Margaret Mee Fellowships: achievements to date

Botanical illustrators
  • Malena Barretto, Rio de Janeiro, 1989
  • Dulce Nascimento, Rio de Janeiro, 1990
  • Hiroe Sasaki, São Paulo, 1991
  • Maria Teresa Reif, Rio de Janeiro, 1992
  • Cecília Tomasi, São Paulo, 1993
  • Regina Julianelle, Rio de Janeiro, 1994
  • Paulo Ormindo, Rio de Janeiro, 1995
  • Sílvia Cordeiro, Belém, 1996
  • Diana Carneiro, Curitiba, 1997
  • Sérgio Allevato, Rio de Janeiro, 1998
  • Fatima Zagonel, Curitiba, 1999
  • Anelise Scherer, São Leopoldo, 2000
  • Marcos Silva, Brasilia, 2001
  • Jeanitto Gentilini, Brasilia, 2002
  • Ana Carolina Bassi Cunha, Curitiba, 2003
  • Maria Alice de Rezende, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
  • Rosane Quintella, Curitiba, 2005
  • Renato Moraes, Rio de Janeiro, 2006

 
Researchers

Amazonian research

Plant systematics

Conservation

Researchers

Amazonian Research

Gracielza dos Santos 1991. Museu Paraense Emíliano Goeldi, Belém and University of Reading; plant anatomist studying wood structure of rainforest lianas, especially Bignoniaceae. Fieldwork.

Fernando Dantas de Araújo 1991. University of Brasília and Oxford Forestry Institute. Biology of "piquí" (Caryocar brasiliensis). Fieldwork.

Giorgini Venturieri 1991. INPA, Manaus and Reading University. Geneticist working on reproductive biology of "cupuaçu" (Theobroma grandiflora). Fieldwork.

Marcelo Nascimento and Dora Vilela José 1991/92. Rio de Janeiro, Stirling University and UNEF. Forest regeneration at Ilha do Maracá, Roraima. Fieldwork.

Rubens Piedade 1992. INPA, Manaus and Cambridge University. Biochemist studying interaction between termites and forest trees in flooded forest areas. Three months study at Cambridge University.

Anna Maria Albernaz 1992. INPA, Manaus. Zoologist studying marmosets (Callithrix argentata). Six months fieldwork in the Alter do Chão reserve.

Rogério Gribel 1992. INPA and St. Andrew's University. Ecologist studying reproductive biology of bats and their role in pollination of forest trees. One year's fieldwork.

Leandro Valle Ferreira 1992. INPA, Manaus. Research on flooded forest ecology. Six months study at Kew.

Maria Aparecida de Freitas 1992/93. INPA, Manaus and Smithsonian Institution, USA. Studying aspects of forest fragment conservation and creating identification keys to Sapotaceae trees.

Wilson Spironello 1993. INPA, Manaus and Cambridge University. Zoologist studying Sapotaceae seed distribution by the capuchin monkey (Cebus apella); six months study in the Kew Herbarium.

João Batista da Silva 1993/94. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém. Botanist studying Orchidaceae. Study at Kew related to establishment of an orchid herbarium at the Museu Goeldi.

Tania Sanaiotti 1993/94. INPA, Manaus and Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Plant ecologist studying cerrado vegetation in Amazonia.

Claudia Franca Barros 1996. Rio de Janeiro. Plant anatomist. Grant to attend conference.

Catia Henriques Callado 1996. Rio de Janeiro. Plant anatomist. Grant to attend conference.

Antonio Mendes Pontes 1996/97. Federal University of Pernambuco and Cambridge University. Zoologist studying fruits of the vegetation of the Ilha de Maracá. Study at Kew Herbarium and fieldwork in Amazonia.

Lúcia Alencar Maia 1997. INPA, Manaus. Ecologist studying seed germination in flooded forests of the Amazon. Two months study at Long Ashton, Bristol.

Manoela da Silva 1999. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém. Expert on taxonomy of Amazonian orchids. Six weeks at Kew.

Vera Klein 1999. São Paulo. Taxonomist specialising in Cucurbitaceae. One and a half months at Kew with a visit to Geneva.

José Eduardo Ribeiro 2000. INPA. Botanist. Six months at Kew studying various plant families, including orchids, for a ground-breaking book on the plants of the Ducke Forest Reserve.

Lilian Procópio 2001. INPA. Biologist; contributor to the Field Guide to the Flora of the Ducke Reserve; one month at Kew with visits to Oxford and the Natural History Museum London working on Acacia- and Mimosa-like members of the Legume family.

