Department of Biology: College of Sciences
Dr. Lewis’ research investigates the ecology of natural and anthropogenic induced changes on estuarine and marine food webs and coastal communities. Her goal is to ensure that these ecosystems will be conserved in perpetuity considering the interests of tribal communities, governmental agencies and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Specifically, she seeks to understand how variability in ecosystem processes impact aquatic communities and human stakeholders using a combination of quantitative and modeling strategies, field and experimental observations, and analysis of long-term historical datasets.
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