Corinne D’Anna

Visiting/Intern Student

Visiting Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests

My current research interest focuses on paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction using benthic assemblages and taphonomy. Currently I’m working on a Pleistocene core drilled in the Al-Wajh lagoon. My main aim will be to reconstruct the evolution of the lagoonal environment during time and I will try to correlate changes in the organisms association with climatic changes.


  • 2022 - present: VSRP (Master Thesis) in CaResS, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2022 - present: Certificate of enrollment at the 2nd year in the master's degree (2nd Cycle) in Marine Sciences (MMSci), Milan
  • 2022 - 2022: PADI Advanced Open Water
  • 2021 - 2021: Certificate of participation in the WS "Coral Health and Disease Assessment" and achievement of the Open Badge in Coral Health and Disease Assessment, Marine Research and High Education Center MaRHE, Maldives
  • 2021 - 2021: Certificate of attendance at the International School on Integrated Environmental Studies in the Arctic (INES) with respect to climate changes (IO PAN), Poland
  • 2020: Bachelor's degree in biology (1st Cycle) awarded with the title of Dottore 110/110 cum laude. University of Palermo
  • 2019: Erasmus+for Study, Portugal during the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Science in Biology Erasmus for Study "Universidade de Aveiro"
  • 2016: Participation in the Erasmus+Program "Nature and Culture of two Volcanic Islands" Iceland/ Sicily Kvennaskólinn í Reykjavík

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE))

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Science geobiology taphonomy