Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Craig Harms?

December 12, 2012

Tags: Craig A. Harms, D.V.M, Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.Z.M.

Craig Harms was born and raised in a small town in northwest Iowa, which being roughly equidistant between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans puts the state at the center of marine research. As an undergraduate at Harvard University he took a year off to work as a research and dive assistant for a graduate (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Corals chemically signal mutualistic fishes to remove competing seaweeds.

December 12, 2012

Tags: Danielle L. Dixson and Mark E. Hay. 2012. Science. Vol. 338 no. 6108 pp. 804-807

These Georgia Institute of Technology researchers discovered that the stony coral Acropora nasuta emits chemical cues when being overrun by the toxic seaweed, Chlorodesmis fastigiata. These chemicals attract seaweed eating gobies that rid the coral of the harmful algae and benefit by becoming more toxic to predators.

Abstract:
Corals in the genus Acropora generate (more…)

Selected Works

Science Writing
The Second Edition of Invertebrate Medicine was released in December, 2011. It has been substantially expanded from the first edition to reflect the tremendous growth of the pertinent literature and work that is being accomplished in the fields of invertebrate animal medicine, disease investigation, conservation, husbandry, and animal welfare. In 2012 it is being recognized with a Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY award for excellence in the Life Sciences Category and first place in the Health Care Professionals (nonphysicians) category of the 2012 American Medical Writers Association Book Awards.
This book, edited by Karen L. Rosenthal, Neil A. Forbes, Frederic L. Frye, and Gregory A. Lewbart, utilizes approximately 400 clinical cases to describe and address many of the major medical and surgical conditions of exotic animal pets.
Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine.
"....you will without doubt want to own this excellent collection of questions from fish veterinarians on both sides of the Atlantic...." --David Williams, The Veterinary Journal
Creative Non-Fiction
"This is a delightful book. The stories, each amazingly different, are told with warmth, humor and sensitivity. They are sometimes sad, always captivating. It is a book you can dip into on a journey or read before sleep at night. Buy it and give copies to your friends." Jane Goodall
Fiction
....a darn good yarn.
--Ken Moore, Naples Daily News
...well-told and environmentally informative story about buried treasure and smuggling of exotic animals...
--Rod Cockshutt, The News & Observer