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Diversification patterns of the tribe Sauvagesieae (Ochnaceae)

Project summary:

We aim to use a robust and widely-sampled phylogeny, and quantitative methods to assess the relationships between diversification dynamics and trait evolution in the tribe Sauvagesieae (Ochnaceae), attempting to contribute to an integrative understanding of the evolutionary mechanisms that have configured the flora in biodiversity hotspots of South America

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Sandra Reinales

Highest degree:

Master of Science

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Universidade de São Paulo (USP) - São Paulo

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Reinales S & Parra-O. C. 2020. Phylogenetic position and evolution of glandular structures of the unusual and narrowly-distributed genus <i>Rhytidanthera</i> (Ochnaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI:10.1093/botlinnean/boaa008.

Reinales S & Parra-O. C. in prep. Taxonomic revision of the genus <i>Rhytidanthera</i> (Ochnaceae). Expected journal: Systematics and Biodiversity.

Reinales S, Ferreira de Sousa HC, Pirani JR, Trovó M. & Cardoso D. in prep. Comparative seed structure and evolution of dispersal systems in the tribe Sauvagesieae (Ochnaceae). Expected journal: New Phytologist.

Referee 1:

Thais Vasconcelos

Referee 2:

José Rubens Pirani

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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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