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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


  • Pohl GR, Landry J-F, Schmidt BC, Lafontaine JD, Troubridge JT, Macaulay D, van Nieukerken EJ, deWaard JR, Dombroskie JJ, Klymko J, Nazari V, Stead K. 2018. Annotated checklist of the Moths and Butterflies of Canada and Alaska. PenSoft Series Faunistica #118. PenSoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria. 580 pp.


  • Nazari V, Schmidt BC, Prosser S, Hebert PDN (2016) Century-Old DNA Barcodes Reveal Phylogenetic Placement of the Extinct Jamaican Sunset Moth, Urania sloanus Cramer (Lepidoptera:Uraniidae). PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164405. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164405


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