Current Research Interest:
Classification of the threatened trees of Nigeria through the combined methods of systematic plant anatomy and molecular plant systematics. This is part of the ambitious global project aimed at DNA barcoding of trees of the world. The Royal Botanic Gardens (Molecular Plant Systematics section), Kew, has continued to remain a very valuable partner in this robust project, providing necessary support from time to time (Laboratory facilities, subsistence and even travels).
For the structure, I am also collaborating with the Sussex Centre for Advanced Microscopy (SCAM), University of Sussex, Brighton, to conduct anatomical research using the electron microscope (EM) in search of constant taxonomic characters for identification and classification, in pursuit of a deeper understanding of plant evolution and phylogeny.