About Us

Our Company


As ABI we have been doing Entomology in Calgary, Alberta since 2014. John our chief taxonomist has been an entomologist since he was 5 years old. He has been a professional entomologist at the University of Guelph, Ontario Provincial Forestry Service (Sault Ste Marie), Royal Ontario Museum, Beaty Biodiversity Museum (at UBC) and in the Invertebrate Collection, University of Calgary. He holds a BSc and MSc from the University of Guelph and is a PhD Candidate, University of Toronto. John also holds the SFS Certification in several groups and is CABIN certified Field Technician. Diane has be practising entomology for 10 years, she holds a BSc. (Agr) and MSc. from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Plant Science from the University of British Columbia. She is a Professional Agrologist and has completed the CABIN certification program to the Project Manager level.

Our Team

John Swann


Registered Professional Biologist in Alberta PhD Candidate University of Toronto, MSc, BSc University of Guelph. Expert in the identification of Diptera and proficient in most insect orders, SFS certified in aquatic taxonomy and CABIN certified Field Technician.


Diane Edwards


PhD the University of British Columbia, MSc, BSc(Agr) University of Guelph. Registered Professional Agrologist In Alberta. Specialising in taxonomy of aquatic invertebrates and Prairie Spiders. Certified Project Manager in CABIN.