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 »
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
Oemleria cerasiformis Spring arrives early in southwestern British Columbia, and many plants waste no time producing flowers. June or Indian Plum, known botanically […]Read More »
Acer macrophyllum We have long recognized the vital role of shade trees in creating a pleasant environment around our homes. Most shade tree […]Read More »
Sedum spathulifolium British Columbia is full of rocks, and rocks are not hospitable places to make a living. One group of plants, the […]Read More »
Mahonia aquifolium British Columbia is home to a diverse collection of gorgeous native shrubs. Many of them produce edible wild fruit too. Few […]Read More »