Pedro Moreira Cardoso

Ph.D. Students

PhD Student

Research Interests

To investigate the responses of marine macroorganisms and their associated microorganisms to different environmental impacts and understand how microorganisms can positively or negatively affect their macroscopic host during stress. Another interest is to apply this knowledge in marine ecosystem conservation to develop tools for the restoration of degraded environments and to assist in ecosystem management.

Selected Publications

Heat Waves Are a Major Threat to Turbid Coral Reefs in Brazil
G. A. S. Duarte, H. D. M. Villela, M. Deocleciano, D. Silva, A. Barno, P. M. Cardoso, C. L. S. Vilela, P. Rosado, C. S. M. A. Messias, M. A. Chacon, E. P. Santoro, D. B. Olmedo, M. Szpilman, L. A. Rocha, M. Sweet, R. S. Peixoto
Frontiers in Marine Science (2020)


  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences (Genetics), UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2020

Professional Profile

  • 2018-2020: Research Intern at the Laboratory of Molecular Microbial Ecology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • ​2017-2018: Research Intern at the Laboratory of Insect Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Conservation Biology Microbial Ecology Molecular Biology Marine Ecology Coral Physiology