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Richard Krygier

Richard Krygier

Intensive Fibre Management Specialist
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre
5320 122 Street Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 3S5

Tel.: (780) 435-7286


  • Investigating the potential of using willows  and other woody plant species for reclamation and phytoremediation of forest landscapes disturbed by industrial activity (i.e. oilsands extraction)
  • Development and application of silviculture tools for reclamation of sites disturbed by industrial activity like oil sands and conventional oil extraction
  • Conducting research into the production of biomass from short rotation woody crops like willows and poplars
  • Incorporating municipal wastewater and biosolids treatment into short rotation crop production
  • Also interested in plantation establishment and intensive stand management.


  • B.Sc. (Forestry), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, 1983
  • M.Sc. (Silviculture and Ecology), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, 1988


  • International Poplar Commission Environmental Applications Working Party (WP6)
  • College of Alberta Professional Foresters
  • Association of BC Forest Professionals
  • Society of American Foresters


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