Aislinn Dunne

PhD Students


Research Interests

I am interested in marine ecosystem functions in order to understand how humans impact and benefit from the sea. I am currently studying biological and oceanographic connectivity between coastal habitats (seagrass, seaweed, mangroves, and coral reefs) in the Red Sea. My aim is to learn more about how these ecosystems interact with each other in order to inform marine spatial planning and management policies.

Selected Publications

  • Adsorption and desorption of arsenate on sandy sediments from contaminated and uncontaminated saturated zones: Kinetic and equilibrium modeling            S. Hafeznezami, A.G. Zimmer-Faust, A. Dunne, T. Tran, C. Yang, J.R. Lam, M.D. Reynolds, J.A. Davis, J.A. Jay Environmental Pollution, 215, 290-301, (2016)

Professional Profile

  • 2017: MS Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: VSRP Research Intern, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology nutrient cycling habitat connectivity