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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the White Flower Moth (Schinia bimatris) in Canada

Biographical Summary of Report Writers

Chris Schmidt completed a master’s degree at the University of Alberta in 2001, focusing on the ecology of the Forest Tent Caterpillar. Prior to this, an undergraduate program culminated in a bachelor’s degree in Ecology from the University of Calgary in 1996. He spent several years working as a lab and field technician at the University of Alberta, which involved research on Lepidoptera population dynamics. Recent research interests have resulted in published articles on faunal inventories and aspects of lepidopteran biology. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University of Alberta, focusing on the phylogeny and taxonomy of tiger moths using molecular and morphological techniques.

Gary Anweiler is a research associate of the University of Alberta Strickland Entomological Museum.  He is a recognized authority on the noctuoid moths of Alberta and a sitting member of the COSEWIC Arthropods Specialist Subcommittee.