Dr Katharina Fabricius is a coral reef ecologist and a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). She has researched coral reefs for more than 30 years and leads a large multidisciplinary research team – Cumulative Impacts – in the Healthy Great Barrier Reef Program. Her current focus is understanding the effects of ocean acidification and water quality on ecosystem integrity both in the Great Barrier Reef and around volcanic CO2
seeps in Papua New Guinea. Katharina has published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters and advises both government and non-government bodies as a coral reef expert on ocean acidification, water quality and climate change issues.