Professor of Marine Science, Fisheries Science Department Chair
Email: [[v|mfabrizio]] Phone: (804) 684-7308 Office: Nunnally Hall 135 Department: Fisheries Science Interests: Fish population dynamics, habitat, fish movement, fish ecology; fishery-independent surveys
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Biological Sciences, 1978, Fordham University, New York, NY
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, 1985, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Recruitment dynamics of Chesapeake Bay fishes (Particularly striped bass, summer flounder, American eel, and Atlantic croaker)
Physiological effects of hypoxia and environmental contaminants on Atlantic croaker in the Chesapeake and coastal bays. Collaboration with R. W. Brill (NOAA-Fisheries Service) and A. Johnson (University of Maryland-Eastern Shore).
Individual-based, dynamic-landscape models of marine fishes incorporating ecophysiological constraints. B. Marcek dissertation research (NOAA-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship) and collaboration with R. W. Brill (NOAA-Fisheries Service) and R. Humston (Washington and Lee University).
Recruitment dynamics of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. O. Phillips thesis research.
Invasive blue catfish in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Multiple projects aimed at estimating abundance (using mark-recapture studies), reproduction, and salinity tolerance. V. Nepal dissertation research; and collaboration with T. Tuckey and R. Latour.
Gear calibration study for trawl and seine surveys.
Marcek, B. J., M. C. Fabrizio, and J. E. Graves. In Press. Short-term habitat use of juvenile Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Marine & Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science.
Tuckey, T. D., and M. C. Fabrizio. In Press. Variability in fish tissue proximate composition is consistent with sublethal effects of hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Marine and Coastal Fisheries.
Schloesser, R. W., M. C. Fabrizio, R. J. Latour, G. C. Garman, R. Greenlee, M. Groves, J. Gartland. 2011. Ecological role of blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) in Chesapeake Bay communities and implications for management. In P. Michaletz and V. Travnichek, eds., Conservation, ecology, and management of worldwide catfish populations and habitats. American Fisheries Society, symosium 77: 369-382, Bethesda, MD.
Hubert, W. and M. C. Fabrizio.2007. Relative abundance and catch/effort relationships. Chapter 7 in Analysis and Interpretation of Freshwater Fisheries Data. Edited by M. Brown and C. Guy. American Fisheries Society.
Fabrizio, M. C. 2004. Experimental design and sampling strategies for mixed-stock analysis. Chapter 23 in Stock Identification Methods. Edited by S. Cadrin, K. Friedland, and J. Waldman. Academic Press.
Ryan Schloesser, Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation: Condition of juvenile fishes in estuarine nursery areas: Measuring performance and assessing temporal and spatial dynamics with multiple indices.
Dominique Lapointe, 2010-2013. Physiological impacts of hypoxia on healthy and diseased striped bass. Currently at St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship
Mark Henderson, 2009-2012
Benjamin Marcek, 2014-2017
Virginia Sea Grant Fellowship
Ryan Schloesser, 2012-2014
Branson Williams, 2006-2009
Robert D. Ross Graduate Scholarship (AFS Virginia Chapter)
Ryan Schloesser, 2011
Oceanside Conservation Corporation Research Scholarship
Karen Capossela, 2007 and 2008
Lauren Nys, 2012
Eastern Shore Laboratory Research Fund
Ryan Schloesser, 2011
Lauren Nys, 2011
Best Student Presentation, AFS Tidewater Chapter Meeting
Karen Capossela, 2009
Lauren Nys, 2014
AFS Marine Fisheries Section Travel Award
Justine Woodward, 2007
Karen Capossela, 2009
AFS Estuaries Section Travel Award
Justine Woodward, 2008
AFS Equal Opportunities Section Travel Award
Branson Williams, 2009
Student Travel Award, International Tagging Symposium
Mark Henderson, 2008
Reves Graduate Student International Travel Grant
Mark Henderson, 2009
MSCI 528 / 501 F Marine Fisheries Science (with J. Graves)
MSCI 669 Linear & Generalized Linear Models in Ecology
MSCI 698 Fisheries Data Management and Analysis (with C. Bonzek)
MSCI 698 Linear Modeling for Fish Ecologists
MSCI 698 Got Data? Now what? (Applications & Generalized Linear Models - from Data Collection to Publication)
Fellow, American Fisheries Society, 2015
O. E. Sette Award for Outstanding Marine Fisheries Biologist, American Fisheries Society, 2014
NOAA Bronze Medal Award, 2006
Distinguished Service Award, American Fisheries Society 1998
Most significant paper published in 1997 in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society - August 1998 (Waldman et al. 1997)
James W. Moffett Award for outstanding scientific paper published in 1997, Great Lakes Science Center - August 1998 (Fabrizio, Adams, and Curtis 1997)
Board of Directors, Hudson River Foundation
American Fisheries Society (AFS)
President AFS Marine Fisheries Section (2002-2004)
American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists - Fellow
The Biometric Society
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
Phi Beta Kappa
Other Works of Interest
Rose, K. A., M. C. Fabrizio, and B. A. Phelan. 2012. Determining authorship: why is something that seems so simple so difficult? Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals, Cecil A. Jennings, Thomas E. Lauer, and Bruce Vondracek (Editors) AFS, Bethesda, MD.
Simmonds, R., and M. C. Fabrizio. 2006. Fisheries employment in the US Federal Government. Pages 79-96 in D. A. Hewitt, W. E. Pine III, and A. V. Zale, eds. The AFS Guide to Fisheries Employment, 2nd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.