Rob Butler is a senior research scientist with the Canadian
government and an adjunct professor of biological sciences at
Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Dr.
Butler’s research has been reported on national science radio
programs, featured on television and in magazines. He has served
on the executive of scientific societies and has received
several awards for his research and conservation work.
specialty is ornithology where he is recognized as an authority
on the ecology of herons and shorebirds. He has written many
scholarly publications and authored several books for over 30
years. His advice is sought internationally by foreign
governments and non-government organizations for issues such as
avian influenza, international designations for important
habitats, pollution clean up, and development proposals.
Dr. Butler earned his doctoral degree from the University of
British Columbia and he lives in New Westminster overlooking the