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  • Wallace, B., R. Lewison, S. McDonald, R. McDonald, C. Kot, S. Kelez, R. Bjorkland, E. Finkbeiner, S. Helmbrecht and L. Crowder. 2010. Global patterns of marine turtle bycatch. Conservation Letters 3: 131-142.

  • Lewison, R., C. Soykan and J. Franklin. 2009. Mapping the bycatch seascape. Ecological Applications: 920-930.

  • LEWISON, R. and L. CROWDER. 2007. Putting Longline Bycatch of Sea Turtles into Perspective. Conservation Biology 21: 79-86.

  • Lewison, R. 2007. Population responses to natural and human-mediated disturbances. African Journal of Ecology 45: 407-415.

  • Lewison, R., D. Nel, F. Taylor, J. Croxall and K. Rivera. 2005. Thinking big - Taking a large-scale approach to seabird bycatch. Marine Ornithology: 1-6.

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Educational Background

  • 1994-2002 – Ph.D., University of California Davis (Ecology)

  • 1989-1993 – B.A., Vassar College (Biopsychology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2011-present – Associate Professor of Biology, San Diego State University

  • 2006-2011 – Assistant Professor of Biology, San Diego State University

  • 2005-present – Adjunct Professor, Duke University, Center for Marine Conservation

  • 2003-2005 – Research Scientist, Duke University

  • 2001-2003 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University

  • 1999-present – Chair, Hippo Specialist Group, World Conservation Union (IUCN), Species Survival Commission

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