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The evolution of wind dispersion in Asteraceae

Project summary:

We aim to study the relationship between morphological variation in fruit phenotype and wind dispersion ability in asteraceae within a phylogenetic framework. We will obtain field, herbarium and bibliography data on morphometric traits and biomechanical parameters to allow us to answer the question whether exist multiple adaptive optimums of wind dispersial in Asteraceae according to multiple demands of the environment.

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Santiago M Costas

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Current student


Flowering plants

Instituto Multidiciplinario de Biología Vegetal (CONICET - UNC)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

“Divergencia mediada por polinizadores en poblaciones de Salvia stachydifolia: primeras evidencias”. Izquierdo JI, Sazatornil FD, Costas SM, Benitez-Vieyra S. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, 2019. III Argentinian meeting of Evolutionary Biology

Referee 1:

Andrea A Cocucci

Referee 2:

Santiago Benitez-Vieyra

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1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

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4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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