Systematics and Biogeography

 


José Rubens PiraniProf. Dr José Rubens Pirani
Systematics, evolution and biogeography of Neotropical plants, with special interest in Sapindales 
General research on Neotropical flora (seed plants) mainly through floristic and phytophysiognomic studies. Systematics, phylogeny, evolution, and biogeography of families of the Order Sapindales in the Neotropics, mainly Rutaceae and Simaroubaceae.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7595
Email: pirani@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4787853E3

 


Lucia Garcez LohmannProf. Dr Lúcia G. Lohmann
Diversification and biogeography of Neotropical plants, especially Bignoniaceae (Lamiales)
My primary research interest is to understand patterns of plant diversification, evolution and biogeography in the Neotropics. My research is highly integrative, combining classic taxonomic studies with data from phylogenetics, molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. Most of my research focuses on the plant family Bignoniaceae, a key component of Tropical forests.
Contact: +55 11 3091-8069
Email: llohmann@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4798650U8

 

 


 

Paulo Takeo SanoProf. Dr Paulo Takeo Sano
Diversity and Conservation of the Neotropical Flora: Eriocaulaceae (Poales)
My research field is Plant Systematics, with focus on Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Education, applying an Ethnobotanical approach. Systematics studies, particularly diversity and evolution, are focused on monocot species. Since 1999, my group has been working on conservation projects in high elevation areas, with special attention to Eriocaulaceae, which occurs mainly in this type of environment, known as “campos rupestres”. The group has also carried out research with local communities, focused on their environmental perception on high elevation areas and its biodiversity, engaging local and scientific knowledge.
Contact: +55 11 3091-8070
Email: ptsano@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4723528U1

 


Renato de Mello SilvaProf. Dr Renato de Mello-Silva
Systematics of Angiosperms, with emphasis on the Velloziaceae (Pandanales) and Annonaceae (Magnoliales)
My research is concentrated on Plant Systematics, with a major focus on phylogeny and taxonomy of Velloziaceae and Annonaceae. The group also performs floristic studies in different Brazilian biomes.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7596
Email: mellosil@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4780864E8