Climate Change Scientist
Distinguished Professor Carlos Duarte is based at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and holds the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology making him perfectly placed to advise Extreme E in the lead up to its Saudi Arabia Desert X Prix, and Legacy Programme in the area.
During his decades of dedication to ocean health, Professor Duarte has published more than 900 scientific papers and has been ranked within the top 1 per cent of Highly-Cited Scientists by Thompson Reuters. His research focuses on understanding the effects of global change in marine ecosystems and developing nature-based solutions to global challenges, including climate change, and evidence-based strategies, which aim to help rebuild the abundance of marine life by 2050.
Moreover, Prof. Duarte's research extends beyond the Red Sea to address the effects of climate change in Greenland Coastal ecosystem, greenhouse gas emissions from Amazonian aquatic ecosystems, the functioning of coastal ecosystems in Patagonia, and the role of mangrove and seagrass ecosystems, such as those in Senegal and Mauritania, on carbon sequestration, hence providing relevant scientific underpinnings across all of Extreme E's race locations.