Xinyuan Yang

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Xinyuan's research interest is to identity and image the microbes in gills of crabs with different levels of terrestrialization, establish how microbes are transmitted in crab ontogenesis, and verify the functional role of the gill symbionts in relation to hypoxia and temperature stress.

Selected Publications

  • Effects of artificial reefs on the meiofaunal community and benthic environment-A case study in Bohai Sea, China 
    Yang, X., Lin, C., Song, X., Xu, M., & Yang, H.
    Marine pollution bulletin, 140, 179-187, (2019)


  • ​M.Sc., Marine Ecology, the Institut of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2016-2019
  • B.Sc., Ecology, Xiamen University, China, 2012-2016

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Ph.D., Marine Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


  • ​Graduate Student Merit Awards, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2018
  • National Scholarship, Xiamen University, China, 2014

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Microbial ecology Mangrove ecosystem microbiology