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Project summary:

The present PhD thesis project aims to recircumscribe the species of Oleandra to the Neotropics and provide a molecular phylogeny, validating or not the existence of two distinct morphological groups within the genus and tracing your historical biogeography.

Cost: $


Cecília Vieira Miranda

Highest degree:

MSc in Botany

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Ferns and fern allies

Federal University of Viçosa - UFV - Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Miranda, C.V.; Schwartsburd, P.B. 2019. Salvinia (Salviniaceae) in southern and southeastern Brazil-including new taxa, new distribution records, and new morphological characters. Brazilian Journal of Botany v. 42, p. 171-188.

Schwartsburd, P.B.; Miranda, C.V.; 2017. Proposal to reject the name Salvinia adnata (Salviniaceae). Taxon v. 66, p. 202.

Schwartsburd, P.B.; Miranda, C.V.; Prado, J. 2016. Oleandra (Oleandraceae) in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. American Fern Journal v. 106, p. 191-205.

Miranda, C.V.; Schwartsburd, P.B. 2016. Aquatic ferns from Viçosa (MG, Brazil): Salviniales (Filicopsida; Tracheophyta). Brazilian Journal of Botany v. 39, p. 935942.

Referee 1:

Robbin Moran

Referee 2:

Pedro Bond Schwartsburd

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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

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4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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