William (Bill) Rowan Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

Early Canadian ornithologist who discovered that photoperiodism, the length of days, was one of the main triggers of migration in birds.

The Story

Dr. Rowan was a lecturer at the University of Alberta who conducted research into the reasons why birds migrated. He was also an accomplished artist.

The Person

Birthplace
Basle, Switzerland
Date of Death
June 30, 1957
Place of Death
Edmonton, Alberta
Other Interests
Played piano
Status
Deceased
Degrees
  • BSc University of London, 1917
Last Updated
September 16, 2015
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