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Early Career Research Fellow - Joshua Lewis

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Tulane University


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Dr. Lewis is a research associate professor at the ByWater Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he leads the institute's research program on water infrastructure and urban ecology. He also holds an affiliation with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane. He earned his PhD in natural resources management and systems ecology from Stockholm University in Sweden and a B.A. from Guilford College in North Carolina. Prior to his current post, he was a research engineer at KTH Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and a research scientist at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Informed by his interdisciplinary training, his current research couples ecological monitoring and remote sensing techniques with investigations of water infrastructure planning dilemmas along the US Gulf Coast. This work examines the socioecological dimensions of long-used techniques like waterway dredging and emerging ecosystem-based approaches like green infrastructure. These use-inspired investigations aim to contribute an urban ecological and environmental justice perspective to ongoing water infrastructure planning efforts.


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