Wildlife Biology

August 30, 2006 / By: Timothy L. Lewis, PH.D.

Professional Interests

  • Population dynamics of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Michigan
  • Population dynamics of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in Ohio
  • Feeding ecology of tropical nerrites (Nerita versicolor and N. peloranta)
  • Forest stand and small woodlot diversity in the Midwest

 

Publications & Presentations

Names in bold denote student research collaborators.

  • Remsburg, A.J., T.L. Lewis, P.W. Huber, and K. A. Asmus.  (2006) Home ranges of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in northern Michigan. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5:42-47.
  • Lewis, T.L. 2004.  A shepherd’s view of The Politics and Process of Change.  Project Kaleidoscope Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts.  Invited paper.
  • Biehl, J. C., S. M. Lloyd, and T. L. Lewis.  2004. Lodge-site selection of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in the boreal forest boundary waters canoe area of northern Minnesota. Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Lewis, T. L., J. Ullmer, and J. Mazza.  (2004) Spotted turtle habitats in Ohio.  Ohio Academy of Sciences 104:65-71.
  • Lewis, T.L. and C. Faulhaber .  1999.  Home range and habitat use of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in southwestern Ohio.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:430-434.
  • Lewis, T. L. and O. J.  Rongstad.  1998. Effects of supplemental feeding on white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in northern Wisconsin.  Canadian Field Naturalist 112:75-81.
  • Lewis, T. L. and J. Ritzenthaler.  1997. Characteristics of hibernacula use by spotted turtles, Clemmys guttata, in Ohio.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2: 611-618.
  • Lewis, T. L. and T. T. Taylor.  1995 and 1994.  Darwin and his legacy: A teacher's guide.  Wittenberg University.  42 pp.
  • Lewis, T. L. 1993.  Lighthouse Cave, San Salvador, The Bahamas.  Pholeos 13(1): 8-11.
  • Lewis, T. L.  1992.  Everything you wanted to know on the evolution of bat flight, but didn't know what to ask.  Pholeos 12(2): 19.
  • Lewis, T.L. and O.J. Rongstad.  1992.  The distribution of Franklin's ground squirrel in Wisconsin and Illinois.  Transactions of Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 80:57-62.
  • deLanglade, R. A. , B. L. Bowen, and T. L. Lewis.  1992.  Laboratory manual for "Continuity of Life". Wittenberg University. 96 pp.
  • Lewis, T. L. 1991.  Cave photography.  Pholeos.  12(1):16.
  • Lewis, T. L. 1991.  Our environmental legacy.  The Source.  October 1991:2.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1990.  Southern caves revisited.  Pholeos.  11(l):16.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1990.  The effects of supplemental feeding on white-¬tailed deer in northwestern Wisconsin.  Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin Madison. 136pp.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1990.  Buck movements during the rut.  Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine 14(2):35 41.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1988.  A day of trapping white tails.  The Deer Trail 5(2):28 29.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1988.  Distribution and population dynamics of the Franklin's ground squirrel.  M. Sc. Thesis, University of Wisconsin Madison. 86pp.
  • Lewis, T.L. and S.R. Craven. 1987.  Mountain lions in Wisconsin? Maybe! Wisconsin Natural Resource Magazine 11(l):21 25.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1985.  Planning for the future: Population forecasts for the Bi State region 1985 2010.  Bi State Metropolitan Planning Commission. 96pp.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1984.  The supply of industrial lands in the Bi State region.  Bi State Metropolitan Planning Commission. 39pp.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1984.  Regional conservation directory.  Bi State Metropolitan Planning Commission. 56pp.

