Aleta Karstad awarded Environmental Scientist of the Year by Canadian Geographic Society
The June 2010 issue of Canadian Geographic featured Aleta as one of ten "Environmental Scientists of the Year" on the basis of her exciting work tracking a giant orange European slug across Toronto, the first records of its introduction in Ontario.
Aleta and her husband Fred Schueler run Bishops Mills Natural History Centre, south of Ottawa, in an old General Store building which serves as gallery space for Aleta's art and headquarters for research into natural history both local and Canada-wide, with emphasis on invasive species.
The book "Identifying Land Snails and Slugs in Canada" is distributed free of charge by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. For more information see http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/pestrava/escarge.shtml