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Systematics and Biogeography of Piptocarpha R.Br. (Vernonieae, Asteraceae).

Project summary:

The project aims to reconstruct the phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Piptocarpha, to understand and compose a greater panorama of the evolution of the Amazon and Atlantic Forest biomes. Besides helping to fill the gap in the phylogeny of American Vernonieae.

Cost: $


Danilo Poso Volet

Highest degree:

Master of Science

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

University of Campinas

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Monge, M., Volet, D. P., & Semir, J. 2019. Two New Species of Vernonieae (Asteraceae) from Espírito Santo, Southeastern Brazil. Systematic Botany, 44(2), 439-445. In this publication was published a new species of subtribe Piptocarphinae.

Monge, M., Volet, D. P., & Semir, J. 2019. Critoniopsis hermogenesii (Vernonieae, Asteraceae), a new endemic species from Serra do Mar Mountain Range, São Paulo state, Brazil. Phytotaxa, 397(2), 177-185. In this publication was published a new species of subtribe Piptocarphinae.

BFG; Volet, D. P. 2018. Brazilian Flora 2020: Innovation and collaboration to meet Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Rodriguesia, 69: 1513 1527. This publication is a summary of the goals achieved by the Brazil Flora Group of which I am a member making the monograph of the genus Piptocarpha

Monge, M.; Volet, D. P.; Semir, J. 2018. Five new species of Vernonieae (Asteraceae) from Espírito Santo, Brazil. Rodriguesia, 69: 595610. In this publication a new species, Piptocarpha barbata, endemic from the Espírito Santo State in Brazil was published.

Referee 1:

Dr. Gustavo Hiroaki Shimizu

Referee 2:

Dra. Ingrid Koch

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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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