Papers presented at professional meetings 

  • Hewitt, C. L, T.L. Lewis, and N. Hawkins.  2007.  A 26-year study of the population dynamics of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in southwestern Ohio.  5th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortises and Freshwater Turtles, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Laskovics, A., R. deLanglade, T.L. Lewis, and J. Welch.  2006.  East Beach and Snow Bay Beach: a ten year assessment of total trash accumulation, trash types, and rate of change for two beaches on San Salvador, The Bahamas.  114th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Murgatroyd, J., S. Buchan, R. L. Cope, K. Gribbins, and T. L. Lewis.  2006.  Environmental effects on frog call intensity in Clark County, Ohio.  114th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Stewart, R. and T. L. Lewis.  2006. Body size characteristics of spotted turtles, Clemmys guttata, from 1889-2005 in Ohio. 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC.
  • Hewitt, C. and T.L. Lewis.  2006.  Lodge-site fidelity of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in Northern Minnesota, 2003-2005. 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC.
  • Ellenberger, S. and T. L. Lewis.  2006. Lodge site and habitat selection of beaver (Castor candensis) in northern Minnesota. 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC.
  • Claiboune, E., T. L. Lewis. and P.W. Huber. 2005. Site fidelity and population dynamics in wood turtles (Glypemys insculpta) along the Au Sable River in northern Michigan.  113th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Gutowski, D.and T. L. Lewis.  2005. Injuries to wood turtles.  19th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, VA.
  • Willoughby, J.  and T.L. Lewis.  2005. Site fidelity in wood turtles in Michigan.  19th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, VA.
  • Biehl, J. C., S. M. Lloyd, and T. L. Lewis.  2004. Lodge-site selection of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in the boreal forest boundary waters canoe area of northern Minnesota. 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Spansky, A. R. and T. L. Lewis. 2004. Habitat use and movement patterns of blood tooth (Nerita peloronta) and babytooth nerrites (Nerita veriscolor) on San Salvador Island, Bahamas.  113th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Findley, Ohio.
  • Ritter, J and T. L. Lewis.  2003.  GIS and the natural sciences. Third Annual ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC), San Diego July 6-9, 2003.
  • Hawkins, N.R. and T. L. Lewis 2003.  Population dynamics of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) at Prairie Road Fen in Clark County, Ohio. 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 
  • Biehl, J.C. and T.L. Lewis. 2003.  Effects of forest cover on white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) migration in northern Wisconsin.  112th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Findley, Ohio 103:16.
  • Ullmer, J.M., T.L. Lewis, and J. Wilson. 2003.  Changes in forest diversity at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Southwestern Ohio from 1978 to 2002.  112th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Findley, Ohio 103:17.
  • Harvey,  S.L. and T.L. Lewis. 2002.  Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) variation of body size in Ohio from 1898-2000. 16th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Whitewater, Wisconsin.  P. 356.
  • Hawkins, N. R. and T. L. Lewis. 2002. Population Dynamics of Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata) at Prairie Road Fen in Clark County, Ohio.  16th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Whitewater, Wisconsin. Pp 356-357.
  • Hemmig, C. T.,  P. W. Huber, and T. L. Lewis.  2002. Temporal patterns of Kirtland’s warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) occupancy of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) in the Huron national forest, northern lower Michigan. 111th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Columbus, Ohio. P. 21.
  • Nave, L., R.A. deLanglade, and T. L. Lewis. 2002.  Analysis of succession and regeneration in beech-maple forests of northern lower Michigan.  111th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ullmer , J. M.,  J. B. Ritter, and  T. L. Lewis. 2002.  Use of geographic information systems in identification and assessment of potential spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) habitats in Ohio. 111th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Zayicek, E. T.L.Lewis, and P.W. Huber. 2002.  Site fidelity in wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in northern Michigan. 111th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Columbus, Ohio. P. 20.
  • Davis, J., B. Behmer, C. Paul, and T. L. Lewis. 2001.  Changes in trash accumulation on San Salvador, The Bahamas. 110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance, Ohio.
  • Ghude, G., B. Lawyer, B. Mathews, and T.L. Lewis.  2001.  Site fidelity of translocated Nerita versicolor and Tectarius muricatus in the intertidal zone on San Salvador, The Bahamas. 15th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky. P. 361.
  • Hagen, E. M., P. W. Huber, and T. L. Lewis.  2001.  Species diversity and habitat use of bats in the Huron National Forest, Michigan. 15th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky. P. 154.
  • Remsburg, A. J., T. L. Lewis, and P. W. Huber. 2001. Home ranges of wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in northern Michigan. 15th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky. P. 359.
  • Shockey, E. M. and T. L. Lewis.  2001.  Efficacy of search techniques used in turtle research. 110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance Ohio. P 22.
  • Studlar, C.F. and TL Lewis.  2001.  Variations in quantities and types of trash accumulation on two beaches on San Salvador, the Bahamas.  110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance Ohio. P 22.
  • Tackett, J.S. and TL Lewis.  2001.  Analyses of local surface and groundwater environmental impacts from a hog waste lagoon in Darke County, Ohio. 110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance Ohio.
  • Ullmer, J. M. and T. L. Lewis.  2001. Qualitative analysis of spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) habitats in Ohio.  110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance Ohio. P 10.
  • Watson, A. L. and T. L. Lewis. 2001.  Home ranges of Nerita versicolor on San Salvador, The Bahamas. 110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance Ohio. P 22.
  • Young, K.C. and TL Lewis.  2001.  Point-quarter survey of a Clark County, Ohio woodlot.  110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance Ohio. P 22.
  • Zakelj, S. J., T. L. Lewis, and P. W. Huber.  2001.  Habitat use of wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta) along Michigan’s Au Sable River. 15th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky. P. 362.
  • Zander, K. A., M. K. Mann, and T. L. Lewis.  2001.  Changes in the coral-algae equilibrium on patch reefs, San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. 110th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Alliance, Ohio. P 22.
