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Madeleine Johnson

Dr. rer. nat., Diplom in Biology

Associated scientist

Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants (BEE)
Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg, Germany

e-mail   maajohson@yahoo.fr

phone:  +334 67812130

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Research focus

  • Ethnobotany
  • Nature conservation
  • Vegetation ecology in Cameroon

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Dissertation

Topic: Phytodiversity and ethnobotany of the flora in the region Ndiki. Plants in the everyday life of the Banen people of the region Ndiki: the sociocultural value.

Supervisors:

  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Jürgens, University of Hamburg
  • Prof. Dr. Roland Kißling

Start: 2004

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Curriculum Vitae

7 Sep 2012Promotion. Topic: Phytodiversity and ethnobotany of the flora in the region Ndiki. Plants in the everyday life of the Banen people of the region Ndiki: the sociocultural value. University of Hamburg, Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden.   Weblink
Since 2009 Initiator of the project of the foundation of the "Museum d'histoire naturelle des Banen à Ndikiniméki" (Museum of Natural history of the Banen in Ndiki / Cameroon. The region Ndiki does not only have a rich and impressive biodiversity but also an outstanding national history that most people amongst them Cameroonians barely know. The revival of the history of people who played an important part in colonial days fascinates all the region. Appointment as ambassadress. Commissioning of national and international partners to find financing possibilities.
2007 - 2009Coordinator of the project “Knowing, using and protecting the hidden botanical treasures of Cameroonian forests” in the region of Ndiki.   Weblink
Since 2006 Responsible for environmental education and advanced training of "traditherapeuts" in the Millennium Ecological Museum (MEM) in Yaoundé / Cameroon. The mission of the museums is the development of a multidisciplinary research program that serves the evaluation of the biodiversity of Cameroon and the Congo basin.
Since 2003 Spadework in ethnobotany, conservation and vegetation ecology in the region of Ndiki / Cameroon.
2002 Diplom in Biology at the University of Hamburg
Topic of the thesis: Untersuchung zur biologischen Chlorierung von aromatischen Molekülen durch die Chlorperoxidase von Caldariomyces fumago
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P. Fortnagel
1995 - 2002 Studies of Biology at the University of Hamburg

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Membership and functions within scientific societies

  • Since 07/2010: President of "HISENJI"
  • Since 01/2010: Secretary General of "Nature Atitude"
  • Since 2007: Member of the Cameroon Ethnobotany Network (CEN)

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Awards

2010 "The Green Sash" Award for extraordinary contributions to applications of traditional medicine in combating the HIV pandemy in Cameroon (awarded at the "8 th Celebration of the African Traditional Medicine Day" in Yaoundé, Cameroon).

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Publications

See List of Publications
 

Conference contributions

See List of Conference contributions
 

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Imprint  /  last update: 2012-12-21  by: Madeleine Johnson DE