Ted Pike, PhD
Born in Calgary, I promptly convinced my parents to move to Edmonton where I grew up. At the age of 12, my parents reneged on our agreement, and moved me back to Calgary where I finished high school. Returning to Edmonton I finished a bachelors degree in Entomology (honours), masters degree on Pleistocene Biogeography, and certification in teaching. I also met the two best things in my life: Jesus and my wife Betty. All three of us have been together ever since.
I taught high school science most of my life, but a Ph. D. from the U. of C. intervened for a short time. I have taught as a lab T. A. at both the U. of Calgary and the U. of Alberta as well.
My passion in science is anything to do with insects, but I work in the areas of biodiversity, ecology, life history, and evolution as well as biogeography.
Documenting the distribution, presence and absence of insect species in Alberta; investigation of potential hybrid zones in Alberta.
SCHOLARLY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Past Chair of the Entomological Society of Canada Endangered Species committee, leading a workshop on environmental education in Uganda with the Jane Goodall Institute.