Megan Nolan

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Megan is interested in spatial modelling on coral reefs, and has previously used species distribution models to inform reef conservation and coral restoration. During her PhD, she will use similar models, along with hydrography surveys, to understand more about the mesophotic reefs of the Red Sea, an area which been understudied so far.


  • MSc., (by Research) Marine ecology; University of Leeds, 2019
  • BSc., (Hons) Biological Sciences (Animal Biology); University of Exeter, 2018
  • Study Abroad; University of Queensland (2016-2017)

Professional Profile

  • ​2020: VSRP, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​British Ecological Society

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Benthic Ecology Mesophotic reefs Spatial modelling