Isabelle Schulz


Postdoctoral fellow



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● Investigate the response of Red Sea microphytoplankton communities (biomass and composition)  to dust inputs from the surrounding deserts through incubation experiments during different seasonal cycles
● Assess the biomass and viability of microphytoplankton communities in the bathypelagic Red Sea using a recently developed oceanographic device, the bottle-net and as well as traditional methods (microscopy) 
● Understanding long-term patterns of marine plankton: abundance, distribution and seasonal cycles
● Studying marine food chains (trophic interactions), marine community structuring and functioning
● Discovery and characterization of viable phytoplankton assemblages in the bathypelagic, oligotrophic Red Sea.

Research Interest

Marine Ecology, Plankton Ecology, Marine Mammal Ecology

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D (Marine Biology), Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar- und Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany and Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), Bremen, Germany, 2009-2013
  • M.Sc. (Marine Biology), University of Bremen, Germany and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen, Germany, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow at the RSRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership


KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)​