30 September 2023

Celebrating the work of Brazilian Leguminologists

The 8ILC Organizing Committee has selected seven Brazilian legume researchers who have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge about the legume family throughout their careers, by publishing widely on the systematics and phylogenetics of the family and by teaching and mentoring the next generation of students. The 8ILC Organizing Committee also recognized three major plant collectors, each having collected more than 3000 legume numbers, for their contribution to legume research.

Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi (Universidade Estadual de Campinas): has published 113 new legume taxa (including two new genera: Guianodendron and Limadendron) in 138 papers, 1 book and 5 book chapters, and supervised 38 students, 17 at PhD level.
Angela Maria Studart da Fonseca Vaz Angela Maria Studart da Fonseca Vaz (Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro): has published 38 new legume taxa in 40 papers, 2 books and 18 book chapters, and supervised 5 students, 1 at PhD level.
Haroldo Cavalcante de Lima Haroldo Cavalcante de Lima (Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro): has published 101 new legume taxa (including three new genera: Grazielodendron, Paubrasilia and Staminodianthus) in 91 papers, 3 books and 36 book chapters, and supervised 54 students, 11 at PhD level. In addition, Haroldo has collected 4132 legume collections covering 901 species in 196 genera.
José Francisco Montenegro Valls José Francisco Montenegro Valls (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária): has published 46 new taxa (18 legumes) in 169 papers, 4 books and 38 book chapters, and supervised 73 students, 14 at PhD level. José has collected more than 5000 legume collections since he started collecting plants in 1969.
Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana): has published 203 new legume taxa (including 11 new genera: Afrocalliandra, Caetangil, Cerradicola, Delgadoa, Lachesiodendron, Lackeya, Mantiqueira, Marlimorimia, Nanogalactia, Staminodianthus, and Tabaroa) in 244 papers, 8 books and 27 book chapters, and supervised 73 students, 24 at PhD level. Luciano has collected at least 4755 legume collections representing 988 species in 196 genera.
Marli Pires Morim Marli Pires Morim (Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro): has published 59 legume taxa in 56 papers, 6 books and 20 book chapters, and supervised 17 students, 5 at PhD level.
Silvia Teresinha Sfoggia Miotto Silvia Teresinha Sfoggia Miotto (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul): has published 31 new taxa (15 legumes) in 117 papers, 4 books and 82 book chapters, and supervised 43 students, 19 at PhD level.
Glocimar Pereira da Silva Glocimar Pereira da Silva (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária): 3300 legume collections representing 652 species in 144 genera.
Maria Lenise Silva Guedes Maria Lenise Silva Guedes (Universidade Federal da Bahia): 4175 collections covering 605 species in 166 genera.
Vinicius Castro Souza Vinicius Castro Souza (Universidade de São Paulo/ESALQ): 3424 collections representing 673 species in 144 genera.