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Dr. Catherine V Nnamani

Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics and Conservation Biology Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
 

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Abridged Bio sketch Dr. Catherine V. Nnamani – Fellow UNU-INRA, NFP Dr Catherine V. Nnamani holds a PhD in Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics and Conservation Biology from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and M.S.c Palynology/Paloaecology. Her research interest spans from all aspects of Plant Taxonomy, Melliso-environmental Dynamics of Flora based on multiproxy of palynomorphors, Conservation Biology of Neglected and Underutilized Plant Genetic Resources for food and nutrient security. She is the Initiator and Leader of Biodiversity 4 Bio-Happiness Initiative (BBHI) Research Group. Members of BBHI are proactive researchers and advocates of Neglected and Underutilized Plant Genetic Resources for food and nutrient security in the face of changing climate scenario. Dr Catherine V. Nnamani is a Fellow of UNU-INRA and Wageningen -Netherlands Alumnus. She has been an invited speaker in both national and international conferences and has published many of her research works in high index ranked journals both in nationally and internationally. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with African Academy of Science (AAS) and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) under the ‘‘Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) for Sub-Saharan Africa funded by DfID. Her Postdoctoral research is focused on “Characterization of genetic variability of Sphenostylis stenocarpa A. Rich Harms., (African Yam Bean) accessions for seed quality using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSRs) for food security in climate changing scenario.”