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 (TIPAs) in 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.
Unlocking the potential of Seasonal Forests to underpin Wallacea's green economy
Exploring the plant diversity of the Lesser Sunda Islands to help create a framework for ecologically viable economic development.