My role is to conduct research primarily with an Asian regional focus on: (1) the grape family (Vitaceae) and selected petaloid monocots, and (2) large-scale plant conservation priority-setting. I use a broad range of approaches such as taxonomy, systematics and conservation to document and understand the diversity of Vitaceae, an economically important family as grapes are a significant fruit crop that underpins the multibillion-pound wine industry. I also investigate robust and innovative tools and methodologies that can provide strategic direction to plant conservation efforts. My current research interests include: (1) floristics, systematics and biodiversity informatics, (2) conservation priority-setting and conservation genetics, (3) climber diversity and, (4) science outreach.
I also contribute to PAFTOL, to Training the Next Generation and to Science in the Gardens.
- PhD, Trinity College Dublin, 2010
- Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, 2008
- MSc, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, University of Edinburgh and RBGE, 2005
- Llicenciada en Biologia, Universitat de Girona, 2004
Trias-Blasi, A., Parnell, J.A.N. & Watson, M.F. (2017)
Nomenclatural notes on species of Asian Vitaceae
Taxon 66(3): 718-733
Trias Blasi, A. (2017)
Flora of Nepal: Vitaceae
Darrah, S.E., Bland, L.M., Bachman, S.P., Clubbe, C.P. & Trias‐Blasi, A. (2017)
Using coarse‐scale species distribution data to predict extinction risk in plants
Diversity and Distributions23 (4), 435-447
Trias-Blasi, A., Baker, W.J., Haigh, A., Simpson, D., Weber, O., Wilkin, P. (2015)
A genus-level phylogenetic linear sequence of monocots
Taxon 64(3): 552-581
Trias-Blasi, A., Hodkinson, T.R. & Parnell. J.A.N. (2012)
Molecular phylogenetics of the grape family (Vitaceae)
Systematic Botany 37: 941-950
Tropical Important Plant Areas: Indonesian New Guinea
Identifying Tropical Important Plant Areas of New Guinea, Indonesia to protect socio-economically important plant species.
Plant identification: tropical and temperate tools
Producing courses, handbooks and informal training in plant identification.