Jonathan Kissling is a biologist from training with
a Ph.D. in botany (University of Neuchâtel, Prof.
Ph. Küpfer). He is currently teaching at the University
of Neuchâtel as well as working for the Interdisciplinary
Network for Biosafety in Geneva (www.ribios.ch).
He has worked as a botanist in Burkina Faso, Mali, Lesotho,
South Africa, and Zambia.
His current interests are ranging from:
• Biodiversity conservation (Hombori Project),
• Ethnobiology (traditional veterinary
phytotherapy in Dori region (Burkina Faso) and rarefaction
of woody species in Hombori (Mali)),
• As well as evolutive botany (systematics,
biogeography, and evolution of the large African genus
Sebaea - Gentianaceae).
As director and co-founder of the Hombori Project,
he is raising funds, planning and coordinating the different
work-modules of the project, he has organised the different
field missions and led the ethnobiological studies.
Passionate by photography he took, together with Jean-Robert
Ioset, most pictures of the project.
Jonathan Kissling’s CV
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