Area of Expertise:
As a Research Scientist with the Hakai Institute, Dr. Margot Hessing-Lewis investigates ecological dynamics of changing coastal habitats. She also works with local First Nations communities throughout BC and spends time on the water, diving in herring spawning events and mucking about in seagrass beds. Margot completed her PhD at Oregon State University and a Post Doc at Simon Fraser University (CMEC lab).
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Prentice, Carolyn; Hessing-Lewis, Margot; Sanders-Smith, Rhea; and Salomon, Anne, “Hydrodynamic regime determines the magnitude of surface sediment ‘blue carbon’ stocks in British Columbia eelgrass meadows” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 408.
Graham, Olivia; Klohmann, Corinne; Adamcyzk, Emily; Hessing-Lewis, Margot; Olson, Angeleen; Tolimieri, Nick; Stephens, Tiff; Burge, Colleen; and Harvell, Drew, “Latitudinal variation in seagrass wasting disease from Puget Sound to Alaska” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 125.
Hessing-Lewis, Margot & Rechsteiner, Erin & Hughes, Brent & Tim Tinker, M & L. Monteith, Zachary & M. Olson, Angeleen & Morgan Henderson, Matthew & Watson, Jane. (2017). Ecosystem features determine seagrass community response to sea otter foraging. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 134. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.09.047.
Hessing-Lewis, Margot; Keeling, Brittany; McKenzie, Christina; and Salomon, Anne, “Pacific Herring Spawns Provide Temporal Subsidies to Nearshore Ecosystems” (2014). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 80. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2014ssec/Day1/80
Hessing-Lewis, Margot & D. Hacker, Sally. (2013). Upwelling-influence, macroalgal blooms, and seagrass production; temporal trends from latitudinal and local scales in northeast Pacific estuaries. Limnology and Oceanography. 58. 1103-1112. 10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.1103.