Sean Rogers

Sean Rogers



Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences

Director, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences

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Office: +1 (403) 210-8573


Office: BI479D


Educational Background

B.S. Biological Sciences, University of New Brunswick, 1996

Doctor of Philosophy Biological Sciences, Laval University, 2005

M.S. Biological Sciences, University of New Brunswick, 2000


Areas of Research


My research program focuses on the ecological genomics of population persistence and adaptation to environmental change, using marine and freshwater fishes to test evolutionary predictions.


Course number Course title Semester
BIOL 528A Research Project in Biological Sciences Fall 2022
BIOL 601.05 Ecology & Evolutionary BIOL I Fall 2022
BIOL 528B Research Project in Biological Sciences Winter 2023
BIOL 601.06 Ecology & Evolutionary BIOL II Winter 2023


  • Alberta Education and Technology, 2012
  • Killam Emerging Research Leader Award, 2012
  • CFI Leaders Opportunity Award, 2011
  • Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures Ingenuity New Faculty Award, 2010
  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures New Faculty Award, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures. 2014

In the News


Google Scholar Link

  • Morris, M.R.J., Kaufman, R. and Rogers, S.M. 2019. Heterozygosity and asymmetry: Ectodysplasin as a form of genetic stress in marine threespine stickleback. Evolution, 73-2: 378–389
  • Thompson, M., Rogers, S.M., Scott Seamone, S. and Timothy E. Higham. 2018. Angling-induced injuries reduce suction feeding performance in marine shiner perch, Cymatogaster aggregata. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb180935. 
  • Morris, M.R.J., Bowles, E., Allen, B.E., Jamniczky, H., and Rogers, S.M. 2018. Contemporary ancestor? Adaptive divergence from standing genetic variation in Pacific marine threespine stickleback. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18:113
  • Allen, B., Bowles, E., Morris, M. and Rogers, S.M. 2018 Genotype by sequencing reveals population structure and temporal genetic changes of recreational Walleye (Sander vitreus) populations in Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75: 1644–1651.
  • Stanford, B.C.M. and Rogers, S.M. 2018. R(NA)-tistic Expression: the art of matching unknown mRNA and proteins to environmental response in ecological genomics (Perspective). Molecular Ecology 27: 827–830
  • Rogers, S.M., Schuqing, Xu, and Philipp M. Schluter. 2017. Preface to the Special Issue: Integrative molecular ecology is rapidly advancing the study of adaptation and speciation, Molecular Ecology 26, 1-6,
  • Higham, T., Rogers, S., Langerhans, R., Lauder, G., Martin, C.,  Jamniczky, H., Stewart, W., Reznick, D. 2016. Speciation through the lens of biomechanics: A multidisciplinary approach using fish locomotion and prey capture. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 283(1838): 20161294
  • Allen, B., Anderson, M., Mee, J.A., Coombs, M. and Rogers S.M. 2016. The role of genetic background in the introgressive hybridization of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with Westslope Cutthroat Trout (O. clarkii lewisi) in Alberta, Canada, Conservation Genetics, 17, 521-531. preprint pdf
  • Chebib, J.M., Renaut, S., Bernatchez, L., and Rogers, S.M. 2016. Genetic structure and within-generation genome scan analysis of fisheries-induced evolution in a lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) population. Conservation Genetics, 17(2), 473-483