Dr. Marla D. Schwarzfeld

Current research and/or projects

Systematics and phylogeny of the predatory mite family Cunaxidae

Molecular methods to uncover the hidden biodiversity of soil and litter

The role of agricultural techniques in supporting healthy and diverse soil ecosystems

Education and awards

Ph.D. Systematics and Evolution, University of Alberta, 2013

B.Sc. (Hons). Biology (major) and Environmental Studies (minor), University of Victoria, 2001.

Key publications

  1. Seniczak, A., Seniczak, S., Schwarzfeld, M.D., Coulson, S.J., Gwiazdowicz, D.J. (2020). Diversity and distribution of mites (Acari: Ixodida, Mesostigmata, Trombidiformes, Sarcoptiformes) in the Svalbard Archipelago. Diversity, [online] 12(9), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/D12090323

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  2. Soroka, J., Bennett, A.M.R., Kora, C., Schwarzfeld, M.D. (2020). Distribution of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and its parasitoids on the Canadian Prairies, with a key to described species of Nearctic Bathyplectes (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). The Canadian Entomologist, http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2020.35

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  3. Schwarzfeld, M. D. and Nowell, V. J. Of pointy palps and glowing cheeks: phylogeny of the predatory mite family Cunaxidae. Oral presentation at the Entomological Society of Canada and Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Joint Meeting, Fredericton, Aug 19-21, 2019.

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  4. Nowell, V.J., Schwarzfeld, M.D. (2019). First record of the mite genus Denheyernaxoides Smiley (Acari: Bdelloidea: Cunaxidae) for North America and a redescription of D. americanus Rocha et al.. Systematic and Applied Acarology, [online] 24(3), 477-486. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.3.11

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  5. Beaulieu, F., Knee, W., Nowell, V., Schwarzfeld, M., Lindo, Z., Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Lumley, L., Young, M.R., Smith, I., Proctor, H.C., Mironov, S.V., Galloway, T.D., Walter, D.E., Lindquist, E.E. (2019). Acari of Canada. ZooKeys, [online] 2019(819), 77-168. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.819.28307

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  6. Schwarzfeld, M., Nowell, V. 2018. Metabarcoding soil mite communities. Invited presentation at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada, the Entomological Society of American and the Entomological Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-14, 2018.

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  7. Nowell, V., Schwarzfeld, M. 2018. Biodiversity and systematics of predatory soil mites (Acari: Bdelloidea: Cunaxidae) in Canada. 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada, the Entomological Society of America and the Entomological Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Nov. 11-14, 2018.

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  8. Schwarzfeld, M.D. Sperling, F.A.H. 2016. Life, the universe, and Ophion: systematics and diversity of a little-known ichneumonid genus. Symposium: Evolution of a megadiverse group: the ichneumonoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Ichneumonidae). International Congress of Entomology, Sep. 25-30, Orlando, FL.

    2016 - View publication details

Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Language

English
French

Other languages

Spanish