Edmund Redfield has studied and worked with plants in the Maritimes and many other environments: temperate eastern hardwood forests, the wet and dry tropics of Australia and Kenya, and boreal forests in Finland and Alberta. He has a B.Sc. in forestry from the University of Missouri, an M.Sc. in restoration ecology from the University of Alberta, and is the co-author of several scientific publications. He lives in Memramcook, New Brunswick, with his wife and son.