Mariana Rabello Mesquita 2001. INPA. Ecologist. One month at Kew and Oxford working on the Legume family, study of the genus Swartzia (Leguminosae: Swartzieae).

Maria Anália Duarte de Souza 2001. INPA. Taxonomist and contributor to the Flora of the Ducke Reserve. Two months at Kew completing revisions of families, including the Passion fruit (Passifloraceae) and the grapevine (Vitaceae).

Silvana Monteiro 2001/2002. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belem. Specialist in the orchids of Amazonia. Six months study visit to Kew's Orchid Herbarium for work on the genus Galeandra.

Kazue Matsumoto 2003. University of Campinas. Taxonomist engaged in doctoral studies of the morphology and taxonomy of the genus Marlierea Camb. (Myrtaceae). Six months at Kew in the Herbarium and the Jodrell Laboratory with a week in Paris.

Ana Paula do Nascimento Prata 2003. Post-graduate botanist from the University of São Paulo, completeing her doctoral studies of the genus Bulbostylis Kunth (Cyperaceae). Three months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Amauri Cesar Marcato 2003. Institute of Botany, University of São Paulo. Taxonomist working on his doctoral thesis on the philogeny of the sub-tribe Butiinae and the taxonomy of the genus Butia (Becc.) Becc. One month at Kew with visits to Munich and Florence.

Elisete Araujo da Anunciação 2003. University of São Paulo. Doctoral thesis on the Taxonomic revision of the genus Ferdinandusa Pohl (Rubiaceae-Cinchonoideae). Three months At Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Dora Villela 2003. State University of North Fluminense. Suppport for her to attend a seminar at Stirling University organised by the British Ecological Society and the Association for Tropical Botany on Biotic Interaction in the Tropics.

Livia Temponi. 2005. University of São Paulo. Philogeny of Anthurium sect. Urospadix . Two months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Maria Ana Farinaccio 2005. University of São Paulo. Taxonomy of Oxypetalum (Apocynaeceae, Asclepiadoideae). Two months at Kew, with visits to other European herbaria.

Eric Smidt 2005. State University of Feira de Santana . Philogeny of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae). Two months at Kew with visits to Vienna, Brusssels and Leiden.

Cassia Sakuragui 2005. State Universityof Maringá. Synopsis of Philodendron Schott (Araceae). Two months at Kew.

Liliana Essi 2005. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Taxonomic revision of Briza complex (Poaceae).

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Plant systematics (extra-Amazonian)

Antonio Toscano de Brito 1900, 1991/92, 1993. Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden and Reading University. Taxonomist of Orchidaceae, studying micropropagation of endangered species of orchid. Field work in Brazil and study at Kew.

Maria Cândida Mamede 1991. Institute of Botany of São Paulo. Botanist working on development of national plant species databases. Attendance at Kew Species Plantarum meeting.

Carlos Vitor Mendonça 1991. Minas Gerais. Botanist studying Leguminosae of Minas Gerais. Six months study at Kew Herbarium.

Inês Cordeiro 1991. Institute of Botany, São Paulo. Botanist specialising in the Euphorbiaceae. Six months study in the Kew Herbarium with visits to other European herbaria.

Mark Fothergill 1992. One month at Kew studying botanical illustration.

Daniela Zappi and Cássia Sakuragui 1992. University of São Paulo. Botanists. Training in botanical illustration for thesis preparation.

Vinicius Castro Souza 1992. University of São Paulo. Botanist specializing in the Scrophulariaceae. Four months study in the Kew Herbarium.

Marcus Vinicius Alves 1992. National Museum, Rio de Janeiro. Botanist specializing in the Euphorbiaceae. Four months at Kew and one month visiting other European herbaria.

Haroldo Cavalcante de Lima 1992. Rio de Janeiro. Taxonomist. Grant to attend conference.

Luciano Queiroz 1992. State University of Feira de Santana. Grant to attend conference.

Marcus Nadruz 1993. Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden. Botanist studying the Araceae in the Atlantic Forest. Four months study at the Kew Herbarium.

Maria das Graças Sajo 1993. State University of São Paulo (UNESP). Plant anatomist. Attendance at Kew Monocotyledon Symposium.

Claudia Dias Leme 1993/94. Botanist studying wood anatomy of Euphorbiaceae. Six months study at Kew's Jodrell Laboratory.

