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Marcelo Rodrigo Pace


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México

I am originally from Brazil and earned by PhD in Botany from the Universidade de São Paulo. I served as a postdoc at the Smithsonian Institution, and am currently an Associate Researcher at the Instituto de Biología of UNAM. My main interests are with the evolution of anatomical diversity in plants and how novelties and diversity have affected the evolution of plant lineages. More specifically, I am interested in the evolution of complex anatomies of the vascular system of plants. Plant anatomy is experiencing a renaissance in botany, since the presence of well-supported molecular phylogenies allows us to track questions on how anatomical features have evolved, why they have changed, and how these changes may have led to different rates of diversification in plant lineages as a whole. My passions beyond science include nature, languages, opera and visiting new places.

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