Building on our extensive field and laboratory research in behavior, evolution, and ecology (see past research), current work in the Lewis Lab focuses on science-based firefly conservation and advocacy.
Our leadership role in global conservation, education, and advocacy began with the formation of Fireflyers International in 2017, and in 2018 we launched the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Firefly Specialist Group. In North America, we partner with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, collaborating on Conserving the Jewels of the Night, a guide to firefly conservation, and firefly-friendly lighting practices.
We are passionate about disseminating knowledge to reach a broad public audience, using multiple channels for science communication:
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Please note: The Lewis Lab is no longer accepting PhD applicants.