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Bernardini, Benedetta

Job title: 

Post-graduate research student

Department: 
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Section: 
Myrtales
Joined Kew: 

October 2009

Foreign languages: 

Italian (native speaker), English (fluent)

Qualifications and appointments: 

2005: Biology with Honours (Italy); Universita di Roma Tre

Role: 

Exploring common factors driving speciation in the large, rainforest genera Eugenia and Syzygium using dated molecular phylogenies and character correlation.

Selected publications: 

Lucas, E.J., Matsumoto, K., Harris, S.J., Nic Lughadha, E.M., Bernardini, B., & Chase, M.W. (2011) Phylogenetics, Morphology, and evolution of the large genus Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae). Int. J. Plant Sci. 172(7): 915.