  • Baker , M. A., K. M. Bolzman , and T. L. Lewis.  2000.  Changes in forest dynamics of a southwestern Ohio stand over a 21-year period.  109th Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences.
  • Bolzman , K. M., M. A. Baker , and T. L. Lewis.  2000. Changes in old-growth sugar maples (Acer saccharum) in southwestern Ohio. 14th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana.
  • Anderson, L. and T. L. Lewis.  1999.  Density and distribution of three invasive plants in Greene County, Ohio. 13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • Asmus , K. and T. L. Lewis.  1999. Home range and habitat use of the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Michigan.  13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • Grieger , J. and T. L. Lewis.  1999.  Analysis of spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) habitat in Ohio.  13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • Hamman, S., K.S. Strauss, and T. L. Lewis.  1999.  Schizachyrium scoparium litter decomposition: testing the effects of nutrient loading and moisture levels on decomposition rate. 13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • Huffman , J. and T. L. Lewis.  1999.  Home ranges of Nerita versicolor and Nerita peloranta in San Salvador, The Bahamas.  13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • McKenna, M., V. Crossgrove, and T. L. Lewis.  1999.  Human impact on the population densities of red rock sea urchins. 13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • Temple, A., E. Rogalski, and T. L. Lewis.  1999.  Directional patterns of the cushion sea star Oreaster reticulatus. 13th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Rochester, NY.
  • Faulhaber , C. and T. L. Lewis.  1998.  Home ranges of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in southwestern Ohio.  12th National Council on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MD.
  • Fogerty, N. , C. Coakley, and T. L. Lewis. 1998.  Responses of feather duster worms to external stimuli.  12th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MD.
  • Ritter, J. B. and T. L. Lewis.  1998.  Assessing human impacts on the environment: creating an interdisciplinary community of learners and teachers in the classroom.  Association of Lutheran College Faculties Conference, Dana College, Blair, NE.  October 1998.
  • Ritter, J.B. and Lewis, T.L., 1998, Assessing human impacts on the environment:  Environmental education within an interdisciplinary community of learners and teachers: Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Vol. 30, No. 7, p.274.
  • Aigner , S., M. Swift , and T. L. Lewis.  1997. Tropical nerite movements and home ranges on San Salvador, The Bahamas.  11th National Council on Undergraduate Research, Texas.
  • Lewis, T. L. and O. J. Rongstad.  1997. Neonatal mortality of white-tailed deer fawns in Wisconsin.  59th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Lewis, T. L. and C. Faulhaber .  1997.  Home ranges of spotted turtles in Ohio. 106th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Bowling Green, Ohio. P 11.
  • Duckworth , R. and T. L. Lewis.  1996.  Home ranges of spotted turtles in Clark County, Ohio.  10th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Greensboro, NC.
  • Hobbs IV , H. H., and T. L. Lewis.  1996. Home range analysis of captive reared spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata). 105th.  Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Otterbien, Ohio.
  • Lewis, T. L. 1995.  Population dynamics of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in west central Ohio.  104th.  Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, Otterbien, Ohio.
  • Fish , T., D. Goldstein , K. Pierson , and T. L. Lewis.  1995. Zonation in benthic organisms in a tropical harbor. 9th  National Conference on Undergraduate Research, New York.
  • Hauswirth , D. W., T. L. Lewis, and J. T. Pentecost .  1995.  Comparative home ranges of three tropical snail species on San Salvador, The Bahamas.  9th National Council on Undergraduate Research, New York. 
  • McClusky , B., C. Carmen , D. Smith, and T. L. Lewis.  1995. Overfishing of Queen Conch (Gigas strombus) in San Salvador, The Bahamas.  9th  National Conference on Undergraduate Research, New York.
  • Porter , M., G. Henning , and T. L. Lewis.  1995. Litter accumulation on East Beach, San Salvador, The Bahamas.  9th  National Conference on Undergraduate Research, New York.
  • Monschein, E.S. and T.L.  Lewis.  1994. Hibernacula use of the spotted turtle in Clark County, Ohio.  103rd Annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, Toledo, Ohio.
  • Savage , G. E., T. N. Fish , H. H. Hobbs IV , and T. L. Lewis.  1994. The estimation of production using chlorophyll A and diurnal curves on a shallow, rapid spring in Greene County, Ohio.  8th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Lewis, T. L.  1993.  Fen wildlife: the survival of the spotted turtle.  12th Annual Ohio Prairie Conference, Springfield, Ohio.
  • Lewis, T. L. and E. S. Monschein .  1993. Seasonal movements and habitat use of the spotted turtle in Clark County, Ohio.  102nd Annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, Youngstown State University.
  • Monschein , E. and T. L. Lewis.  1993.  Habitat use of the spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) in southwestern Ohio.  7th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, April 1993.
  • Monschein , E. and T. L. Lewis.  1993.  Seasonal movements and habitat use of the spotted turtle in Clark County, Ohio.  Thirty-third Ohio Fish and Wildlife Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Wing, J. F., R. J. Spence , and T. L. Lewis.  1993.  Probable 10-yr cycle in the bald and golden eagle populations in North America, 1934-1990.   102nd Annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, Youngstown State University.
  • Wing, J. F., S. R. Fuller , and T. L. Lewis.  1993.  Probable 10-yr cycle in total autumn raptor counts for the eastern U.S.   102nd Annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, Youngstown State University.
  • Lewis, T.L.  1992.  Movements and habitat use of spotted turtles in southwestern Ohio.  54th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Lewis, T.L. and O.J. Rongstad. 1990.  The effects of supplemental feeding on white tailed deer in Wisconsin. 52nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Lewis, T.L. and O.J. Rongstad. 1990.  The effects of supplemental feeding on the migration of white tailed deer in northwestern Wisconsin.  Second International Symposium on the Biology of Deer, Starkville, Mississippi.
  • Lewis, T.L. and O.J. Rongstad. 1988.  Sex and age ratios and reproduction of the Franklin's ground squirrel. 50th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Lewis, T.L. O.J. Rongstad. 1987.  The distribution of Franklin's ground squirrel in Wisconsin and Illinois. 49th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Lewis, T.L. 1987.  Microcomputer graphics software for biologists. 49th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Lewis, T.L. and O.J. Rongstad. 1987.  The distribution of the Franklin's ground squirrel in Wisconsin. 24th Lake Superior Biological Conference, Duluth, Minnesota.

