Jeremy deWaard


profileJeremy deWaard is the Associate Director – Collections at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph. He completed his undergraduate and MSc degrees in Guelph, followed by his PhD at the University of British Columbia. He is now responsible for leading a team of over twenty staff and students, managing a natural history collection of over four million invertebrate specimens, and overseeing the operations and research initiatives linked to the acquisition and processing of specimens for DNA barcode analysis. His research focuses on biological inventories, biosurveillance, ecosystem monitoring, and the integrative systematics of terrestrial arthropods, particularly macromoths. He is an Adjunct Professor and Instructor at the University of Guelph, an Editor for the journals Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources, a member of the COSEWIC Arthropods Specialist Sub-Committee, a Director of the Entomological Society of Ontario, an executive member of the Global Genome Biodiversity Network, and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of Natural History.