Biological Oceanography Lab
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Alexandra Coello-Camba

Research Group Staff
Research Specialist


The aim of my research is to contribute to the study and characterization of planktonic populations in the oceans in the context of Climate Change. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the effects of environmental stressors as increased temperatures and increased pCO2 on phytoplankton organisms and populations. My work is focused too in the study of the possible alterations in the incorporation of silica to the valves of diatoms, a key process for these valuable microorganisms.

Research Interests

Marine Ecology, Global Change, Oceanography, Biogeochemistry

Selected Publications

Coello-Camba, S. Agustí, D. Vaqué, J. Holding, J.M. Arrieta, P.  Wassmann, C.M. Duarte. Experimental assessment of temperature thresholds for arctic phytoplankton communities. Estuaries and Coasts, 38, 3, 873-885, (2015)

A. Coello-Camba, S. Agustí, J.M. Holding, J.M. Arrieta, C.M. Duarte. Interactive effect of temperature and CO2 increase in Arctic phytoplankton. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1, 49, (2014)
J.M. Holding, C.M. Duarte, J.M. Arrieta, R. Vaquer-Sunyer, A. Coello-Camba, P. Wassmann, S. Agustí. Experimentally determined temperature thresholds for Arctic plankton community metabolism. Biogeosciences, 10, 357-370, (2013)

C.M. Duarte, S. Agustí, P. Wassmann, J.M. Arrieta, M. Alcaraz, A. Coello-Camba, N. Marbà, I.E. Hendriks, J.M. Holding, I.  García-Zarandona, E. Kritzberg, D. Vaqué. Tipping elements in the Arctic marine ecosystem.  Ambio,  41,1, 44-55, (2012)


Ph.D., Climate Change, UIMP, Spain, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)