Caribbean coral reef
    MD Johnson, LM Rodriguez, AH Altieri
    Bulletin of Marine Science, (2018)


  • M.Sc. in Coastal Oceanography, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC), 2019-2021
  • B.Sc. in Marine Biology, University of California San Diego (UCSD), 2011-2015

Professional Profile

  • 2022-Present: Research Specialist, RSRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2019: Field Technician, STRI, Bocas del Toro, Panama

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Global change biology Climate Change Marine introduced species Phycology