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Regular updates from fieldwork, the lab and our Melastome Seminar Series -Virtual!

Melastome seminar series launched!

Melastome seminar series launched!

Launched!! Together with my colleagues Lucas Bacci, Thuane Bochorny, Fabián Michelangeli, Vinicius Brito and Ana Flávia Caetano, I have initiated a new online seminar series on Melastomataceae! Inspired by the fantastic...

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New project funded!! 😀

I am very excited to announce that my new project on investigating the biotic and abiotic drivers of diversification in Merianieae has been funded through the post-doc Hertha-Firnberg programme through the Austrian Science Fund...

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Pollination biology in the Alps

Pollination biology in the Alps

I had planned to start looking into a European study system, and with strict travel restrictions, now is the time. Together with my student Katharina Kagerl, I set up fieldwork to study the abiotic and biotic (pollination) niche...

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… next stop: Costa Rica!

… next stop: Costa Rica!

From Colombia, we flew to Costa Rica to continue work on pollination syndromes and buzz-pollination in Melastomataceae. It is the aim of Constantin’s thesis to test whether floral traits identified as informative in delineating...

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Fieldwork in Colombia

Fieldwork in Colombia

Finally, a dream came true and I got to see some Colombian Melastomataceae! Together with my Master student Constantin Kopper, I did a first exploratory fieldtrip to the areas of Calí (southern Colombia) and Bogotá. We spent our...

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