Speaker: Dr. Robert Butler, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Robert Butler’s research interests include the social behaviour of crows, ecology of herons, and migration of birds. He has delivered public lectures at scientific conferences in Canada and around the world. Dr. Butler co-produced two films: The Perfect State, and Returning about the relationship between nature and culture. He is a fellow of The Explorers Club, the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, the American Ornithologists Union, and Signature Member of Artists for Conservation. Dr. Butler has served on many boards, including The Nature Trust of British Columbia, and has been President of the Pacific Wild Life Foundation, and Chair of the Vancouver International Bird Festival. He is Honorary Director of Nature Kids that he co-founded in 2000. Dr. Butler is also an accomplished artist, capturing images from the field in watercolour and ink.