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Taxonomic revision of Bernardia bifid style clade (Euphorbiaceae), a mostly South American group with a large morphological heterogeneity

Project summary:

This project is part of my PhD thesis and aims to visit the European herbaria where type specimens of key species are deposited in order to be able to produce a complete taxonomic revision of the Bernardia species belonging to the bifid style clade (most South American species of Bernardia).

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Flowering plants

Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Carrión, J.F., Cordeiro, I. & Amorim, A.M. 2019. A New Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae) with Stellate Trichomes from the Brazilian Cerrado. Syst. Bot. 44(4): 826–831.

Carrión, J.F., Cordeiro, I. & Amorim, A.M. 2017. A new species of Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae) from the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil. Phytotaxa 317(1): 69–75.

Referee 1:

André M. Amorim

Referee 2:

Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz

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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)

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

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