Dr. Nodza George is a lecturer and a researcher. His research interests center around biodiversity conservation and ethnobotany, with much focus on the Orchid family and endangered flora. He is also interested in a broad range of vascular plants, herbarium curation, horticultural science, and exhaustive fieldwork.
Since 2005, he has been working in different vegetation types of Nigeria (Montane forest, Rainforest, Savanna, and Mangrove vegetation), where he is very much familiar with the Nigerian flora. He has extensively collected Orchids from different habitats in Nigeria, particularly the orchids of Gashaka Gumti National Park, which is Nigeria’s largest national park. And these species are cultivated in the established shadehouse for diverse ongoing researches.
Dr. Nodza conducted his Ph.D. benchwork at the Jodrell Laboratory of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew UK and has received several prestigious grants and awards; Chester Zoo, North of England Zoological Society Students Grants, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Research Grant, The Lennox-Boyd Memorial Trust 2017, International Association of Plants Taxonomist (IAPT), The Lennox-Boyd Memorial and British Ecological Funds (BES) among others.
Dr. Nodza is a budding botanist with an insatiable quest for more knowledge and collaborative research. He is a member of several professional bodies among are the Orchid Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN and the Fellow of the Linnean Society
- B. Tech(Hons) Applied Botany, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, 2008
- MSc. Botany(Molecular Systematics )University of Lagos, 2011
- Ph.D. Botany( Systematics and Conservation) University of Lagos, 2018