Malus fusca Have you sometimes wondered what the wild ancestors of our highly-bred food plants may have looked like? The wild apples that […]Read More »
Richard studies plant fossils and their distribution over time and place to shed light on the condition, history and evolution of BC’s landscape and climate. He also studies ethnobotany of BC First Nations, restoration of natural systems and processes, ecology and origins of Garry Oak and alpine ecosystems and botany of grasses.
With his graduate students, he has written more than 130 scientific papers and 250 popular articles. He has co-authored or co-editor of eight books and major reports, and served as the province’s expert advisor on Burns Bog and science advisor on paleontology. He has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for his work in palaeontology and the national Bruce Naylor award for natural history curatorship.
EducationPhD, Botany, University of British Columbia
Areas of InterestImpacts of climate change on ecosystems
Restoration of natural systems and processes
Timing and extent of the last ice age
Specialty: Vegetation and climate history of BC
Contact Dr. Richard HebdaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Achillea millefolium Numerous plant species release strong scents when brushed. In the past, these smells were taken as a sign that the plant […]Read More »
Eriophyllum lanatum Traditional garden plants often have substitute native species, often hardier, less invasive and easier to manage. The native tall Oregon-grape (Mahonia […]Read More »
Empetrum nigrum Heathers (Calluna species) and heaths (Erica species) are popular ground cover plants worldwide. True heathers and heaths are not native to […]Read More »
Cornus unalaschkensis British Columbia forests are renowned for the trees they grow. Within these great forests there are other botanical treasures that live […]Read More »