In May 2014, I graduated with my PhD in botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. My dissertation research focused on three aspects of Rhododendron conservation in Yunnan Province, China: 1) ethnobotany, 2) pollination biology, and 3) systematics and taxonomy.

I supported my field and lab research by applying for, and earning, numerous grants including an NSF IGERT, NSF GRFP, a National Geographic Young Explorer Grant, an American Rhododendron Society grant, and more.

I've gained experience in publishing by reading, writing, submitting, rewriting, and reviewing articles for several journals. Additionally, I've worked as an academic article editor since 2010; therefore, I have learned first-hand where new authors or English as a second language authors struggle. I've also lectured science communication and science writing courses to Master's and PhD students at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania. In addition to editing for my own clients around the world, I provide editorial assistance for the Michelmore Lab at the University of California, Davis.

Using these cumulative experiences, I would like to help you get your dissertation chapters written and/or academic articles published.



Georgian, Elizabeth. Fall 2017. A Brief Description of Rhododendron Mythology. Journal of the American Rhododendron Society.

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2017. Book Review of Neem: Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity. Klaus Ferlow. 2016. Economic Botany: Vol. 71 (1): 96–104.

Hart, Robert, Elizabeth Georgian, Jan Salick. 2016. Phylogeny determines phenology of last flowering in Himalayan Rhododendron. American Journal of Botany, Vol. 103 (2): 1–9.

Georgian, Elizabeth and Eve Emshwiller. 2016. Rhododendron Uses and Traditional Knowledge Distribution among Ethnic Groups in Northwest Yunnan Province, China. Open Journal of Social Sciences special issue on Cultural Heritage, 4: 138–150.

 Georgian, Elizabeth, Eve Emshwiller, Zhendong Fang, and Anna Pidgeon. 2015. The Pollination Ecology of Rhododendron floccigerum Franchet (Ericaceae) in Weixi, Yunnan Province, China. The Journal of Pollination Ecology, Vol. 16 (11): 72–81.

Georgian, Elizabeth. Fall 2014. Visitors, Pollinators, and Robbers - Oh My! The Pollination Ecology of Rhododendron floccigerum in the Himalayas of Southwest China. Journal of the American Rhododendron Society.

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2014. Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity Conservation in the Himalayas of Yunnan Province, China. Dissertation. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2014. Book Review of ­Sprouting Valley: Historical Ethnobotany of the Northern Pomo from Potter Valley, California. James R. Welch. 2013. Economic Botany: Vol. 68 (2): 220–230.

Georgian, Elizabeth and Eve Emshwiller. 2013. Shared and separate knowledge among eight cultural groups based on ethnobotanical uses of Rhododendron (Ericaceae) in Yunnan Province, China. Economic Botany, Vol. 67 (3): 191–202. Cover*

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2013. Book Review of Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the WSANEC people. Nancy H. Turner and Richard J. Hebda. 2012. Economic Botany: Vol. 67 (3): 269–280.