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, 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.

I want to use these cumulative experiences to help you get your dissertation chapters written and academic articles published.



Hart, Robert, Elizabeth Georgian, and Jan Salick. 2016. Phylogeny determines phenology of last flowering in Himalayan Rhododendron. American Journal of Botany 103 pp 198-206.

Georgian, Elizabeth and Eve Emshwiller. 2016. Rhododendron Uses and Distribution of this Knowledge within Ethnic Groups in Northwest Yunnan Province, China. JSS Vol 4 (1).

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) pp 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. Book Review of ­Sprouting Valley: Historical Ethnobotany of the Northern Pomo from Potter Valley, California. James R. Welch. 2013. Economic Botany Vol 68 (2).

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) pp 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).