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Project summary:

This project focuses on the study of systematics and taxonomy of the genus Neotropical Thinouia (Sapindaceae), elucidating the relationships between species and infrageneric clades, searching for morphological characters that contribute to taxa circumscription. Besides, produce phylogenetic and biogeographic hypotheses about the group

Cost: $


Herison Medeiros

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Current student


Flowering plants

Sao Paulo University

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

MEDEIROS, HERISON; FORZZA, RAFAELA CAMPOSTRINI & ACEVEDO-RODRÍGUEZ, PEDRO. Wild Relatives of Guaraná (Paullinia cupana, Sapindaceae) in Southwestern Brazilian Amazon. Systematic Botany, v. 41, p. 202-228, 2016.

MEDEIROS, HERISON; OBERMULLER, FLÁVIO AMORIM; DALY, DOUGLAS; SILVEIRA, MARCOS; CASTRO, WENDESON; FORZZA, RAFAELA CAMPOSTRINI. Botanical advances in Southwestern Amazonia: The flora of Acre (Brazil) five years after the first Catalogue. Phytotaxa: a rapid international journal for accelerating the publication of botanical taxonomy, v. 177, p. 101-117, 2014.

BFG - THE BRAZIL FLORA GROUP; MEDEIROS, H. Growing knowledge: an overview of Seed Plant diversity in Brazil. Rodriguésia (Online), v. 66, p. 1-29, 2015.

DALY, DOUGLAS; SILVEIRA, MARCOS; MEDEIROS, HERISON; CASTRO, WENDESON; OBERMÜLLER, FLÁVIO AMORIM. The White-sand Vegetation of Acre, Brazil. Biotropica (Lawrence, KS), v. 48, p. 81-89, 2016.

Referee 1:

Douglas C. Daly

Referee 2:

Pedro Acevedo-Rodrígues

Scoring Rubric

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Scientific merit


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

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

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

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7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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