Peter W. Hall, M.A.
Peter Hall retired in 2008 as Senior Advisor Biodiversity with the Canadian National Collection of Insects in Ottawa and was then made an Honorary Research Associate, curating the extensive butterfly collection. During his 32-year career he worked in a variety of executive positions with the Canadian government and national and international biodiversity and conservation organizations (including three years with the United Nations in Cambridge, U.K.) in the fields of management, communications and research. He is a specialist in butterflies and their conservation and his many publications include co-author of The Butterflies of Canada (1998, University of Toronto Press) and author of Sentinels on the Wing: the Status and Conservation of Butterflies in Canada (2009, NatureServe Canada). His most recent publication is the Royal Ontario Museum Field Guide to Butterflies of Ontario that was released in July 2014.
- Management of butterfly data for eButterfly
- Curation of non-North American butterflies at the CNC
- History of butterfly study in Canada
- Interactions of butterflies and orchids
- Butterflies of Canada
- Butterfly conservation
- Papilionidae of the world
- Biodiversity information management
- Scientific and administrative advisor to eButterfly, the North American electronic butterfly reporting site (2012-present)
- Member of the North American Butterfly Association Scientific Names Committee (2011-present)
- Member of the Expert Panel on the State and Trends of Biodiversity Sciences of the Council of Canadian Academies; Report published: Canadian Taxonomy: Exploring Biodiversity, Creating Opportunity (2009-2010)
- Chair, board of editors for international journal Biodiversity: Journal of Life on Earth (2006-2013)
- Director, Biodiversity Information Services and member of the Management Committee at the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, the UN scientific arm for biodiversity; represented the UN at international fora on biodiversity and biological research issues (2004-2006)
- Lepidopterists’ Society
- Ottawa Field Naturalists Club
- North American Butterfly Association
- 13 publications related to systematics. To see a list of these along with pdf files of some, click here.
- Dozens of presentations to a wide variety of organizations from local naturalists’ clubs to international conservation societies on a wide variety of topics, including butterfly conservation and biodiversity information management.
- M.A. 1976 - University of Calgary
- B.A. (Honours) 1972 - Trinity College, University of Toronto
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Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
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