B.C. is home to more than 3,000 flowering plant species; the richest flora in Canada. This botanical exuberance is our legacy of a […]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
Allium acuminatum We are fortunate to have six species of attractive native flowering onions in British Columbia. Nodding onion (Allium cernuum) is widespread. […]Read More »
Heracleum maximum Many of the vegetables we eat came originally from Europe, Asia and Latin America. The aboriginal peoples of British Columbia were […]Read More »
Oxyria dignya Wild nibbles make a pleasant treat while hiking in the bush. Most often the tasty treat consists of berries of one […]Read More »
Rubus parviflorus British Columbia is home to shrubs with many uses. For example our Oregon-grapes (Berberis or Mahonia species) make excellent year-round ornamentals, […]Read More »