Levi Lewis

Dr. Lewis is an experimental field ecologist specializing in trophic interactions, biodiversity, and community ecology of fishes, invertebrates and algae.  He attained his BS at UC Davis (Dr. Peter Moyle), MS at San Diego State University (Dr. Todd Anderson), and PhD at Scripps Institution of Oceanography-UCSD (Dr. Jennifer Smith).  He has published work in a variety of systems including salt marshes (McGourty et al. 2009), pelagic estuaries (Hobbs et al. 2010), seagrass beds (Farlin et al. 2010, Lewis and Anderson 2012), and coral reefs (Smith et al. 2016, Harris et al. 2016).  He is skilled in fish, invertebrate, and algal survey methods and taxonomy; otolith chemistry and imaging; scientific scuba diving and boating; nutrient and chlorophyll analysis; stable isotope analysis; and experimental design and statistics.  Levi’s current projects in the Hobbs Lab include (1) reconstruction of life histories of Longfin Smelt using strontium isotope chemical analysis of otoliths, (2) evaluating the impacts of climate change on the endangered Delta Smelt, and (3) community analysis of restored estuarine habitats in South San Francisco Bay.