Gustavo Martinelli 1993/94. Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden and St Andrew's University. Studies of reproductive biology of Bromeliaceae epiphytes in the Atlantic Forest.

Flávia Pinto Garcia 1995/96. State University of São Paulo. Botanist specializing in the genus Inga (Leguminosae). Four months study at Kew Herbarium.

Ana Odete Santos Vieira 1996/97 and 1998. University of Campinas. Attended Kew Reproductive Biology Symposium and in 1998 study at Kew, Utrecht and Geneva.

Marilda Carvalho Dias 1998. State University of Londrina, Paraná. Ecologist making an inventory of the Atlantic rainforest. One month at Kew with visits to Utrecht and Geneva.

Eliane Jacques 1999. São Paulo. Taxonomist studying Bromeliaceae. Two months at Kew, with visits to Paris, Berlin and Geneva.

Karla Arns 1997 and 2002. Federal University of Pernambuco. Taxonomist; doctoral thesis on the Marantaceae of the Atlantic Forest. One month in 1997 and one and a half months in 2002 studying at Kew and other European herbaria.

Renato de Mello-Silva 1997/98. University of São Paulo. Botanist specializing in the Velloziaceae. Three months study at the Kew Herbarium.

Paulo José F. Guimarães 1998. State University of São Paulo. Taxonomist studying Tibouchina (Melastomataceae). Four months study at Kew Herbarium.

Marta Camargo de Assis 1999. São Paulo. Taxonomist of Alstroemeriaceae One month on PhD work at Kew, Munich and other European herbaria.

Regina Barbosa 1999. University of Paraiba. Taxonomist working on Rubiaceae. Support to attend conference.

Andre Vieira de Carvalho 1999. State University of Feira de Santana. Taxonomist expert in Leguminosae. One month at Kew.

Carolyn Proença 1999. University of Brasília. Taxonomist. Grant to attend conference.

Eliane Jacques 1999. University of São Paulo. Taxonomist specializing in Begonia (Begoniaceae). Six weeks at Kew with visits to Paris, Berlin and Geneva.

Ana Zanin 2000. Botanist, University of São Paulo. Studying in Brazil for her PhD on the taxonomy of Andropogon, an important genus of grasses.

Thais Canto-Dorow 2000. Botanist, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, studying in Brazil for her PhD on the taxonomy of Digitaria, an important genus of grasses.

Paulo Labiak 2000. Botanist. University of São Paulo. Six weeks at Kew in the final stages of his PhD studies on a family of ferns, the Grammitidaceae.

Lucia d'Avila Freire de Carvalho 2000. Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden. Specialist in the genus Solanum, the tomato family. Two months at Kew with visits to Nijmegen, Brussels and Vienna.

Sonja Boechat 2000. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Grass taxonomist, doing identification work important for the conservation of threatened and valuable species in South America. Three months at Kew.

Maria Iracema Loiola 2000. Federal University of Pernambuco. Working on the Coca genus Erythroxylum, a significant source of medicinal plants. Three months at Kew.

Vidal Mansano 2001. State University of Campinas. Botanist working on the legume genus Zollernia. Three months at Kew with visits to Geneva, Paris, Vienna and St Petersburg.

Jorge Fontella Pereira 2001. Keeper of the Bradeanum Herbarium of the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, studying the genus Oxypetalum (Asclepiadaceae). Six weeks at Kew with visits to Paris, Munich and Berlin.

Hilda Longhi-Wagner 2001. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Botanist working on the grass genus Ctenium. Two months at Kew.

Kátia Torres Ribeiro 2001. Ecologist from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. PhD studies on the poorly-understood high altitude "islands" of temperate vegetation atop the major peaks of Brazil's Serra do Mar. Three weeks at Kew with symposium in Edinburgh.

Pedro Fiaschi 2001. University of São Paulo. Botanist studying the genus Schefflera (Araliaceae) in the Atlantic forest regions of Brazil. Two months at Kew with visit to Brussels.

Eduardo Gonçalves 2002. University of Sao Paulo. Botanist studying the taxonomy and evolution of Spathicarpa (Araceae).

Maria das Graças Sajo 2002. State University of São Paolo. Two months in the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew researching the microscopic structure of the pineapple family, Bromeliaceae.

Maria Cristina Bestetti Costa 2002. Institute of Botany, São Paulo. Doctoral research on the genus Cocccypselum (Rubiaceae). Partial funding for three months visit to Kew and other European herbaria.

Rosana Romero 2002. State University of São Paulo. Taxonomist specializing in the genus Microlicia (Melastomataceae). One month at Kew with visits to other European Herbaria.

