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James Hammond

Forest Ecosyst. Biologist, Dir. Coleoptera Ctre of Excellence
Northern Forestry Centre
5320 122 Street Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 3S5

Tel.: (825) 510-1232


  • Taxonomy, ecology and natural history of forest dwelling Coleoptera, in particular saproxylic Coleoptera (dead wood inhabiting fauna)
  • Design and coordination of biodiversity field studies
  • Management and statistical analysis of data sets
  • Identification, databasing and curation of insect specimens from biodiversity studies
  • Provide advice and technical expertise to various government and NGO’s regarding insect identification, survey techniques, native and non-native pests, and biotic and abiotic factors influencing forest health at various workshops and meetings
  • Supervision of summer students.


  • BSc Specialization in Zoology, 1993 (University of Alberta)
  • MSc Entomology, 1996 (University of Alberta)


  • Entomological Society of Alberta
  • Entomological Society of Canada
  • Coleopterists Society