Systematics of Asteraceae, Theory of Systematics, History and Philosophy of Science.
Graduated in Pharmacy from University of Lille II (France), a Master's degree from University of Jussieu (Paris VI) (France) in "Biodiversity: genetics, history and mecanisms of Evolution" in 2004 and a Doctorate degree in Botany from University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2011. My research focuses on Systematics of Asteraceae (especially Vernonieae, Heliantheae and Gnaphalieae tribes), Theory of Systematics (three-items analysis), History and Philosophy of Science (related to classification and homology, but also Teofrasto). My guiding principle is: what is said frequently matters less than what enables us to say it.
Aline Vieira de Melo
PhD candidate: Systematics of Piperaceae: Piper subgenus Ottonia
PhD candidate: Systematics of Bromeliaceae: Cryptanthus
PhD candidate: Systematics of Malvaceae: Waltheria
Systematics of Apocynaceae
PhD candidate: Systematics of Olacaceae: Heisteria