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Project summary:

The project addresses the systematics and biogeographic studies of the genus Maripa, aiming to analyze its diversity, distribution, evolution and conservation. The grant would help cover the costs associated with visiting herbaria and fieldwork in Amazon, in order to examine specimens and collect samples throughout the distribution of the genus.

Cost: $


Mayara Pastore

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Current student


Flowering plants

Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi and Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Pastore, M., & Simão-Bianchini, R. 2017. Synopsis of the genus Jacquemontia Choisy (Convolvulaceae) in São Paulo State, Brazil: nomenclatural, taxonomic and geographical notes. Hoehnea, 44(4), 611-634.

Pastore, M., & Simão-Bianchini, R. 2016. Jacquemontia aequisepala (Convolvulaceae), a new species from Brazil. Kew bulletin, 71(2), 26.

Simão-Bianchini, R., Vasconcelos, L.V., & Pastore, M. (2016). Flora of the cangas of the Serra dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil: Convolvulaceae. Rodriguésia, 67(5SPE), 1301-1318.

Giulietti, A. M., Giannini, T.C., Mota, N F., Watanabe, M T., Viana, P L., Pastore, M., ... & Zappi, D.C. (2019). Edaphic Endemism in the Amazon: Vascular Plants of the canga of Carajás, Brazil.

Referee 1:

Pedro Lage Viana

Referee 2:

Rosângela Simão Bianchini

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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


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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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