Aspects of Brazilian Floristic Diversity: From Botany to Traditional Communities


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Aspects of Brazilian Floristic Diversity: From Botany to Traditional Communities Editors: Barbara de Sa Haiad, Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
Illustrations and other contents: 150 Tables, color; 150 Illustrations, color; 100 Illustrations, black and white; Approx. 300 p. 250 illus., 150 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783031074523 Categories: , , , , , ,

Aspects of Brazilian Floristic Diversity: From Botany to Traditional Communities offers a unique approach in floristic diversity of the Neotropical region, specifically encompassing the Brazilian flora. This volume combines both theoretical and applied aspects of scientific making knowledge in different perspectives of Botanical Science. In this volume, botanical specialists discuss the many different approaches of taxonomic, reproductive, ecological and ethnobotanical aspects of Brazilian floristic diversity, thereby enlightening the global interest in Neotropical species, in particular those from the Brazilian territory. The book addresses relevant questions from many points of view, including anatomy, reproduction, palinology, conservation and ethnobotany, creating an in-depth perception of the flora in its complexity constitution. The book provides a comprehensive outlook on Botany Sciences, considering the history and traditional knowledge of plants, and relating it to contemporary problems and concerns of flora conservation today. With this current perspective, this book reaches a vast audience from the research lines of Botany, and encompasses a broader and interdisciplinary understanding of Aspects of Brazilian Floristic Diversity.

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Author Biography

Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, graduated in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Master's and PhD in Biological Sciences (Botany) and Postdoctoral fellow in Botany and Ecology. Educator at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2012), Federal University of Campina Grande (2013-2018) and National Museum/ Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (since 2018), belonging to its Department of Botany and Postgraduate Program in Biological Sciences (Botany). She has held the Secretariat and Presidency of Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology (2009-2010, 2011-2012) and representative of the Ethnobotany Group of the Botanical Society of Brazil (2015-2017). She promoted scientific exhibitions in the Monasteries of Sao Bento, Brazil (Olinda - PE, 2011; Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 2013) and another one during the National Congress of Botany (Santos - SP, 2015), with the exhibition of items of biocultural collections of some institutions. Her interdisciplinary perspective of investigation searches for a dialog between Ethnoscience, with emphasis on Ethnobotany, History, Museology, Education and Biocultural Heritage. Barbara de Sa Haiad is a professor at the Botany Department and at the Postgraduate Program in Biological Sciences (Botany), National Museum/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), supervising Undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral students. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences (Ecology) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a master's degree and a PhD in Biological Sciences (Botany) from the same University, and a Postdoctoral fellow in Plant Secretory Structures at the Sao Paulo State University. She is interested on embryophyte morphology, with emphasis on reproductive axis' anatomy, mainly on floral anatomy, development and floral secretory structures.