Dr Anna Trias Blasi

Research Leader


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Fundamental biodiversity research of the Vitaceae, climbers and selected petaloid monocots, with an Asian focus, using a systematics and conservation approach

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.

Webedition 1

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 Distributions 23(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)

Multi-gene region phylogenetic analysis of the grape family (Vitaceae)

Systematic Botany 37: 941-950

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