Nisrine Machaka Houri is a nature lover and an
environmentalist who has specialized in Biodiversity
conservation and Management. Her love of nature
transformed a hobby into a profession and now she is
undertaking the study of plant biodiversity in various
areas of Lebanon.
Wild Flowers of Lebanon Volume I and II.
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut honors Dr. Nisrine Machaka-Houri, Plant Researcher.
Dr. Machaka-Houri is not only an environmentalist at heart but a very accomplished plant researcher with over 14 years of experience. She received her PhD in ecology from the University of Reading, United Kingdom while a mother of three. She did her Postdoctoral studies at U.C. Berkeley where she received the Heckard Endowment Fund, which allowed her to conduct research on plants. Dr. Machaka-Houri has served as a consultant for many international organizations and has recently received a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund to publish a new flower photographic guide for Wild Flowers of Lebanon. She continues to be a mentor and role model to numerous students aspiring for quality higher education.