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 »
Curator of the climate change exhibit, Richard uses his research with 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 120 scientific papers and 250 popular articles. He has been co-author or co-editor of eight books and major reports, and serves as the province’s expert advisor on Burns Bog and science advisor on paleontology.
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: email@example.com
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 »
Amelanchier alnifolia Northern North America is not known as a source of important of fruit crops. Most of our familiar fruits such as […]Read More »