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Systematic, phylogenetic, and biogeographic studies in Polygala (Polygalaceae) with emphasis on Andean-Patagonian species (sect. Clinclinia and Monninopsis)

Project summary:

To study Polygala sections Clinclinia DC. and Monninopsis A.Gray in a systematic, phylogenetic, and biogeographic approaches. Several species in these groups remain unknown, and names involved need revision, especially the species in the northern and southern extremes of the distribution.

Cost: $


Agustina Martinez

Highest degree:

Ph.D. student

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Instituto de Botánica Darwinion (SI)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Martinez, A; F. O. Zuloaga; J. F. Pastore. 2018. Typification of names and nomenclatural notes on the South Andean and Patagonian species of Polygala Linnaeus (Polygalaceae). Phytotaxa, 2018, vol. 383 (2), 219-224

Martinez, A.; J. M. Acosta; M. Mota, J. F. B. Pastore. 2020. A New Species of Monrosia (Polygalaceae) from Argentina and Revision of this Formerly Monotypic Genus Endemic to the Southern Andes. Systematic Botany. In Review

Referee 1:

Fernando Zuloaga

Referee 2:

José Floriano Barêa Pastore

Scoring Rubric

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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)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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