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David J. Lewis

Job Title: Associate Professor of Entomology
Employer: McGill University
Place of Birth: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Public School attended:
High School attended: Prince of Wales Collegiate (St. John's, NF)
Further Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Sc. - 1971, M.Sc. - 1973, Ph.D. - 1976).
Geographic focus of research: Quebec, New Brunswic, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland

Brief synopsis of current research:
Ecology and distribution of aquatic invertebrates, especially insects.
Biology and control of biting flies, especially mosquitoes.

Mailing address:
Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9
Phone: (514)398-7907; Fax: (514)398-7990

Recent Publications:

Zahiri, N., M. E. Rau and D. J. Lewis. 1997. Starved larvae of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) render waters unattractive to ovipositing conspecific females. Environ. Entomol. 26: 1087-1090.

McElligott, P. E. K. and D. J. Lewis. 1996. Distribution and abundance of immature Tabanidae (Diptera) in a subarctic Labrador peatland. Can. J. Zool. 74: 1364-1369.

Ricciardi, A. and D. J. Lewis. 1991. Occurrence and ecology of Lophopodella carteri (Hyatt) and other freshwater Bryozoa in the lower Ottawa River near Montreal, Quebec. Can. J. Zool. 69: 1401-1404.

Lewis, D. J. 1987. Biting flies (Diptera) of peatlands and marshes in Canada. pp. 133-140 in Rosenberg, D. M. and H. V. Danks (Eds.), Aquatic insects of peatlands and marshes in Canada. Mem. ent. Soc. Can.140.

Fairchild, W. L. and D. J. Lewis. 1987. Parasitic water mite larvae (Hydrachnida: Hygrobatoidea) associated with caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae, Limnephilidae). Can. Ent. 119: 809-813.