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COLLECTION OF TERMINALIA SPECIMENS FROM MADAGASCAR & PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR WORLD REVISION

ARVIND DHABE

INDIA

Other

Cost: $

2000

BAMU

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, DR. B. A. M. UNIVERSITY, AURANGABAD, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Objective:

• To collect and study Terminalia specimens from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea.
• To examine some live endemic specimens of Terminalia from these countries.
• To study the genetic and species diversity of Terminalia from these countries.
• To study the distribution pattern of Terminalia specimens from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea by refering Herbaria.
• To collect materials of Terminalia specimens for DNA analysis from these countries
• To enrich BAMU and CNH Herbarium with Terminalia specimens from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea.
• To utilize this data for world revision of genus Ter

Plan:

• Madagascar and Papua New Guinea are Megadiverse countries very rich in biodiversity, having some endemic species of Terminalia. 1/3rd species of Terminalia are considered to be native to Papua New Guinea, hence these 2 countries have been chosen to study Terminalia. Revision of genus Terminalia from India has been completed and its World revision has already undertaken. For Terminalia study countries like Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and many more countries have been visited for Herbarium referencing.
• From Madagascar - University of Antananarivo; The national Herbarium of Madagascar, Tsimbazaza Herbarium (TAN) Antananarivo; Amber mountain national park, Antsiranana, will be visited to collect Terminalia specimens for Herbarium, DNA analysis and Herbarium referencing.
• From Papua New Guinea, The University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, the National capital city; Papua New Guinea National Herbarium; Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute Herbarium (LAE); The Papua New Guinea University of Natural Resources and Environment (PNG UNRE) will be visited to collect Terminalia specimens for Herbarium, DNA analysis and Herbarium referencing.
• Images of important Herbarium specimens and photographs of plants/ parts will be taken by digital SLR camera
• Collected materials will be send to Aurangabad by Air Mail.
• Data will be incorporated in the revision of genus Terminalia.

Timetable:

• January to March 2020 – Obtaining permission of National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, India to collect plant materials from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea (As per Biodiversity Act of India, 2002). – Developing rapport with the Institutions and persons from these countries.
• April to August 2020 – (If awarded) Herbarium referencing (digital images) from both the countries. – Sorting list of Terminalia species from respective area of both the countries
• September to October 2020 – Visit to Papua New Guinea for 1month ( Fruiting season of Terminalia) (1st week – University of Papua New Guinea; 2nd week – Papua New Guinea National Herbarium; 3rd week – Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute Herbarium and 4th week – Papua New Guinea University of Natural Resources and Environment)
• April to May 2021 – Visit to Madagascar for 1 month (Flowering season of Terminalia) (1st week – University of Antananarivo; 2nd week – The national Herbarium of Madagascar, Tsimbazaza Herbarium (TAN) Antananarivo; 3rd week – Amber mountain national park and 4th week – Antsiranana province)
• June 2021 – Submission of Report and accounts to IAPT

Referee 1:

Dr. Kanchi Gandhi, Sr. Nomenclature Registrar, Harvard University Herbaria

Referee 2:

Dr. A. A. Mao, Director, Botanical Survey of India, Government of India, Kolkata

Scoring Rubric

Your name:

Collection Improvement/Maintenance

 

1.  Contribution to the generation of digital herbarium data (digitization: data entry, setting up database structure, purchasing equipment).

2.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (processing of backlog).

3.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (shipping endangered collection to another herbarium).

4. Contribution towards improving conservation status of specimens in herbarium (better folders, protecting covers, mounting paper, labeling, etc.).

This proposal scores:

/60

IAPT community building

 

5.  Herbarium's potential for success.

6.  Perceived need, extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding.
7. Sharing specimens with other herbaria.

This proposal scores:

/20

Broader Impacts

8. The project will yield durable benefits (specimens, digitized metadata, databases, websites).

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

This proposal scores:

/20

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