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The speciation continuum in Salvia stachydifolia: divergence mediated by different pollinator guilds

Project summary:

In my doctoral project, I intend get a deeper understanding of the process of ecological speciation in Salvia stachydifolia, which along its distribution is pollinated by bees and hummingbirds. Specifically, I will study the ecology, genetic divergence, and reproductive isolation among populations

Cost: $

1980

Juliana Verónica Izquierdo

Highest degree:

MsC in Biological Sciences (Botanic)

Year obtained:

2017

Applicant Status:

Current student

Argentina

Flowering plants

Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology and Floral Biology, IMBIV CONICET-UNC.

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Izquierdo JI, Sazatornil FD, Costas SM, Benitez-Vieyra S. “Divergencia mediada por polinizadores en poblaciones de Salvia stachydifolia: primeras evidencias”. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2019. III Reunión Argentina de Biología Evolutiva (RABE)

Benitez-Vieyra S, Sazatornil F, Izquierdo J, Domínguez CA, Fornoni J. “Decoupled evolution of floral traits and their phenotypic covariances in Salvia.” Montpellier, Francia. 2018. II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology

Izquierdo J, Alcantara J, Dal Farra E, Hachuy Filho L, Amorim F. “Dinâmica de secreção de néctar e efeito de remoções sucessivas nos distintos tipos de nectários de Tocoyena formosa (Rubiaceae). ” Brasil. Catalão, Goiás. 2016. II Simpósio Brasileiro de Polinização.

Izquierdo J, Benitez-Vieyra S. “Rol adaptativo de la variabilidad intraindividual en la producción de néctar y de la honestidad de las señales florales en Salvia cuspidata spp. gilliesii (Benth.) J.R.I Wood (Lamiaceae)”. Brasil. Santos, São Paulo. 2015. 66º Congresso Nacional de Botânica.

Referee 1:

Santiago Benitez-Vieyra

Referee 2:

Marcela Moré

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)

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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