Marlon Lewis




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  • Courses:
    • OCEA 3003/BIOL 3003/MARI 3003 - Dynamics of Biological Oceanography

Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 2616, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Physical oceanography
  • Biological oceanography



  • BS - University of Maryland
  • MS - University of Maryland
  • PhD - Dalhousie University


  • Lewis, M.R., J. Wei, R. Van Dommelen, K. Voss.  2011.  Quantitative estimation of the underwater radiance field, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C00H06, 14 pp doi:10.1029/2011JC007275.B
  • Boyce, D.G, M.R. Lewis, B. Worm.  2010.  Global phytoplankton decline over the last century.  Nature 466: 591–596.
  • Gordon, H.R., M.R. Lewis, S.D. McLean, M.S. Twardowski, S.A. Freeman, K.J. Voss and G.C. Boynton.  2009.  Spectra of particulate backscattering in natural waters.  Optics Express 17: 16192-16208.  doi:10.1364/OE.17.016192.
  • Hasegawa, D., M.R. Lewis, and A. Gangopadhyay.  2009.  How islands cause phytoplankton to bloom in their wakes.  Geophys. Res. Letters  36, L20605, doi:10.1029/2009GL039743.
  • Dickey, T., M. Lewis, and G. Chang.  2006.    Optical Oceanography:  Recent advances and future directions using global remote sensing and in situ observations.  Reviews of Geophysics 44: 1-39,  doi:10.1029/2003RG000148


  • Killam Professor of Oceanography, 2007-2012
  • Fellow, The Oceanographic Society, awarded 2010
  • Member, Expert Panel on Oceans, Council of Canadian Academies (2012)
  • Advisory Board to Minister of International Trade 2007-2012
  • Poste Rouge, Centre National de Researche Scientifique, France, 2001-2002


  • Halifax Club
  • Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
  • Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin/Commanderie du Canada