Usman Dukku
PhD student

Institut für Bienenkunde, Polytechnische Gesellschaft
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, FB Biowissenschaften
Karl-von-Frisch-Weg 2
61440 Oberursel


+49-(0)6171-226 03
+49-(0)6171-257 69




Main academic activities

1995 to date


Senior Lecturer, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.
[Teaching and research in entomology, beekeeping, taxonomy and ecology of the honeybee; medicinal properties of native plants;
team leader, environmental baseline study of the Gongola basin: development of an IBS (integrated biosystems) farm;
sensitizing industries and the general public on the operation and benefits of the ZERI(Zero Emission Research Initiative) concept.]

1992 to 1995


Assistant Chief Conservation Officer, Federal Environmental Protection Agency, The Presidency, Abuja, Nigeria.
[Identification of sites and species of conservation interest in Bauchi and Gombe States;
establishment of a pilot beekeeping project at the Maladumba Forest Reserve in Misau L.G.A. of Bauchi State.]

1984 to 1991

Lecturer , Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. [Teaching of zoology courses; research in the traditional beekeeping of Sokoto.]


Latest Publications

  • Dukku, U. H.(2012) Trees bees use: Bombax costatum. Bees for Development Journal 102:7.
  • Dukku, U. H.(2011) Khaya senegalensis: An important naturalized bee plant in the Savanna. Bee World 88(4):92
  • Dukku, U. H.(2011) Delonix regia:An important naturalized beeplant in northern Nigeria. Bee World 88(3):71-72
  • Dukku, U. H.(2011) Nymphaea lotus: A cosmopolitan beeplant.Bee World 88(2):38-39.
  • Dukku, U. H.(2011) Eucalyptus torelliana: An important naturalized bee plant in northern Nigeria. BeeWorld 88(1):16-17.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Member, Board of Directors, Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team, Ibadan
  • Member, International Bee Research Association, Cardiff, U.K.