Victoria Golding

Alumni and Former Staff

Master Student

Research Interests

​Victoria is interested in thermal tolerance, adaptation, and acclimation in corals under environmental changes. Currently, this research focuses on the Red Sea coral Acropora hemprichii. She hopes to understand how this coral may pass on thermal tolerance to its offspring, and if this can be applied to other corals around the world to increase thermal tolerance in the face of global warming and rising sea temperatures.


  • ​B.Sc. (Hons), Marine Science with Arctic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands, Oban, Scotland, 2019

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Masters student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Coral reefs Thermal tolerance in corals Ecological genomics Anthropogenic effects Adaptation