Bob Vernooij

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. student

Research Interests

I'm currently doing research on the fascinating marine insect, Halobates. My wider curiosity extends to any form of life and a variety of ecosystems, with Forest Ecology and Marine Biology forming my main areas of interest.


  • 2015-2017 Conservation Biology, Manchester Metropolitan University (MSc, Postgraduate degree)
  • 2014-2015 Biodiversity & Natural Environment, Leiden University (Undergraduate minor)
  • 2011-2015 Animal Husbandry, Inholland University of Applied Sciences (BASc, Undergraduate major)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Biodiversity Conservation Marine biology Forest ecology Halobates