Géza KÓSA HOM

plant collection curator
IEB Department of Botanical Garden
kosa.geza [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 125, 153
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Research topics
dendrology, dendroflora of East- and Central-Asia , introduction of dendrotaxa, historical gardens, living plant collections, botanical gardens

Curator of Dendrological Collection and garden-maintenance from 1975 – ...;
Head of the National Botanical Garden 2002 – 2020.

Travel (only official study trips and plant-collecting expeditions)
Mainly in East-Asia (21 times) and Central-Asia, Caucasus (20 times).

Publications
6 books
10 book-sections
193 papers

Memberships
MABOSZ, Association of Hungarian Arboreta and Botanical Gardens (secretary 1992-2002, president 2002-...)
RHS (Royal Horticultural Society), UK
IDS (International Dendrology Society) UK
AGS (Alpine Garden Society) UK
Cyclamen Society (UK)

Awards, honours
2007 - “Ornamental Plant Gardener of the Year”
2009 - “Honour for the Improvement of Hungarian Horticulture”
2010 - “Secretary-General's Award” (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
2012 - Honorary Associate Professor (Corvinus University)
2016 - "Recognition of the Devoted Work in Vocational Education" (Szent István University + Association of Hungarian Ornamental Gardeners)
2017 - For high quality work: "Hungarian Order of Merit, Knight’s Cross Civil Division Award"

Main profile in keywords: 
dendrology, dendroflora of East- and Central-Asia , introduction of dendrotaxa, historical gardens, living plant collections, botanical gardens