Kemit-Amon Lewis

Kemit-Amon Lewis is Caribbean Coral Conservation Manager for The Nature Conservancy. He was born and raised on the island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University (SSU) in 2004 and later a Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree from SSU through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center. Upon returning home to the USVI, he was employed as the territorial Resource Ecologist for the US Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Coastal Zone Management. In this current role, he leads the development of the Caribbean coral restoration strategy and overseas coral restoration programs throughout the region. He also coordinates the Virgin Islands Reef Resilience Program, the newly launch Virgin Islands Reef Responsible Sustainable Seafood Initiative, manages TNC’s Sea Turtle Monitoring Program on St. Croix, and is a part-time science instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands.


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The Klepto-Octopus and Other Adventures in Coral Reef Restoration

A thieving octopus? Dolphin volunteers? Welcome to the unexpected cast of characters encountered during coral reef restoration.

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This Week on Cool Green Science: Change & The Eastern U.S. Forest

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the Anthropocene. Beginning Monday, July 21, join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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Osprey Cam: Watch Our Wild Neighbors
Watch the ospreys live 24/7 as they nest and raise their young -- and learn more about these fascinating birds from our scientist.

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Investing in Seagrass
Marine scientists and fishers alike know that grass beds are valuable as nursery habitat. A new Conservancy-funded study puts a number to it.

Drones Aid Bird Conservation
How can California conservationists accurately count thousands of cranes? Enter a new tool in bird monitoring: the drone.

Creating a Climate-Smart Agriculture
Can farmers globally both adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change? A new paper answers with a definitive yes. But it won't be easy.

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