Lucia Lohmann Seminar: Systematics, phylogenetics, and diversification of Adenocalymma (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae)

Event time: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
OML 201 See map
165 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Lucia Lohmann is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botony at the University of Sao Paulo.

Relatively little is still known about the evolutionary relationships of Neotropical organisms, and the factors that have shaped the diversity currently encountered in this region. However, it is clear that biotic interactions and abiotic aspects have played important roles for species diversification in the region. Integrated approaches using phylogenetic data are enabling biogeographic and evolutionary questions to be addressed. This project focuses on Adenocalymma, a genus of Bignoniaceae with ca. 75 species with diverse reproductive traits, and widely distributed through the Neotropics. This project aim to produce: (i) A robust phylogeny reconstructed with a combination of Sanger and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data; (ii) An updated synopsis of Adenocalymma, including the proposal of an infra-generic classification; (iii) A monography for all species recognized in Adenocalymma; (iv) A detailed understanding of the biogeographic history and diversification of the genus.