Jesse Lewis

Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Assistant Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780

Biography

Jesse Lewis joined Arizona State University as an assistant professor in 2017. His work focuses on the applied ecology and conservation of wildlife populations. 

In his research, he applies ecological theory and quantitative methods to understand the distribution, abundance, and conservation of species and their habitat across multiple spatial and temporal scales, particularly in relation to human influences. With a research emphasis in applied ecology, his research incorporates the principles of wildlife biology, landscape ecology, and conservation biology. Strong collaborations and interdisciplinary relationships are vital to accomplishing many research projects and Lewis' research involves working with diverse and complimentary groups of people. Much of his research focuses on field-based studies, although he also applies GIS modeling techniques across national and global scales. In addition to research providing critical information to natural resource managers, it also is vital to teach and inspire the next generation of students in our field through research opportunities.

Education

  • Ph.D. Colorado State University 2014
  • M.S. University of Idaho  2007
  • B.S. University of Montana 2003

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Publications

Lewis, J.S., M. Farnsworth, C. Burdett, D. Theobald, M. Gray, and R. Miller. 2017.  Biotic and abiotic factors predicting the global distribution and population density of an invasive large mammal. Nature: Scientific Reports 7: DOI: 10.1038/srep44152

 

Lewis, J.S., D. Theobald, S. VandeWoude, and K.R. Crooks. 2017. Contact networks reveal potential for interspecific interactions of sympatric wild felids driven by space use along an urban gradient. Ecosphere 8: Article e01707

 

Davis, A.J., M.B. Hooten, R.S. Miller, M.L. Farnsworth, J.S. Lewis, M. Moxcey, and K.M. Pepin. 2016. Inferring invasive species abundance using removal data from management actions. Ecological Applications doi: 10.1002/eap.1383

 

Lewis, J.S., L. Bailey, S. VandeWoude, and K.R. Crooks.  2015.  Interspecific interactions between wild felids vary across scales and levels of urbanization.  Ecology and Evolution 5: 5946-5961. 

 

Carver, S, S.N. Bevins, M.R. Lappin, E.E. Boydston, L.M. Lyren, M.W. Alldredge, K.A. Logan, L.L. Sweanor, S.P.D. Riley, L.E. Klein Serieys, R.N. Fisher, T.W. Vickers, W.M. Boyce, R. McBride, M.C. Cunningham, M. Jennings, J.S. Lewis, T. Lunn, K.R. Crooks, S. VandeWoude.  2015.  Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States.  Ecological Applications: In Press.

 

Lewis, J.S., K.A. Logan, M. Alldredge, L. Bailey, S. VandeWoude, and K.R. Crooks.  2015.  The effects of urbanization on population density, occupancy, and detection probability of wild felids.  Ecological Applications 25: 1880-1895.

 

Lewis, J.S.  2014. The effects of urbanization on felid populations, interactions, and pathogen dynamics, Dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

 

Cushman, S.A., J.S. Lewis, E.L. Landguth. 2014. Why did the bear cross the road? Comparing the performance of multiple resistance surfaces and connectivity modeling methods. Diversity 6: 844-854.

 

Shannon, G, J.S. Lewis, B.D. Gerber. 2014. Recommended survey designs for occupancy modelling using motion-activated cameras: insights from empirical wildlife data. PeerJ 2:e532; DOI 10.7717/peerj.532.

 

Troyer, R.M., J.A. Beatty, K.R. Stutzman-Rodriguez, S. Carver, C.C. Lozano, J.S. Lee, M.R. Lappin, S.P.D. Riley, L.E.K. Serieys, K.A. Logan, L.L. Sweanor, W.M. Boyce, T.W. Vickers, R. McBride, K.R. Crooks, J.S. Lewis, M.W. Cunningham, J. Rovnak, S.L. Quackenbush, S. VaneWoude.  2014. Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence risk factors.  Journal of Virology doi:10.1128/JVI.03405-13. 

 

Cushman, S.A., J.S. Lewis, E.L. Landguth.  2013.  Evaluating the intersection of a regional wildlife connectivity network with highways.  Movement Ecology 1:12.

 

Lagana, D.M., J.S. Lee, J.S. Lewis, S.N. Bevins, S. Carver, L.L. Sweanor, R. McBride, C. McBride, K.R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude.  2013.  Characterization of regionally associated feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in bobcats (Lynx rufus).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49: 718-722. 

 

Lewis, J.S., K.R. Crooks, L.L. Bailey, L.L. Sweanor, B. Dunne, S. VandeWoude, K.A. Logan.  2011.  Conceptual framework for estimating mountain lion density with motion-activated cameras.  Proceedings of the 10th Mountain Lion Workshop 10: 131-138.

 

Lewis, J.S. and J.L. Rachlow.  2011.  Activity patterns of black bears related to sex, season, and daily movement rates.  Western North American Naturalist 71: 388-395.

 

Lewis, J.S., J.L. Rachlow, J.S. Horne, E.O. Garton, W.L. Wakkinen, J. Hayden, and P. Zager.  2011.  Identifying habitat characteristics to predict highway crossing areas for black bears in a human-modified landscape.  Landscape and Urban Planning 101: 99-107.     

 

Cushman, S.A. and J.S. Lewis.  2010.  Movement behavior explains genetic differentiation in American black bears.  Landscape Ecology 25: 1613-1625.

 

Lewis, J.S.  2007.  The effects of human influences on black bear habitat selection and movement patterns within a highway corridor, Thesis, University of Idaho, Moscow.

 

Horne, J.S., E.O. Garton, S.M. Krone, and J.S. Lewis.  2007.  Analyzing animal movements

using Brownian bridges.  Ecology 88: 2354-2363.

 

Lewis, J.S., J.L. Rachlow, E.O. Garton, and L.A. Vierling.  2007.  Effects of habitat on GPS

collar performance: using data screening to reduce location error.  Journal of Applied

Ecology 44: 663-671.

 

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ABS 376 Wildlife Ecology
ABS 494 Special Topics
ABS 500 Research Methods
ABS 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 394 Special Topics
ABS 476 Big Game Habitat Management
ABS 599 Thesis
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 376 Wildlife Ecology
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ABS 476 Big Game Habitat Management