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Morphological and genetic variability of the South American species Praxelis clematidea
R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae, Eupatorieae)

Project summary:

Praxelis clematidea is a South American species that has invaded Australia, USA and Asia. It is a variable species whose morphological circumscription is not clear. This projects aims to analyze its morphological and genetic variability as a start point for future conservation in South America and its management as invasive weed.

Cost: $


Vanina Gabriela Salgado

Highest degree:

Licentiate in Biological Sciences

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Argentinean Museum of Natural Sciences “Bernardino Rivadavia” - CONICET

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

I am a first year PhD student, currently working on my first publications

Referee 1:

Diego G. Gutiérrez

Referee 2:

Alfonso Susanna

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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IAPT community building


5.  Student's potential for professional success

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

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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

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