- 1989: 'Diplom' in Biology, University of Munich, Germany
- 1995: PhD, University of Munich, "Nutrition and community regulation in tropical, reef-inhabiting soft corals".
- I presently lead a study investigating how long-term exposure to CO2 alter coral reef communities. We use shallow and cool volcanic CO2 seeps in Papua New Guinea as a natural laboratory to investigate long-term adaptation and acclimatisation of coral reef organisms and ecosystems to ocean acidification and stress from climate change.
- I am also involved in three projects to investigate cumulative impacts of climate and water quality changes on reef diversity, funded through the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program (NERP).
Fabricius KE, Cséke S, Humphrey C, De¿ath G (2013) Does trophic status enhance or reduce the thermal tolerance of scleractinian corals? A review, experiment and conceptual framework. PLoS ONE 8: e54399.
Weber M, de Beer D, Lott, C, Polerecky L, Kohls K, Abed RMM, Ferdelman T, Fabricius KE (2012) A series of microbial processes kills corals exposed to organic-rich sediments. PNAS 107: E1558-E1567
De'ath G, Fabricius KE, Sweatman H, Puotinen M (2012) The 27 year decline of coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef and its causes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 109: 17995-17999
Fabricius KE and 9 co-authors (2011) Losers and winners in coral reefs acclimatized to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. Nature Climate Change 1: 165-169
De'ath G, Fabricius KE (2010) Water quality as regional driver of coral biodiversity and macroalgal cover on the Great Barrier Reef. Ecol Applicat 20: 840-850
Fabricius KE, Okaji K, De'ath G (2010) Three lines of evidence to link outbreaks of the crown-of thorns seastar Acanthaster planci to the release of larval food limitation. Coral Reefs 29: 593-605
De'ath G, Lough JM, Fabricius KE (2009) Declining coral calcification on the Great Barrier Reef. Science 323: 116-119
Fabricius KE and De'ath G (2008) Photosynthetic symbionts and energy supply determine octocoral biodiversity in coral reefs. Ecology 89: 3163-3173
Fabricius KE, De'ath G, Poutinen ML, Done T, Cooper TF, Burgess SC (2008) Disturbance gradients on inshore and offshore coral reefs caused by a severe tropical cyclone. Limnol Oceanogr 53: 690-704
Fabricius KE (2006) Effects of irradiance, flow and colony pigmentation on the temperature microenvironment around corals: implications for coral bleaching? Limnol Oceanogr 51: 30-37
Fabricius KE (2005) Effects of terrestrial runoff on the ecology of corals and coral reefs: review and synthesis. Mar Poll Bull 50: 125-146
Fabricius KE, Alderslade P (2001) Soft Corals and Sea Fans: A comprehensive guide to the tropical shallow water genera of the central-west Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville. 264 pp.
Fabricius KE, Benayahu Y, Genin A (1995) Herbivory in asymbiotic soft corals. Science 268: 90-92
Full publication list at http://epubs.aims.gov.au/browse?value=Fabricius%2C+Katharina+%28KE%29&type=author