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“Towards an integrative taxonomy of the Mexican species of the Elaphoglossum
petiolatum complex”

Project summary:

My PhD project aims to contribute to the systematics of Elaphoglossum, one of the most taxonomically challenging fern genera. I request funds to visit one of the world specialists in the genus to complete a taxonomic revision of a monophyletic group containing eight species, three of them endemic to Mexico.

Cost: $


Ana Gabriela Martinez Becerril

Highest degree:

M.S. in Biology

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Ferns and fern allies

Faculty of Superior Studies of Zaragoza (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):


Referee 1:

Eloy Solano Camacho

Referee 2:

Alejandra Vasco

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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