Recent publications:

A. P. Baltensperger, T. C. Mullet, M. S. Schmid, G. R. W. Humphries, L. Kövér & F. Huettmann (2013) Seasonal observations and machine-learning-based spatial model predictions for the common raven (Corvus corax) in the urban, sub-arctic environment of Fairbanks, Alaska. Polar Biology.doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1376-7. ISSN 0722-4060

M. Cohen-Rengifo, R.E. Crafton, C. Hassenrück, E. Jankowska, S. Koenigstein, T. Sandersfeld, M.S. Schmid, M. Schmidt, R. Simpson, R.M. Sheward (2013). Module 1 Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change. in: Dummermuth, A. and Grosfeld, K. (eds.): Climate change in the marine realm : an international summer school in the framework of the European Campus of ExcellenceBerichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung = Reports on polar and marine research, Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, 662, 75 p.  hdl:10013/epic.41554

Poster Award:

My poster, of course with my co-authors together, "In situ imaging of mezozooplankton in order to assess scale spatiotemporal variability" won the 1# Outstanding poster award at the Arctic Frontiers Conference 2013 in Tromso, Norway. and

I am a PhD student under supervision of Prof. Louis Fortier in the joint international laboratory Takuvik, a collaboration between the University Laval in Quebec, Canada and le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France. The laboratory is headed by Prof. Marcel Babin, the chairholder of the Canadian Excellence Research Chair in remote sensing of Canada's new Arctic frontier, who is also my co-supervisor.

My PhD topic is titled: "Spatiotemporal variability in the mesozooplankton - primary production coupling using optical imaging systems" and will focus on utilizing the Lightframe On-sight Key species Investigation System (LOKI) throughout the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and to develop automated species recognition.

Introduction of Moritz Schmid to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier

              Major Professional Interests:
  • Optical imaging of planktonic organisms and particles in the oceans with a focus on the Arctic

  • 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?