At KAUST, Alexandra will continue working on effects of multiple stressors on marine biota and human activities in the Red Sea marine environment. She is investigating how single and multiple stressors affect biodiversity and functioning, and ultimately the health and resilience of Red Sea coastal ecosystems. As effects from climate change and local anthropogenic impacts often co-occur, she is particularly interested in the evaluation of ecosystem response to the different stressors, either isolated or combined, and recovery after exposure to such impacts. Alexandra started expanding her interests and is currently also working on Ecosystem Services and MPA designs. Specifically, she received a Synthesis Project grant on MPAs on a global and local scale for which she is currently leading a working group with fellow scientists and postdocs in the centre.
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