Isabel Armelles Vicent

PhD Students

PhD Student



Building 2, Level 2. Office number: 2247-WS16


I am a marine scientist interested in study and better understand the functioning of ecosystems, their problems and threats, in order to protect and try to improve their survival. I am also interested in the development of strategies for the sustainable use of marine resources.

During my undergrad and master's, I focused my research on local fisheries. 
My Ph.D. research will focus on symbiont microalgae Symbiodinium sp. to assess how some stressors affect it in different host organisms

Research Interest

​Biological oceanography, marine biology and ecology, biodiversity and conservation, monitoring and assessment


  • PhD- Biological Oceanography Laboratory, RSRC, KAUST, October, 2021 onwards 
  • M.Sc., Assessment and Environmental Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, Valencia Polytechnic University, Valencia, Spain, 2021. 
  • B.Sc., Marine Science, Catholic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 2017. 

Professional Profile

  • 2018-2021: Onboard researcher, IEO surveys, Spain
  • 2020: Visiting student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: Research assistant in fisheries, IEO-IPD, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
  • 2017-2018: R/V Intern, IEO surveys, Spain
  • 2017: Research assistant in aquaculture and molecular genetics, IATS – CSIC, Cabanes, Spain
  • 2016: Visiting student at fisheries department, INVEMAR, Santa Marta, Colombia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Global changes Environmental stresses Symbionts