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Systematic of Mouriri and Votomita (Olisbeoideae, Melastomataceae)

Project summary:

Mouriri and Votomita are two Neotropical genera of Melastomataceae, and has been subject to some controversy, being accepted both as part of Melastomataceae or as a family apart, Memecylaceae. This project aims: (1) to develop a phylogenetic hypothesis for the Mouriri and Votomita lineage, based on nuclear and plastidial molecular markers; (2) test the monophyly of the Neotropical lineage in subfamily Olisbeoideae and investigate aspects related to biogeography and morphological evolution in the group. This proposal seeks to perform fieldwork in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Cost: $

1250

Rafael Rosenstock Völtz

Highest degree:

Master

Year obtained:

2018

Applicant Status:

Current student

Brazil

Flowering plants

State University of Campinas (Unicamp)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

VOLTZ, R.R.; ALVES-ARAÚJO, A.; GOLDENBERG, R. 2020. Native species of Sapotaceae Juss. in Paraná, Brazil. Phytotaxa 430 (4): 224–276.

Referee 1:

Fabian A. Michelangeli

Referee 2:

Renato Goldenberg

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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