Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Hot Topic Article: Variability of marine climate on the North Icelandic Shelf in a 1357-year proxy archive based on growth increments in the bivalve Arctica islandica.

November 16, 2013

Tags: Paul G. Butler, Alan D. Wanamaker Jr., James D. Scoursea, Christopher A. Richardson. 2013. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Volume 373, 1 March 2013, Pages 141151.

This interesting paper by an international team of scientists utilizes accurate aging of the bivalve Arctic islandica to track and age changes in the North Icelandic benthic environment over the last 1300-plus years. As part of the research the scientists have worked with a number of incredibly long-lived animals, some over 300 years of age, (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