Dr. Victoria Chraibi – Assistant Professor Biological Sciences



PhD, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska, 2016
MS, Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota, 2013

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors
  • BIOL 3340 Intro to Marine Biology
  • BIOL 3353 Ecology & Evolution
  • BIOL 4441 Limnology
  • BIOL 5321 The Aquatic Environment

Research Interests

My research is focused on freshwater ecology, in particular the paleoecology of diatoms and lake sediment records of an ecosystem’s long-term response to human activities, food web shifts, and seasonal influences.


*Denotes student author.

  • Chraïbi VL Shaw, Fritz SC. (2020). Resilience of aquatic communities in Yellowstone National Park to fish stocking during the 20th century. Lake and Reservoir Management, special issue on paleolimnology 36:278-296. 
  • Kireta AR, Chraïbi VL Shaw, O’Beirne MD, Werne JP, Saros JE. (2020). Lake Superior sedimentary diatom profiles from the Medieval Climate Anomaly and twentieth century suggest recent assemblage changes reflect novel environmental conditions. Journal of Paleolimnology doi:10.1007/s10933-020-00145-x.
  • Bramburger AJ, Reavie ED, Sgro GV, Estepp LR, Chraïbi VL Shaw, Pillsbury RW. (2020). Size matters: diatom establishment and extirpation timing in the Laurentian Great Lakes has been influenced by cell size. Journal of Plankton Research 42(3):255-264.
  • Thomas ED*, Venkataraman K, Chraibi V, Kannan N. (2019). Hydrologic trends in the Upper Nueces River Basin of Texas – implications for water resource management and ecological health. Hydrology 6(1): 20.
  • Magnuszewski P, Krolikowska K, Koch A, Pajak M, Allen C, Chraïbi V, Giri A, Haak D, Hart N, Hellman M, and others. (2018). Exploring the role of relational practices in water governance using a game-based approach. Water 10(3): 346. DOI: 10.3390/w10030346.
  • Reavie ED, Sgro GV, Allinger LE, Bramburger AJ, Chraïbi VL Shaw, Pillsbury RW, Stow CA, Dove A. (2017). Climate warming and changes in Cyclotella sensu lato in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 62(2): 768-683.
  • Bramburger AJ, Reavie ED, Sgro GV, Estepp LR, Chraïbi VL Shaw, Pillsbury RW. (2017). Decreases in diatom cell size during the 20th century in the Laurentian Great Lakes: a response to warming water? Journal of Plankton Research 39(2): 199-210.
  • Chraïbi VL Shaw, Kireta AR, Reavie ED, Cai M, Brown TN. (2014). A paleolimnological assessment of human impacts on Lake Superior. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40(4): 886-897.
  • Reavie ED, Heathcote AJ, Chraïbi VL Shaw. (2014). Laurentian Great Lakes Phytoplankton and their water quality characteristics, including a diatom-based model for paleoreconstruction of phosphorus. PLOS ONE 9(8): e104705.
  • Chraïbi VL Shaw, Bennett EM, Gregory-Eaves I. (2011). Conservation of a transboundary lake: Historical watershed and paleolimnological analyses can inform management strategies. Lake and Reservoir Management, 27(4): 355-564.