Fernando Regis di Maio 2002. National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. Taxonomist studying the highly ornamental genus Ixora of the coffee family Rubiaceae. Three weeks at Kew.

Ivanilza Moreira de Andrade 2002. Federal University of Feira de Santana. Two months at the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew learning the techniques of molecular systematics to study two members of the family Araceae.

Gardene de Sousa 2002. University of Sao Paulo. Doctoral studies of the genera Aechmea and Chevaliera (Bromeliaceae). Three months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Adriana Lobão 2002. University of São Paulo. Botanist working on the family Annonaceae. One month fellowship at Kew and participation in a seminar in Spain which included virtually all the world's leading experts in her subject.

Patricia Soffiati 2003. University of São Paulo. PhD on anatomy and molecular biology of Cereae (Cactaceae). Three months at the Jodrell Laboratory, Kew.

Tatiana Paleo Konno 2003. Department of Botany, University of São Paulo. Taxonomist engaged on her doctoral thesis on the neo-tropical species of Ditassa (Asclepiadaceae: Asclepiadoideae). Two and a half months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Jomar Jardim 2003. State University of Feira de Santana. Botanist studying for his Master's degree on the genus Faramea Aubl. (Rubiaceae: Coussareae). Three months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Peter Hargreaves 2003. Federal University of Lavras. Doctoral student currently engaged in preparing a flora of the 800 tree species of semi-deciduous forests in the Mata Atlantica region of Minas Gerais. Air fare to Kew for three months research.

Milton Groppo 2004. University of São Paulo. Taxonomist; doctoral student whose thesis is 'Revision and philogenetic study of Hortia (Rutaceae-Toddalineae)'. Six weeks at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Renato Goldenberg 2004. Federal University of Paraná. Post-doctoral botanist engaged in taxonomic studies of Miconia (Melastomataceae). One month at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Vinicius Dittrich 2004. State University of São Paulo. Doctoral student, thesis on taxonomic studies of the genus Blechnum L (Blechnaceae). One month at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Fabiane da Costa 2004. State University of São Paulo. Doctoral student; thesis on 'Taxonomic revision of the genus Paepalanthus subsect. Aphrocaulon Ruhland (Eriocaulaceae)'. Six weeks at Kew and other European herbaria.

Leticia Ribes de Lima 2004. State University of São Paulo. Taxonomist studying for doctorate on the taxonomy and philogeny of Croton sect. Lamprocroton (Müll.Arg.) Pax and a philogenetic study of the South American species of the genus Croton L. (Euphorbiaceae). Two months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Mara Galvão Magenta 2005. University of São Paulo. Doctorate on the taxonomy of the genus Viguiera Kunth (Asteraceae-Heliantheae). Three months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Lidyanne Aona 2005. State University of Campinas. Taxonomist of the genus Oxypetalum (Apocynaceae). Two and a half months at Kew with visits to other European herbaria.

Ronan Machado 2005. University of São Paulo. Two weeks at Kew to collaborate on writing of Caesalpinia (Leguminosae) section of Flora of São Paulo.

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Conservation

Maria Cristina Weyland Vieira 1991. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and University College, London. Study at Kew Herbarium and attendance at Conservation course at London University.

Eduardo Bovee 1993. University of São Paulo and Wye College. Ecologist. Study at Kew to supplement Landscape Gardening course.

Elsa Rodriguez Hardy 1994. INPA, Manaus and London University. Zoologist studying Amazonian plankton and its tolerance of chemical, mineral and organic pollution.

Claudia França Barros 1996. IBAMA. Botanist. Attendance at Linnean Society Wood Anatomy course.

Cátia Henriques Callado 1996. Botanist. Attendance at Linnean Society Wood Anatomy course.

Jeanette Miachir 1996/97. University of São Paulo. Botanic Gardens administrator. Attendance at Kew course in Botanic Gardens Management.

Tânia Wendt 1996/97. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Attendance at Kew Reproductive Biology Symposium.

Monica Cardoso 1996/97. Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden and Dundee University. Botanist studying the genetic variability of Caesalpinia echinata (Leguminosae) using molecular techniques.

Marcelo Selari 2000. Agronomist specializing in Bromeliads and Aroids. Support for internship at Kew.

Eric Font 2000. Botanist and administrator of the scholarship and project management programmes of the Fundação Botânica Margaret Mee in Rio de Janeiro. Liaison visit to Kew.

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