Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Dr. Vidal-Dorsch received her undergraduate degree (B. S. Civil Engineering), from the "Instituto Tecnológico del Mar" in Mexico and her Ph.D. (Integrative Biology), from the University of California at Berkeley. Her dissertation research involved laboratory studies of heavy metal effects on the resistance and adaptation of the oligochaete worms, Sparganophilus pearsei and Tubifex tubifex. While at the University, Dr. Vidal-Dorsch also participated in research to evaluate anthropogenic effects on San Francisco Bay and the use of wetlands for bioremediation. She is professionally qualified as Scientist for the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA, from year 2001 to date. Dr. Vidal-Dorsch has an eminent association with Professional Societies And Certifications, along with having a wide list of Publications, Conference Proceedings, Technical Reports and has received honors and rewards throughout her work tenure.
Aquatic toxicology and field biology, Heavy metal effects on resistance and adaptation of freshwater invertebrates and the use of wetlands for bioremediation, Sediment contamination and biological effects, Environmental toxicology.