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Systematic Studies of Genus Hoya (Family Apocynaceae) from North Western of Sarawak.

Project summary:

A systematic study which will focus on the morphology, anatomy and distribution of ecology of selected Hoya species will be conducted from various localities within North-Western Sarawak. The description of the selected species will be based on the herbarium specimens and available fresh samples. The characteristics and parameters will be obtained from various technics such as Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Compound Microscope and USB Digital Microscope. The results obtained from this study will be compared identification key will be constructed.

Cost: $

1217

NURUL KHALEEDA RIDZUAN

Highest degree:

Bachelor of Science with Honour (Plant Science Resource Management)

Year obtained:

2018

Applicant Status:

Current student

MALAYSIA

Flowering plants

UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK (UNIMAS)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Lamb. A. & Rodda, M. (2016). A Guide to Hoyas of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo). Kota Kinabalu. 204 pp.

Rahayu, S. 2014. Taxonomic revision of the Hoya mindorensiscomplex (Apocynaceae:- Asclepiadoideae). Webbia: 69 (1): 39– 47.

Referee 1:

QAMMIL MUZZAMMIL ABDULLAH

Referee 2:

MICHELE RODDA

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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