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Taxonomic Revision of Pentaphylacaceae Engl. for Brazil.

Project summary:

In Brazil, Pentaphylacaceae is represented by two genera, Ternstroemia and Freziera, ~ 21 species, 13 endemic. The family is little study in the country, although many species occour in threatened areas by fire and agriculture. The present work aims to carry out the Taxonomic Revision of the family to Brazil.

Cost: $

2000

Jaqueline Alves Vieira

Highest degree:

Bachelor in Biology Sciences

Year obtained:

2017

Applicant Status:

Current student

Brazil.

Flowering plants

Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio Mesquita Filho" - UNESP, Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatadas (IBILCE) -Brazil.

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Brazil Flora 2020: This new project icludes provisions to include descriptions, identification keys and illustrations to all species of plants, algae and fungi known in the country. The Brazilian Flora 2020 project is part of the Reflora Programme and is being conducted with the support of the Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira (SiBBr).

Taxonomic Revision of Pentaphylcaceae to Brazil (Masters - under construction): The study provides the nomenclatural review for taxa and collaborate with the Flora do Brasil 2020 project, providing descriptions, distribution maps, identification keys and new species’ descriptions.

Referee 1:

Orlando Necchi Jr.

Referee 2:

Nelson Sabino Bittencourt

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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