Job Title: Professor Emeritus, Earth & Ocean Sciences (Oceanography)
Place of Birth: Pasadena, California, USA
High School attended: Harbor High (Newport Beach, Cal.)
Further Education: University of Miami (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of Hawaii (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: West Coast of Canada, or anywhere there is an ocean!
Brief synopsis of current research:
Factors affecting the distribution of plankton.
Powlik, J.J., Lewis, A.G. & Spaeth, M., 1997. Development, body length, and feeding of Tigriopus californicus (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) in laboratory and field populations. Crustaceana, 70: 324-343.
Syvitski, J.P.M. and Lewis, A.G. (1992) The seasonal distribution of suspended particles, and their iron and manganese loading, in a glacial runoff fjord. Geoscience Canada. 19: 13-20
Lewis, A.G., Chatters, L. & Raudsepp, M. (1998). Feeding structures and their functions in adult and preadult Tigriopus californicus (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 78: 451-466
Mackas, D.L., Goldblatt, R. & Lewis, A.G. (1998). Interdecadal variation in developmental timing of Neocalanus plumchrus populations at Ocean Station P in the subarctic North Pacific. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 55: 1878-1893.
Goldblatt, R., Mackas, D.L. & Lewis, A.G. (1999). Mesozooplankton community characteristics in the NE subarctic Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II (Topical Studies in Oceanography - Canadian JGOFS in the NE Subarctic Pacific), 46: 2619-2644.
With its inlets, bays and fjords, British Columbia is the finest place in the world to work on coastal oceanography.
Since oceanography is such an interdisciplinary field, Canadians in a variety of disciplines work together on coastal and oceanic processes of importance to problems in fisheries and atmospheric science.