Dr. Neus Garcias-Bonet

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Dr. Garcias-Bonet's research focuses on the effect of climate change on coastal ecosystems and the role of the microbiome in their adaptation to environmental changes. To this end, she combines biogeochemistry, marine ecology, and microbial ecology fields.

Selected Publications

  • Host‐association as major driver of microbiome structure and composition in Red Sea seagrass ecosystems. 
    N. Garcias‐Bonet, V. Eguíluz, R. Díaz‐Rúa and C.M. Duarte.
    Environmental Microbiology: In press (2020)
  • High denitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation contributes to net nitrogen loss in a seagrass ecosystem in the central Red Sea. 
    N. Garcias-Bonet, M. Fusi, M. Ali, D.R. Shaw, P.E. Saikaly, D. Daffonchio and C.M. Duarte.
    Biogeosciences 15(23): 7333-7346, (2018)
  • Warming effect on nitrogen fixation in Mediterranean macrophyte sediments. 
    N. Garcias-Bonet, R. Vaquer-Sunyer, C.M. Duarte and N. Marbà.
    Biogeosciences 16 (1): 167-175, (2019)
  • N. Garcias-Bonet, A. Delgado-Huertas, P. Carrillo-de-Albornoz , A. Anton, H. Almhasheer, N. Marbá, I.E. Hendriks, D. Krause-Jensen and C.M. Duarte.
    Carbon and Nitrogen Concentrations, Stocks, and Isotopic Compositions in Red Sea Seagrass and Mangrove Sediments. 
    Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 267, (2019)
  • C. Burkholz, C.M. Duarte and N. Garcias-Bonet.
    Thermal dependence of seagrass ecosystem metabolism in the Red Sea. 
    Marine Ecology Progress Series 614: 79-90, (2019)
  • M. Sea M, N. Garcias-Bonet, V. Saderne and C.M. Duarte 
    Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions from Red Sea Mangrove Sediments. 
    Biogeosciences 15: 5365-5375, (2018)
  • N. Garcias-Bonet and C.M. Duarte 
    Methane production by seagrass ecosystems in the Red Sea. 
    Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 340, (2017)
  • E. Mayol E, J.M. Arrieta, M.A. Jiménez, A. Martínez-Asensio, N. Garcias-Bonet, J. Dachs , B. González-Gaya, S-J. Royer, V.M. Benítez-Barrios, E. Fraile-Nuez and C.M. Duarte. 
    Long-range transport of airborne microbes over the global tropical and subtropical ocean. 
    Nature Communications: 8, (2017)
  • N. Garcias-Bonet, J.M. Arrieta, C.M. Duarte and N. Marbà. 
    Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in Mediterranean seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) roots. 
    Aquatic Botany 131: 57-60, (2016)
  • N. Garcias-Bonet, J.M. Arrieta, C.N. de Santana, C.M. Duarte and N. Marbà N.
    Endophytic bacterial community of a Mediterranean marine angiosperm (Posidonia oceanica). 
    Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology 3: 342, (2012)


  • ​Ph.D., Biology, University of Balearic Islands, Spain, 2012
  • B.Sc., Biology, University of Balearic Islands, Spain, 2003

Professional Profile

  • ​2020: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Balearic Islands and Spanish National Research Council, Mallorca, Spain
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2014: Research staff, Spanish National Research Council, Mallorca, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology Microbial Ecology Host-associated Microbiomes Blue Carbon Ecosystems Climate Change Biogeochemistry