From Plant Press, Vol. 19, No. 4, October 2016.
Travel funds from the Department of Botany were recently awarded to four students to visit and use the U.S. National Herbarium in support of their research. The recipients, their affiliations, and approximate dates of visit are as follows:
- Maria Alves, Ph.D. student at Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS), Bahia, Brazil, working under the supervision of Nádia Roque: Study of Aspilia-Wedelia complex and related genera (Asteraceae). Recipient of a Robinson Award, expected to visit in March 2017.
- Nicolas F. Brignone, Ph.D. student Instituto de Botánica Darwinion, Buenos Aires, Argentina, working under the supervision of Raúl Ponzer: Taxonomy and phylogenetics of Atriplex lineages (Amaranthaceae). Recipient of a Ruth and Lyman B. Smith Travel Award, expected to visit in November 2016.
- Ricardo Perdíz, Ph.D. student at INPA, Amazonas, Brazil, working under the supervision of Paul Fine: Study of Protium (Burseraceae) complex aracouchini. Recipient of a Cuatrecasas Travel Award, visit between August and September 2016.
- Wallace Sao Mateus, Ph.D. student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil, working under the supervision of Jomar G. Jardim: Phylogeny, diversification, and taxonomical revision of Harpalyce (Fabaceae). Recipient of a Cuatrecasas Travel Award, visit during August-September 2016.
The review and selection committee consisted of Pedro Acevedo (Chair), Paul Peterson, and Eric Schuettpelz. These trips will help build institutional collaboration and advance botanical systematics.