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Michel R. G. Claereboudt

Associate Professor
Marine Science and Fisheries
Sultan Qaboos University


 Michel R. G. Claereboudt is an Associate professor as well Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Studies & Research of the Department of Marine Science and Fisheries in the Sultan Qaboos University   

Research Interest

Understanding of the development of benthic coastal communities, in particular coral reef communities. Today it focuses on three aspects: (1)  the monitoring of benthic communities using video transects and semi-automatic substrate identification, (2) the diversity, distribution, abundances and taxonomy of anthozoans (corals, soft-corals and sea-anemones) and echinoderms and (3) the changes in coral community structure over time and under stress.


  • Watanabe, T., Watanabe T., Yamazaki, A., Claereboudt. M.R. Garbe-Schönberg, D. abd Pfeiffer, M. 2014. High-resolution isotopic records in Oman corals: Indian monsoon climate reconstruction. 11th. Annual Meeting of the Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society.July 2014, Sapporo, Japan.

  • Takaaki Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Atsuko Yamazaki, Miriam Pfeiffer, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg , Michel R Claereboudt. 2014. High-resolution isotopic records in Oman corals: Indian Monsoon climate reconstruction. Asia Oceania Geoscience Society meeting, 28-Jul- 1Aug. 2014. Sapporo, Japan.

  • Dobretsov, S., Al-Wahaibi, A.S.M., Lai, D., Al-Sabahi, J., Claereboudt, M., Proksh, P. and Soussi, B. 2015. Inhibition of bacterial fouling by soft coral natural products. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 98: 53-58.

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