Marcelle Barreto

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

For my Ph.D. project, I study differences in thermotolerance in Porites lobata from different populations in the Red Sea, and how to apply assisted evolution methods to increase coral reef resilience to environmental change. 

Selected Publications

  • Assessing the effects of iron enrichment across holobiont compartments reveals reduced microbial nitrogen fixation ... 
    N. Rädecker, C. Pogoreutz, M. Ziegler, A. Ashok, M.M. Barreto, V. Chaidez, C.G.B. Grupstra...
    Ecology Evolution, (2017)


  • M.Sc. Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Ghent university and Pierre et Marie curie ​
  • B.Sc. Biological/Environmental Sciences, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brasil

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Coral reef ecology Assisted evolution Ecological genomics Climate Change