Taxonomy

TAXONOMY

Tropical forests harbour the highest biological diversity on Earth and documenting their plant diversity is a global taxonomic priority. Part of my research aims to catalog and understand the morphological and evolutionary relationships in the tropical plant families Melastomataceae, palms (Arecaceae), and tree ferns (Cyatheaceae). This is done through a combination of expeditions and herbarium research.

 

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United Kingdom (RBG Kew)

Dr. Tim Utteridge

Dr. David Frodin

Dr. Oscar Alejandro Perez Escobar

Dr. Lisa Pokorny

Dr. William Baker

Lucy Smith

Shee Zhi Qiang

Peter Petoe

Tom McCarter

 

Netherlands (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

Dr. Jan Frits Veldkamp

Dr. Jeannette Ridder Numan

 

Switzerland (University of Zurich)

Dr. Michael Kessler

 

Germany (University of Bonn)

Dr. Marcus Lehnert

 

Colombia (Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó)

Juan Carlos Copete Maturana

 

Melastomataceae

Indonesia

Palms - Colombia

Palms - New Guinea

Tree Ferns - New Guinea

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