I am a PhD student pursuing PhD in Agricultural and Applied Biosciences (Taught PhD) in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment since 2018 to date. I have successfully completed the Coursework and has embarked on the research components. I completed my MSc. in Environment and Natural Resources from Makerere University in 2016 having earlier obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology from Makerere University in 2004. My MSc. studies were partly funded by Horizont 3000, an Austrian Organization based in Kansanga, Kampala, and Gulu University funded the research component. The MSc. research was on “Utilization of Medicinal Plants in Ikumbya Sub-County, Luuka District, Uganda”. This research has enabled me develop in-depth knowledge in ethnobotanicaland taxonomic studies and has furthered my interest in the field of botany, ethnobotany, ecology, climate change and environmental studies. Currently, I am carrying out planttaxonomy and to lesser extent animal taxonomy for many researchers engaged in plants and animal studies.


BSc. Botany & Zoology (Hons), Makerere University, MSc. Environment and Natural Resources, Plan “A”, Makerere University.

Research Interests

My research interest is in the field of Plant Sciences especially Botany, Ethnobotany, Taxonomy, Environment and Natural Resources. The aim is to study plants, its medicinal values, know their Botanical Nomenclature in relation to their uses; look at plants as modifier of our environment and appreciate nature based on their contributions to life on earth. I am motivated by the many benefits we derive from plants in reference to food supply, herbal medicines, for examples Covidex and Covilyce;concoctions for management of Corona disease; Carbon sequestration etc. I have researched on medicinal plants used for treating many conditions and still looking forward to uncover many herbal plants of great importance in management of the many diseases /conditions and improvement of socioeconomic livelihood in tropical Africa.


Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga, Kalori Baana, Karlmax Rutaro, Robert Opoke, Francis Atube, Hector Opika-Opoka, Christine Oryema . (2020) . An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of malaria in Budondo sub-county, Eastern Uganda . Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 19



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