Ph.D. Victoria J. Fabry
Ph.D. Victoria J. Fabry
Professor of Biological Sciences

Phone: 760-750-4113
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Ph.D. Victoria J. Fabry

Dr. Fabry is a biological oceanographer whose research interests encompass the role of marine organisms in geochemical cycles. Her current research is focused on:

  1. the sensitivity of calcareous organisms and marine ecosystems to elevated carbon dioxide and ocean acidification;
  2. the dissolution kinetics of biogenic calcium carbonates in the upper ocean.

Education

  • B.A. Biology, 1976 University of California Santa Barbara
  • M.A. Biology, 1983 University of California Santa Barbara 
  • Ph.D. Biology, 1988 University of California Santa Barbara

Professional Experience

  • 2002-present Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos
  • 2000-2002 Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos
  • 1997-2002 Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos
  • 1993-1997 Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos
  • 1990-1992 Biogeochemist, Marine Environment Laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco
  • 1988-1990 Post-doctoral Investigator, Chemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 1977-1979 Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps-Smithsonian Institution Environmental Program, Fisheries Department, Tawau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Sverdrup Lecture Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 2005 President’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
  • 2004 Presented testimony to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the “Impacts of Anthropogenic CO2 on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers”
  • 2001 President’s Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 1984 National Sea Grant John Knauss Congressional Fellowship, U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Washington, D.C