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Systematic studies in Agarista (Ericaceae): phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the Neotropical species.

Project summary:

Agarista sect. Agarista comprises 30 Neotropical species with center of diversity along the mountains of Eastern Brazil. No recent taxonomic revision nor a phylogenetic hypothesis are available. I aim to provide a phylogenetic hypothesis and taxonomically revise the section, reevaluating morphological characters and clarifying evolutionary relationships.

Cost: $

2000

Claudenice Hilda Dalastra

Highest degree:

Biologist, Master’s in Botany in progress

Year obtained:

2020

Applicant Status:

Current student

Brazil

Flowering plants

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

My Master's work with the Ericaceae family for the state of Rio Grande do Sul has resulted so far in a summary published in the annals of the 70th National Congress of Botany (Brazil) entitled "Ericaceae na Flora of Rio Grande do Sul". Three more articles are in the process of being published at the end of my Master's (March 2020). The project for which I am requesting financing does not yet have specific works related to it published because it is the work to be developed in my PhD that will start in April 2020.

Referee 1:

Gustavo Heiden

Referee 2:

João Ricardo Vieira Iganci

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:

/60

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:

/20

Broader Impacts

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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

This proposal scores:

/20

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