SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

Main scientific area of research:

Plant taxonomy
 
Other scientific areas of interest:
Plant ecology; Science History; Landscape ecology; Island Plant Conservation; Ethnobotany
 
Expertise description of research interests:
MS. Investigation focus on the Macaronesian flora, mainly on the Madeira flora, including a taxonomic perspective on groups such as Poaceae (Deschampsia, Holcus and Festuca) and Asteraceae (Andryala, Carlina, Tolpis and Sonchus), but also a biogeographically emphasis on these and other groups using molecular phylogenetic methods to study patterns of colonization within the Macaronesian Region. Another main interest is on historical landscape change and both species and vegetation modelling. The study of historical plant collections and plant collectors mainly those that collected in the Madeira archipelago has been also an important line of investigation in recent years, these research interests are closely linked both with taxonomic/nomenclatural issues but also with landscape use. The knowledge on the Madeira and Portugal flora is also a very important aspect of MS research activities (e.g. coordination of the Portuguese and Madeiran vascular plants Checklist ).

Contact

Grupo de Botânica da Madeira


News

18/08/2018 09:22

FloraMac2018 congress, Funchal, Madeira Island (Portugal)

Please visit us at: www.uma.pt/floramac2018  Late Registrations still available. See you soon in Funchal!  

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02/01/2018 21:55

Congress FloraMac 2018 | Funchal | September 12-15

Official website comming soon! First circular: https://www.facebook.com/FloraMac2018/ or twitter.com/FloraMac2018

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15/01/2016 11:42

New Doctors in Biological Sciences

We are proud to announce that we have two new doctors in our Group: Zita Ferreira defended successfully her PhD. thesis entitled: “Biosystematics of the genus Andryala L. (Asteraceae)”.   Zita Ferreira thesis committee, from left to right: Miguel Sequeira, Carlos Neto, Jorge Capelo, Enrique...

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02/10/2014 11:42

XVII Congress of European Mycologists

Our Group is co-organizing the XVII Congress of European Mycologists, that will be held in Madeira Island in September 2015. Registration opening soon at www.xviicem.org. 

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29/07/2014 13:36

New Paper: Andryala perezii (Asteraceae), a New Species from the Canary Islands

Recently a new species of Andryala was described by our group. The study was published in the journal Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, entitled "Andryala perezii (Asteraceae), a New Species from the Canary Islands". The comparison of Madeira and Canaries Island plants allowed...

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16/07/2013 14:13

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16/07/2013 14:12

Website launched

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