Sybil Seitzinger

Sybil Seitzinger
Professor, American Geophysical Union Fellow
Environmental Studies

On Leave

Office: UH1 Room 216

Dr. Sybil Seitzinger is not currently accepting any students.

Dr. Seitzinger is the executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and a professor in the School of Environmental Studies.

Dr. Seitzinger holds a PhD in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She is highly cited, with more than 130 peer-reviewed publications to her credit.

Her research has centered on nutrient biogeochemistry in coastal marine and freshwater ecosystems, spanning a range of spatial scales from molecular level organic chemical characterization to models at global scales, with the impact of human activities being a common theme.  Through an international collaboration, a spatially explicit, multi-nutrient, watershed model, Global NEWS, was developed which has been applied to watersheds globally under a range of scenarios.  She has also dabbled in atmospheric chemistry, including aqueous phase secondary organic aerosol formation.

Dr. Seitzinger joins UVic from her position as executive director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work at the IGBP involved facilitating and integrating the work of scientists and researchers across Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe on global environmental change.  Prior to that, she was director of the Rutgers/NOAA Cooperative Marine Education and Research Program and visiting professor at Rutgers University in the US. She served as president of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography from 2006-2010.