Biogeography of Sloanea

  • Richardson, James Edward (PI)
  • Niissalo, Matti (Student)
  • Pennington, Toby (CoI)
  • Crayn, Darren (CoI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Sloanea comprises some of the most magnificent and spectacular tropical forest trees reaching 40-50 m in height within the family Elaeocarpaceae with ~150 species distributed in southern hemisphere lands except in Africa and Antarctica and an extensive fossil record in northern hemisphere lands. Yet its phylogenetic relationships, timing of diversification and geographic range evolution remain unclear. In this project we used a comprehensive taxon sampling of the genus Sloanea to estimate its geographic range evolution based on a well-resolved and highly supported time-calibrated tree.
Effective start/end date7/1/1612/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Región Centro Oriente


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