Lewis's work with bryophytes featured on UConn website
Lewis’s interests focus on a group of plants called bryophytes, which don’t have the conventional vascular tissue that transports water in most plants. The most commonly recognized member of the group is the mosses, which Lewis has studied in the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness and the Chilean sub-Antarctic mountains.
“If you turn on the Discovery Channel, you see things like polar bears, which are magnificent creatures,” says Lewis. “You don’t see things like bryophytes. But when you start looking a little closer, then you’ll realize they are really interesting and beautiful.”