Grants Funded

(as Principle Investigator, Co-PI, Author, or Co-Author) 

  • Collaborated with Federal Earmark Computational Sciences, 2005 ($1,000,000) (with Jim Noyes, Gary Gaffield)
  • Extension of NSF grant to expand molecular biology across the curriculum (with Jay Yoder, Matt Hanson co-investigators to the extension) NSF $400,000 in equipment (TEM and accessories)
  • Tick pheromone biochemistry (Jay Yoder and Pete Hanson, P.I.s; Tim Lewis, Amil Anderson, Gary Gaffield co-authors) Merck Foundation competitive grants program. 2001 - $60,000
  • Extending GIS instruction and application across the curriculum (John Ritter P.I., Tim Lewis and Olga Medvekov co-P.I.) National Science Foundation. 2000- $106,000
  • Creating a science program to benefit women and minority students (Drew Ferrier, Hood College Principal Investigator, Co-author, program idea and development: Tim Lewis) funded by F.I.P.S.E. 2000 - $127,925
  • Cyberbog, Cedar Bog in the classroom (Bill Slattery of WSU Principal Investigator, Tim Lewis Co-P.I., funded by Ohio Environmental Education Fund). 1998 – $48,628
  • Habitat selection in Michigan wood turtles (U.S. Forest Service). $73,000 over the last decade
  • Spotted turtle habitat conditions in Ohio (Ohio Department of Natural Resources).  $17,000 over the last 15 years
  • PKAL/Keck Departmental Consultancy (N.S.F. PKAL, Ken Bladh, Co-author).  1998 - $4000
  • Environmental impacts in China (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). 1997 - $3,000 (2 grants)
  • Spotted turtle survey  (Beaver Creek Wetlands Association). 1992 - $1,000
  • Future growth of Vietnam  (Institute of 21st Century Studies). $6000 (1992-1995)
  • Green Cross campus environmental conservation  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). $3000 (1995)
  • Effects of supplemental feeding on white tailed deer in Wisconsin (National Rifle Association). $10,000 (1987-89)