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GLDAFRICA SIGNED

GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY LEGUME ASSESSMENTS IN AFRICA: WEST CENTRAL AFRICA AS A CASE STUDY

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Project "GLDAFRICA" data sheet

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Coordinator
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW 

Organization address
address: ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
city: RICHMOND
postcode: TW93AB
website: http://www.rbgkew.org.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website https://www.kew.org/science/projects/global-biodiversity-legume-assessments-in-africa-west-central-africa-as-a-case
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-15   to  2017-10-14

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1    ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW UK (RICHMOND) coordinator 195˙454.00

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 Project objective

Despite being one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet, the description of tropical rain forests and the understanding of their evolutionary history are far from complete. Furthermore, there is an increasing need for assessing global biodiversity changes especially in tropical rainforests, due to their role as global biodiversity repositories. West Central Africa represents the area of greatest biodiversity richness within tropical Africa and with the highest percentage of untouched pristine forest for the whole of Africa and Madagascar. West Central African biodiversity not only faces the challenges of climate change, but also human pressure with the highest population growth rates in the world. This project will contribute to the ongoing Global Legume Diversity Assessment programme, that is being developed to improve our understanding of biodiversity loss using legumes, the third largest family of angiosperms, as a proxy. The project will focus on tribe Detarieae, which are the dominant component of West Central African forests, and thus an ideal exemplar clade for the proposed study. The project aims at reconstructing phylogenetic relationships within Detarieae and produce a temporal framework for the diversification of the group. The phylogenetic diversity patterns will be investigated to identify hotspots of recent speciation and evolutionary diversity and their correlation with land use changes, biodiversity loss, and extinction risks. The project also includes a full IUCN conservation assessment for all studied species, thus obtaining an indication of survivability for Detarieae in West Central Africa under climate change while considering different emission scenarios proposed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Given that the legume family has been shown to be a good proxy for botanical diversity in general, the results obtained here will be invaluable for the preservation of biodiversity in this region of the world.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Nasim Azani, Marielle Babineau, C. Donovan Bailey, Hannah Banks, ArianeR. Barbosa, Rafael Barbosa Pinto, JamesS. Boatwright, LeonardoM. Borges, GillianK. Brown, Anne Bruneau, Elisa Candido, Domingos Cardoso, Kuo-Fang Chung, RuthP. Clark, Adilva deS. Conceição, Michael Crisp, Paloma Cubas, Alfonso Delgado-Salinas, KyleG. Dexter, JeffJ. Doyle, Jérôme Duminil, AshleyN. Egan, Manuel De La Estrella, MarcusJ. Falcão, DmitryA. Filatov, Ana Paula Fortuna-Perez, RenéeH. Fortunato, Edeline Gagnon, Peter Gasson, Juliana Gastaldello Rando, Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi, Bee Gunn, David Harris, Elspeth Haston, JulieA. Hawkins, PatrickS. Herendeen, ColinE. Hughes, JoãoR.V. Iganci, Firouzeh Javadi, Sheku Alfred Kanu, Shahrokh Kazempour-Osaloo, GeoffreyC. Kite, BenteB. Klitgaard, FábioJ. Kochanovski, ErikJ.M. Koenen, Lynsey Kovar, Matt Lavin, Marianne le Roux, GwilymP. Lewis, HaroldoC. de Lima, Maria Cristina López-Roberts, Barbara Mackinder, Vitor Hugo Maia, Valéry Malécot, VidalF. Mansano, Brigitte Marazzi, Sawai Mattapha, JosephT. Miller, Chika Mitsuyuki, Tania Moura, DanielJ. Murphy, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao, Bruno Nevado, Danilo Neves, DarioI. Ojeda, R. Toby Pennington, DariénE. Prado, Gerhard Prenner, Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz, Gustavo Ramos, FabianaL. Ranzato Filardi, PétalaG. Ribeiro, María de Lourdes Rico-Arce, MichaelJ. Sanderson, Juliana Santos-Silva, WallaceM.B. São-Mateus, MarcosJ.S. Silva, MarceloF. Simon, Carole Sinou, Cristiane Snak, ÉlviaR. de Souza, Janet Sprent, KellyP. Steele, JuliaE. Steier, Royce Steeves, CharlesH. Stirton, Shuichiro Tagane, BenjaminM. Torke, Hironori Toyama, Daiane Trabuco da Cruz, Mohammad Vatanparast, JanJ. Wieringa, Michael Wink, MartinF. Wojciechowski, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tingshuang Yi, Erin Zimmerman
A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny – The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG)
published pages: 44-77, ISSN: 0040-0262, DOI: 10.12705/661.3
Taxon 66/1 2019-06-17
2018 Bruce Murphy; Manuel de la Estrella; Rowan Schley; Félix Forest; Bente Klitgaard
On the monophyly of Macrolobium Schreb., an ecologically diverse neotropical tree genus (Fabaceae-Detarioideae)
published pages: , ISSN: 1058-5893, DOI:
International Journal of Plant Sciences 2019-06-17
2017 Estrella, M., Ojeda, D., Koenen, E., Cervantes, S., Migliore, J., Bruneau, A., Hardy, O. & Forest, F.
A phylogenomic approach to study the evolutionary origin of Detarioideae, a clade of ecologically dominant tropical African trees
published pages: 254-255, ISSN: , DOI:
Abstract Book IBC 2017 2019-06-17

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