Neus Garcias-Bonet, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interests

Dr. Garcias-Bonet's research focuses on the effect of climate change on coastal ecosystems and the role of the microbiome in their adaptation to environmental changes. To this end, she combines biogeochemistry, marine ecology, and microbial ecology fields.

Selected Publications

  • Host‐association as major driver of microbiome structure and composition in Red Sea seagrass ecosystems
    N. Garcias‐Bonet, V.M. Eguíluz, R. Díaz‐Rúa, C.M. Duarte
    Environmental Microbiology 00(00), (2020)
  • Carbon and Nitrogen Concentrations, Stocks, and Isotopic Compositions in Red Sea Seagrass and Mangrove Sediments
    N. Garcias-Bonet, A. Delgado-Huertas, P. Carrillo-de-Albornoz, A. Anton, H. Almahasheer, N...
    Front. Mar. Sci., 6:267, (2019)
  • Warming effect on nitrogen fixation in Mediterranean macrophyte sediments
    N. Garcias-Bonet, R. Vaquer-Sunyer, C.M. Duarte, N. Marbà
    Biogeosciences, 16, pp. 167-175, (2019)
  • Thermal dependence of seagrass ecosystem metabolism in the Red Sea
    C. Burkholz, C.M. Duarte, N. Garcias-Bonet
    MEPS 614:79-80, (2019)
  • High denitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation contributes to net nitrogen loss in a seagrass ecosystem in t...
    N.Garcias-Bonet, M. Fusi, M. Ali, D.R. Shaw, P.E. Saikaly, D. Daffonchio, C.M. Duarte
    Biogeosciences, 15, pp. 7333-7346, (2018)
  • Carbon dioxide and methane fluxes at the air–sea interface of Red Sea mangroves
    Mallory A. Sea, Neus Garcias-Bonet, Vincent Saderne, and Carlos M. Duarte
    Biogeosciences, 15, pp. 5365-5375, (2018)
  • Methane Production by Seagrass Ecosystems in the Red Sea
    N. Garcias-Bonet and C.M. Duarte
    Front. Mar. Sci., 4:340, (2017)
  • Long-range transport of airborne microbes over the global tropical and subtropical ocean
    Eva Mayol, Jesús M Arrieta, Maria A Jiménez, Adrián Martínez-Asensio, Neus Garcias-Bonet, ...
    Nature Communications 8, article number 201, (2017)
  • Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in Mediterranean seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) roots
    N. Garcias-Bonet, J.M. Arrieta, C.M. Duarte, N. Marba
    Aquatic Botany, volume 131, pp. 57-60, (2016)
  • Endophytic bacterial community of a Mediterranean marine angiosperm (Posidonia oceanica)
    N. Garcias-Bonet, J.M. Arrieta, C.N. de Santana, C.M. Duarte and N. Marbà N.
    Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology 3: 342, (2012)


  • ​Ph.D., Biology, University of Balearic Islands, Spain, 2012
  • B.Sc., Biology, University of Balearic Islands, Spain, 2003

Professional Profile

  • ​2020: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Balearic Islands and Spanish National Research Council, Mallorca, Spain
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2014: Research staff, Spanish National Research Council, Mallorca, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Microbial ecology Host-associated Microbiomes Blue Carbon Ecosystems Climate Change Climate changes