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Lantana L. (Lantaneae-Verbenaceae) in South America

Project summary:

The genus Lantana L. constitutes the main challenge for the understanding of the clade Lippia/Lantana. So, we aim to produce the first taxonomic revision of Lantana for South America.

Cost: $


Juliana Schaefer

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Current student


Flowering plants

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

SCHAEFER, J; ESSI, L. 2017. A checklist of Asteraceae from Pedra do Lagarto, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. CHECK LIST, JOURNAL OF SPECIES LIST AND DISTRIBUTION, v. 13, p. 1075-1090. SCHAEFER, J. et al. 2018.

FLORA do Parque Natural Municipal Saint Hilaire. Chicago, Illinois, EUA: Field Museum, 2018 (Rapid Color Guides. 953.). CHICAGO: FIELD MUSEUM, 2018 (GUIA DE ESPÉCIES DA FLORA).

BFG, 2018. Brazilian Flora 2020: Innovation and collaboration to meet Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Rodriguésia 69(4): 1513-1527. (BFG: Brazilian Flora Group, Juliana Schaefer, Verbenaceae specialist).

SCHAEFER, J & THODE, V. A. 2020. Flora of Santa Maria 2019, Chapter: Verbenaceae. Ciência & Natura s/n. (Book Chapter).

Referee 1:

Nataly O'LEARY

Referee 2:

Richard G. Olmstead

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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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7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

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