Sara Lewis

Joined: Apr 23, 2018 Last Active: Aug 11, 2022 iNaturalist Canada

I'm a professor of Biology at Tufts University in Boston, where I teach Biostatistics and do research in ecology, behavior, and evolution. Among other things, my students and I have studied the courtship and mating behavior of (mainly) North American fireflies.

Passionate about science communication, I recently wrote a popular book , Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies, and gave a TED talk about firefly behavior and evolution. I'm currently working on and writing about firefly conservation ( If you're curious, follow me on Twitter @silent_sparks.

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