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Araliaceae diversification through geographical, temporal and evolutionary scales.

Project summary:

To explore the evolutionary history of the “Asian Palmate Group (AsPG)” of the ginseng
family (Araliaceae). Nuclear and chloroplast phylogenies will be obtained using next
generation sequencing (Hyb-Seq) and influence of niche differentiation on the AsPG
evolution will be studied through integrative analyses of climatic, functional and
phylogenomic data.

Cost: $


Angélica Gallego Narbón

Highest degree:

Master´s degree

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

I still have no publications on my PhD topic. My visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be crucial to obtain data.

Referee 1:

Virginia Valcárcel Núñez

Referee 2:

Mario Fernández-Mazuecos Santa Teresa

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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IAPT community building


5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

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Broader Impacts


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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