Vincent Saderne

Research Scientists

Research Scientist​



My research focuses on the inorganic carbon interactions (in the water column) between metabolic processes of calcification, respiration and photosynthesis in benthic nearshore habitats of temperate (seagrass / seaweed meadows, bivalve reefs) and sub-tropical areas (mangrove, seagrass lagoons, coral reefs) in a context global change and ocean acidification.  

Selected Publications

  • How good are we at assessing ocean acidification impact in coastal systems? Limitations, omissions and strengths of... 
    M. Wahl, V. Saderne, Y. Sawall
    Marine and Freshwater Research, (2015)
  • FOCE systems: present status and future developments 
    P. Brewer, W. Kirkwood, J. Barry, E. Cox, F. Gazeau, L. Hansson, I. Hendriks, D.I. Kline, ...
    Biogeoscience, 11, 4057-4075, (2014)
  • Extreme variations of pCO2 and pH in a Baltic macrophyte meadow in summer: the effects of photosynthesis and upwell... 
    V. Saderne, P. Fietzek, P. M. J. Herman
    PloS ONE, 8, e70455, (2013)
  • Differential responses of calcifying and non-calcifying epibionts of a brown macroalga to present-day and future up... 
    V. Saderne, M. Wahl
    PLOS ONE 8(7), (2013)


  • Ph.D., Marine Ecology and Biogeosciences, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany, 2012
  • M.Sc., Oceanography and Marine Environments, Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI, France, 2008 
  • B.Sc., University of Sciences and Technologies Bordeaux I, Organismal Biology, France, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014: Data analyst, State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (LLUR), Kiel, Germany.
  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.
  • 2009-2012: Ph.D. student, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany and NIOZ Royal Institute for Sea Research, Yerseke, Netherlands.

Scientific and Professional Membership

Member of the Integrated Marine Postdoc Network at Kiel Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean" (Germany).

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Benthic Ecology Carbonate chemistry Biogeosciences