CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier

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Moritz Schmid

PhD Student

Contact information:

Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2068,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone: 418-656-2131 ext. 7740
Fax: 418-656-2339
Email :

Education:

Ph D. Marine Oceanography (2012 - Present)
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier
Joint International Laboratory "Takuvik"
ULaval (Canada) - CNRS (France)
Dissertation topic: Spatiotemporal variability in the meszooplankton - primary production coupling using optical imaging systems (Supervisor: Louis Fortier, Co-supervisor: Marcel Babin)

M. Sc. Integrated bi-national Master of International Nature Conservation (2010 - 2012)
Department of Conservation Biology, University of Göttingen, Germany and Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation, University of Lincoln, New Zealand
Dissertation topic: Model-predicting the effect of freshwater inflow on saltwater layers, migration and life history of zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean: Towards scenarios and future trends (Supervisor: Falk Huettmann, Co-supervisor: Michael Muehlenberg)

B. Sc. Biology (2007-2010)
University of Göttingen, Germany (Supervisor: Eckhard Gottschalk, Co-supervisor: Mark Maraun)

Dissertation topic: Analysis of the feeding ecology of the red kite (Milvus milvus) by prey-delivery videography

Peer reviewed publications:

Huettmann, F., K. A. Herrick, A. Baltensberger, G. Humphries , K. Miller, T.C. Mullet, S. Oppel, I. Rutzen, M. S. Schmid and B. Young: Use of Machine Learning for Wildlife and Biodiversity Habitat Associations: An overview of applications and an outlook with a focus on global technology, ecology, science culture and sustainability. In review. Journal of Animal Ecology SPECIAL FEATURE 'Location Only Data' (eds. B. Manly, L. McDonald, W. Thogmartin and F. Huettmann)

Baltensperger, A.P., T.C. Mullet, M.S. Schmid, G.R.W. Humphries, L. Kövér and F. Huettmann: Seasonal observations and machine-learning-based niche model predictions for the common raven (Corvus corax) in the urban, subarctic environment of Fairbanks, Alaska. Submitted to Polar Biology.

Schmid, M.S., F. Huettmann and I. Polyakov: In preparation. A meta-analysis of future predictions and a changing ecological niche for zooplankton based on depth, presence/absence and life stages.

Humphries, G.R.W., S. Hammer, S. Flemming, R. Orben, P. Kappes, M. Kappes, M.S. Schmid, K. McOmber, H. Major, E. Weiser, K. Hirata, E. Magnusdottir and F. Mcduie: In preparation. Guidelines on fostering a healthy relationship between junior seabird scientists and the global seabird community.

Schmid, M.S. and F. Huettmann: In preparation. Spatial distribution of thick epiphyte layers and related parameters on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada): To assess habitat suitability for marbled murrelets and to address climate change questions.

Reports:

Schmid, M.S. and F. Huettmann: In preparation. A pilot study to estimate carbon stock according to the REDD framework at two tropical sites (La Suerte, Costa Rica; Ometepe, Nicaragua). A report for The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy. Miami, Florida, USA.

Schmid, M.S. 2011: Predicting spatial distribution of thick epiphyte layers and related parameters on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada) in order to assess habitat suitability for marbled murrelets and to address climate change questions. MINC Internship report. Center for Nature Conservation, University of Goettingen/Germany.

Selected oral presentations *presenting author:

Schmid, M.S.*, C. Aubry, J. Grigor and L. Fortier. 2012 : Assessing spatiotemporal variability in the mesozooplankton using a newly developed plankton imaging system - First experiences from the BaySys 2012 expedition in Hudson Bay. ArcticNet Annual Conference, Dec 2012, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Schmid, M.S.*, F. Huettmann and I. Polyakov. 2012: Model-predicting the effect of freshwater inflow on migration and life history of zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean: Towards scenarios and future trends. Midnight Sun Science Symposium, Mar 2012, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

Schmid, M.S.*, F. Huettmann and I. Polyakov. 2011: Model-predicting the effect of freshwater inflow on migration and life history of zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean: Towards scenarios and future trends. An update on the state of my M.Sc. thesis. Life Science Seminar Series, Dec 2011, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, USA.

Selected poster presentations *presenting author:

Schmid, M.S.*, C. Aubry, J. Grigor and L. Fortier. 2013 (upcoming): In situ imaging of mesozooplankton in order to assess fine scale spatiotemporal variability: Experiences from the BaySys 2012 expedition in Hudson Bay. Arctic Frontiers Conference, Jan 2013, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Troms, Norway.

Schmid, M.S.*, C. Aubry, J. Grigor and L. Fortier. 2012: Assessing spatiotemporal variability in the mesozooplankton using a newly developed plankton imaging system - First experiences from the BaySys 2012 expedition in Hudson Bay. Quebec-Ocean Annual Meeting, Nov 2012, Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Schmid, M.S.*, F. Huettmann and I. Polyakov. 2012: Model-predicting the effect of freshwater inflow on saltwater layers, migration and life history of zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean: Towards scenarios and future trends. IPY Conference 2012, Apr 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Schmid, M.S.  and F. Huettmann*. 2011: Model-predicting thick epiphyte layers and related parameters on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada) in order to assess habitat suitability for marbled murrelets and to address climate change questions. US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Apr 2011, Portland, OR, USA.


Research interests:

  • Zooplankton under changing climate, future climate predictions, epiphytes and seabirds, carbon inventories and rainforest ecology
  • Biogeography, spatial ecology and modeling, machine learning algorithms, advancement in statistical procedures
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Society and nature: How is the status of the environment linked to economical well-being?

 

Outreach:

  • Organizing Committee member and aiding website programmer of seabirds.net
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