Schmidt, Christian, Ph.D.

Research scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-715-5429

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cutworm and Owlet moths (Noctuoidea)
  • Systematics
  • Phylogenetics
  • DNA barcode diagnostics of Lepidoptera
  • Taxonomy and identification of Lepidoptera

Current Projects:

  • Develop Systematic Knowledge of Arthropod Pests, Beneficial Arthropods, and Environmentally Sensitive Arthropods
  • Assess Interactions and Impacts Between Invasive Alien Species, Agricultural Practices and Arthropod Biodiversity
  • Develop a National Arthropod Information system Through the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, Provision of Expert Identification, Consultation & Training


  • Associated Graduate Faculty, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
  • Subject Editor, The Canadian Entomologist
  • Editor, ZooKeys
  • Member, Arthropod Specialists Subcommittee of COSEWIC, Environment Canada
  • Member, The International Lepidopterists' Society
  • Member, Entomological Society of Canada
  • Member, Entomological Society of Ontario

Research publications


Other science related publications

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