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Details of Dr. Mirtha Noemi Lewis   


Gender female
Job title Research Biologist
Department Research and Technology Center of San Jorge Gulf (CIT GSJ)
Centro para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos, Centro Nacional Patagónico, CONICET Bv. Brown 2915
Puerto Madryn
Nationality Argentina
Tel 54-280-4883184
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Website http://www.cenpat.edu.ar/
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Degree PhD
Job type Research , Data Management , Institutional Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Researcher in marine mammal  (spatial ecology, biologging, biogeography). Experience in open access database, OBIS provider and advisor of students with interdisciplinary profile (bioinformatics, biology, oceanography). Two Antarctic campaigns and cruises of oceanographic research gave me knowledge for the assessment, analysis and development of projects of ocean sciences in Argentina.  In addition, as National Focal Point of EU , I developed international relations with delegates of the European Union. Director of CENPAT- CONICET (2008-2014), head of 320 employees in multidisciplinary research institute. Experience in management of budget for laboratories built, offices and experimental aquarium. These aspects gave me capacities in public management with scientific purposes. Nowadays I am Director of Scientific and Technology program of Golfo San Jorge (CIT GSJ) to develop infrastructure and capacities in science to the coastal region.
Research Region 5
Working languages Spanish
Skills/Expertise My research is related with the seals population ecology. Specifically, demography, life history and dive behavior strategies of southern elephant seals. Besides, I am working  to develop a web-based system containing marine biogeographic information in open-access for Southwest Atlantic Ocean. The open access site will integrate datasets of specie distribution in the Patagonian Large Marine Ecosystem (PLME).
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Mirtha LEWIS)

LEWIS M. 2015.Capítulo 3: Mamíferos Marinos. En HE Zaixo y AL Boraso (eds). La zona Costera Patagónica Argentina. Volumen III: Pesca y Conservación: 77-108. Editorial Universitaria de la Patagonia. Comodoro Rivadavia. Version digital. ISBN: 978-987-1937-45-5
RETANA M.V., GUZMAN J., LEWIS, M.(2013) Fine Scale Breeding Habitat Preferences of Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina) on Península Valdés. Aquatic Mammals39(3) 233-240.
MUELBERT, M.C. de SOUZA R.B., LEWIS M., HINDELL M. (2013). Foraging habitats of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, from the Northern Antarctic Península. Deep Sea Research 11 88-89:47-60.
FERRARI M. A, CAMPAGNA C. CONDIT R.. LEWIS M. (2013) The founding of a southern elephant seal colony. Marine Mammal Science 29(3):407-423.
MILOSLAVICH, P, KLEIN, E, CASTILLO, J , DÍAZ, J M, HERNÁNDEZ, C, BIGATTI, G, CAMPOS, L, ARTIGAS, F, PENCHASZADEH, P, NEILL, P, CARRANZA, A., RETANA, M. V., DÍAZ DE ASTARLOA, J.M., LEWIS, M, YORIO, P., PIRIZ, M.L., RODRIGUEZ, D., YONESHIGUE-VALENTIN, Y., GAMBOA , L.A.P., MARTÍN, A. (2011) Marine Biodiversity in the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of South America: Knowledge and Gaps. In Marine Biodiversity and Biogeography - Regional Comparisons of Global Issues Plos ONE . 93 pp.http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014631
EDER E., LEWIS M., MARIN M. R., CAMPAGNA C.(2011). On- and off-shelf diving effort of juvenile elephant seals from Península Valdés determined by light loggers. Journal of Mammalogy. Vol. 92, No. 4, pp. 811-818. doi: 10.1644/10-MAMM-A-292.1
EDER E.,LEWIS M.,CAMPAGNA C., KOCH P. (2010). Evidence of demersal foraging from stable isotope analysis of juvenile elephant seals from Patagonia. Marine Mammal Science 26(2):430 442.
FERRARI M. A., LEWIS M., PASCUAL M., CAMPAGNA C. (2009) Interdependence of social structure and demography in the southern elephant seal colony of Península Valdés, Argentina. Marine Mammal Science 25(3):681-692
CAMPAGNA C., FALABELLA V, and LEWIS M. (2007). Entanglement of southern elephant seals in squid fishing gear. Marine Mammal Science 23 (2) 226-230.
CAMPAGNA C., PIOLA A. R, MARIN M. R., LEWIS M.,URIEL ZAJACZKOVSKI & FERNÁNDEZ T, (2007) Deep divers in shallow seas: Southern elephant seals on the Patagonian shelf. Deep-Sea Research Part I. 54:1792-1814.
CAMPAGNA C., PIOLA A. R, MARIN M. R., LEWIS M.& FERNÁNDEZ T. (2006) Southern elephant seal trajectories, fronts and eddies in the Brazil/Malvinas Confluence. Deep-Sea Research Part I. 53:1907-1924.
LEWIS R., O?CONNELL T. C., LEWIS M., CAMPAGNA C., & HOELZEL A. R. (2006) Sex-specific foraging strategies and resource partitioning in the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina). Proceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series B-Biological Sciences, 273:2901-2907
LEWIS M., C. CAMPAGNA, M.R. MARIN & T. FERNANDEZ (2006) Southern elephant seals north of the antarctic polar front. Antarctic Science 18(2):213-221
EDER, E.and LEWIS, M. (2005) Proximate composition and energy value of demersal and pelagic prey species from Southwest Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) 291:43-52

Group(s): IODE , IODE SG-OBIS , OBIS , ADU Contact Points , SG-OBIS-ENV-DATA , OBIS-ENV-DATA consortium
Created: 2009-09-12 Last Updated: 2016-06-21 by Mirtha LEWIS