Roger Bull coordinates the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Laboratory of Molecular Biodiversity where students and researchers study mysteries of the natural world by unlocking information in DNA molecules.
As a member of the museum’s botany team, Roger travels to the Canadian Arctic to participate in field research that documents Arctic plant life. This is crucial baseline research for understanding the effects of the changing climate on northern plant communities.
As a student, an interest in the North led Roger to the Arctic to study seabirds with the Canadian Wildlife Service. His graduate work took him to Haida Gwaii and Alaska to catch, sample, and release forest bird species for population genetics research.
Roger is obsessed with cross-country skiing. If there is snow on the ground, you’ll probably find him training for the Canadian Ski Marathon, a 160 km event that takes place every February in western Québec.