Research Grants

This page is used to provide assessment scores for the grant. Please use the rubric below the grant details

to enter your assessment score

Phylogenetic study of Acalypha L. (Euphorbiaceae) from the Western Indian Ocean Region (WIOR).

Project summary:

The aim of this project is to resolve species relationships and the biogeographic history of the Acalypha genus (Euphorbiaceae) of Western Indian Ocean region. We will include 100 samples of Acalypha species from this region, and worldwide, using molecular markers as: ITS, trnL-rpl32 and ndhF-rpl32.

Cost: $


Iris Montero Muñoz

Highest degree:


Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Montero Muñoz, I., J. M. Cardiel, and G. A. Levin. 2018a. Nomenclatural review of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) of the Western Indian Ocean Region (Madagascar, the Comoros Archipelago, the Mascarene Islands, and the Seychelles Archipelago). PhytoKeys 108: 85–116.

Montero Muñoz, I., J. M. Cardiel, and G. A. Levin. 2018b. A new species of Acalypha subgenus Linostachys (Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae) from Madagascar. South African Journal of Botany 119: 420–423.

Montero Muñoz, I. J. M. Cardiel, and G. A. Levin. 2019. Discovery of three new species of Acalypha L. (Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae) from Madagascar and their conservation assessment. Systematic Botany (in press).

Referee 1:

Dr. José María Cardiel

Referee 2:

Dr. Pablo Muñoz Rodriguez

Scoring Rubric

Your name:

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)

This proposal scores:


IAPT community building


5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

This proposal scores:


Broader Impacts


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

This proposal scores:


Donate to IAPT when you shop on Amazon

Unless otherwise specified, content on this website is licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY. Please see our Terms of Use for more information.