Beaulieu, Fred, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1789
Fax: 613-759-1701

Areas of Expertise:

  • Identification of plant-feeding mites
  • Identification of predatory mites
  • Ecology of soil mites

Current Projects:

  • Develop identification keys for spider mites of Canada
  • Plant-feeding mite and predatory mite survey in orchards and vineyards

Research publications






  • Beaulieu, F., Dowling, A.P.G., Klompen, H., de Moraes, G.J., and Walter, D.E. (2011). "Superorder Parasitiformes Reuter, 1909.", Zootaxa, 3148, pp. 123-128.


Other science related publications


  • Beaulieu, F. (2014). Morphological Identification of Spider Mites (Tetranychidae) Affecting Imported Fruits. NAPPO diagnostic protocol. 34 pp. (Report)
  • Beaulieu, F. and Knee, W. (2014). "Plant-feeders in Canada: tackling a poorly understood diversity using morphology and genetic diagnostic tools.", XIVth International Congress of Acarology, Kyoto, Japan, July, 2104, Oral presentation.


  • Lumley, L., Beaulieu, F., Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Knee, W., Lindquist, E.E., Mark, M., Proctor, H.C., and Walter, D.E. (2013). "The Status of Systematic Knowledge of the Acari of Canada: Tickin’ Away with Some Mitey Progress.", Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), 32(2), pp. 23-37. (Newsletter)


  • Beaulieu, F. (2009). "Of latin, dinosaurs and mites: hair-tearing and enchanted tales around a taxonomic’s job.", Joint Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 18-21, 2009. (Presentation)
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