Marine ecology; marine and freshwater viral diversity and ecology; role of viruses in aquatic biogeochemistry and biodiversity; mortality of marine microorganisms, zooplankton and benthic organisms; viral discovery.
Current Research Interest
Ecology of single-stranded DNA viruses and their role in disease; role of disease in ecosystem function; gene expression responses of invertebrates to viral infection; discovery of novel viruses infecting aquatic invertebrates.
Hewson, Ian, Kalia S. I. Bistolas, Jason B. Button, and Elliot W. Jackson. “Occurrence and Seasonal Dynamics of RNA Viral Genotypes in Three Contrasting Temperate Lakes.” PLoS One 13 (2018): e0194419.
Hewson, Ian, Kalia S. I. Bistolas, Eva M. Quijano Cardé, Jason B. Button, Parker J. Foster, Jacob M. Flanzenbaum, Jan Kocian, and Chaunte K. Lewis. “Investigating the Complex Association Between Viral Ecology, Environment and North Pacific Sea Star Wasting.” Frontiers in Marine Science 5, no. 77 (2018).
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