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An integrative approach to disentangle the diversity of Mimosa L. genus (mimosoid clade, Fabaceae) in Pampa grasslands, South America

Project summary:

Mimosa is a rich and morphologically variable genus with a complex taxonomy. In my thesis, I have been looking for new morphological features, the application of multiple perspectives such as anatomy, cytology; and ecology to delimit Mimosa species in the South America grasslands.

Cost: $


Fernanda Schmidt Silveria

Highest degree:

Master in Botany

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

UFRGS(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Schmidt-Silveira, F.; Vargas, W.; Fortuna Perez, A. P., Miotto, S.T.S. (2019). A new glandular Mimosa species from Southern Brazil and insights about its glandular trichomes micromorphology. Acta Botanica Brasilica. v. 33, p. 716-723.

Schmidt-Silveira, F..; Bordignon, S.L.; Miotto, S.T.S. (2019). Mimosa cerifera, a New Threatened Species from the Pampa Biome, Southern Brazil. Systematic Botany 44(1):133–138.

Schmidt-Silveira, F., Schneider, A.A., Baptista, L.R.M. (2019). The role of a local rediscovery in the evaluation of the conservation status of a plant species: Testing the hypothesis of the biodiversity knowledge gap. Journal for Nature Conservation 48: 91-98.

Schmidt-Silveira F., Sfoggia Miotto S. T. & Vieira Iganci J. R. (2018): Typification and taxonomy in Mimosa subser. Obstrigosae (Fabaceae, mimosoid clade). – Willdenowia 48: 443 – 449.

Referee 1:

Silvia T. Sfoggia Miotto

Referee 2:

Sérgio A. L. Bordignon

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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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