Victoria Nowell, MSc
Bdellidae photo by V. Nowell
Mite Unit, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C6
E-mail: victoria.nowell at agr.gc.ca
MSc (Botany and Conservation Biology) 2015 – Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
BSc (Biology) 2012 – Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Assist in Dr. Marla Schwarzfeld's research on the systematics and ecology of soil mites, with a focus on the families Cunaxidae and Stigmaeidae.
Taxonomy of soil mites (Bdelloidea, Raphignathoidea)
Taxonomy of plants
Taxonomy of flower flies (Syrphidae)
Nowell, V.J., S. Wang, and T.W. Smith. 2015. Development and characterization of 11 microsatellite primers for the sedge Trichophorum planifolium (Cyperaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 3: doi:10.3732/apps.1500050.
Sommagio, D., J.H. Skevington and V.J. Nowell. 2015. How difficult can the taxonomy of big, showy syrphids possibly be? Revising Nearctic Chrysotoxum (Diptera: Syrphidae) from the comfort of a padded cell. Entomological Society of Ontario Annual General Meeting in Kingston, ON
Nowell, V.J., S. Wang, and T.W. Smith. 2015. Genetic structure and habitat characteristics of Few-flowered Club-rush (Trichophorum planifolium) (Cyperaceae), an endangered sedge in Canada. Ontario Biodiversity Summit 2015 in Niagara Falls, ON. Student Poster Prize Winner.
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