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Ornithology: Who's Who

Dr Jocelyn Hudon, Curator, Ornithology

Jocelyn was born in Lac Etchemin, Québec. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biology from Laval University in Quebec City, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Connecticut for work on pigment use and the evolution of plumage coloration in birds. He spent three years in Saskatoon as a postdoc investigating the pigmentation of the iris of birds. Jocelyn is interested generally in birds' bright colours, how they are produced and have changed over time, and is using a variety of techniques to investigate the relevant processes.

Corey A. Scobie, Assistant Curator, Ornithology

Corey was born in Calgary and has lived in Alberta all his life. He obtained a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta and has nearly completed his Ph.D. in Ecology from the department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. His doctoral thesis examines the effects of human development on burrowing owl movement patterns and reproductive success. Corey loves nature and embraces any opportunity to share his passion with others.

Former curatorial program staff members

Gary M. Erickson, retired Assistant Curator, Ornithology

Gary was born and raised in Edmonton. He obtained a B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Alberta. Gary is skilled at the preparation of specimens and mounts, is a keen observer and a carver, hunter and fisherman.

Dr W. Bruce McGillivray, retired Director, Royal Alberta Museum

Dr W. Bruce McGillivray was Director of The Provincial Museum of Alberta (now the Royal Alberta Museum) between 2002 and 2009, when he retired. He was formerly the Curator of Ornithology at the Museum. Dr McGillivray obtained his Ph.D. in Systematics and Ecology in 1981 from the University of Kansas. His specialty is Ornithology and he maintains an interest in avian morphology, distribution and genetics and works on birds when the opportunities arise.