Wang Liu

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Tracking the proportion and transport of isotope 13C in plankton such as some bacteria and phytoplankton at different depths (i.e., under different light and temperature conditions) based on the food web to infer their corresponding primary productivity, thereby understanding the effects of global warming and predicting climate change trends.

Selected Publications

  • A bibliometric analysis of remote sensing research hotspots on the South China Sea and its U-boundary 
    T. Danling, L. Wang, S. Guangjun, W Ying, W. Sufen
    Journal of Tropical Oceanography, Issue 3, 83-95, (2021)


  • 2018-2021: MSc., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 2014-2018: BSc., Hainan University, Hainan, China

Professional Profile

  • 2021 - present: Ph.D. Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • Lin Haoran Academician Scholarship, China, 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, China, 2018
  • Third Prize in the 3rd Chinese Undergraduate Life Science Innovation & Entrepreneurship competition, China, 2018 
  • First Prize in the 15th "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science & Technology Works Race, China, 2017
  • First Prize in the 3rd China Undergraduate ‘Internet Plus’ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition, China, 2017
  • National Encouragement Scholarship, China, 2015-2017

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Carbon flux Primary productivity Marine ecology Plankton Climate Change