Danang Ambar Prabowo




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● Biodiversity and distribution of dinoflagellates in the Red Sea
● Taxonomy/systematics and molecular phylogeny of dinoflagellates in the Red Sea
● Harmful algal bloom (HAB) and toxic dinoflagellates in the Red Sea
● Vulnerability of Red Sea dinoflagellates to global change (e.g. UV-B radiation, ocean warming, etc.)

Research Interest

Marine Ecology, Global Change, Oceanography, Biogeochemistry, Phycology, Dinoflagellates Taxonomy & Systematics, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Toxic Dinoflagellates, Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB), Marine Biology

Selected Publications

  • D.A. Prabowo and S. Agusti. Free-living dinoflagellates of the central Red Sea, Saudi Arabia: Variability, new records and potentially harmful species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 141, 629-648, (2019)
  • D.APrabowo, M.M.R Shah, T. Horiguchi, S. Suda. Genetic diversity of Moestrupiaoblonga (Dinophyceae) from coastal areas of Okinawa Island, Japan . Marine Biodiversity, Volume 46, Issue 1, 197-209, (2016)
  • D.A. Prabowo, O. Hiraishi, S. Suda. Diversity of Crypthecodinium spp. (Dinophyceae) from Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Volume 21, 181-191, (2013)


  • Ph.D., Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, 2015
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, 2012
  • B.Sc., Marine Science and Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2016 - present: Postdoctoral fellow, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2015 - 2016: Research fellow, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan.
  • 2013 - 2014: Japan-South Africa research project - Evolution of Algae in the Indo-Pacific: A Japan-South Africa Comparison (Strategic International Research Cooperative Program) of Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency.
  • 2010 - 2015: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of the Ryukyus, Japan.

Scientific and Professional Membership

● International Phycological Society (IPS)
● International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA)
● Japanese Society of Phycology (Sorui)
● Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF)


  • University of the Ryukyus President Honorary Award 2015, Japan
  • Student Travel Award 2014, 16th ICHA, New Zealand
  • Monbukagak
  • usho (MEXT) Scholarship Awardee 2010-2015, Japan
  • Bayer Ecominds Award 2009, Indonesia-New Zealand
  • Indonesia Best Student Award 2007, Ministry of Education, Indonesia

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)