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Summary Updated 1st July 2013

This list covers brief details of the research awards made by the BCSS Research Subcommittee. It does not include applications which have been rejected as being of insufficient interest for the society members or of inadequate scientific value.

 

Applicant

Date awarded

Short summary

Amount awarded

Marlon Machado

2003

Delimitation of genus Discocactus in Brazil

£1,000

Ruiz Vega

2003

Survey of the genus Opuntia in Colombia

£1,000

Cornelia Klak

2003

Funding travel to study succulent Aizoaceae in the wild.

£1,000

Priscilla Burgoyne

2003

Funding travel to contribute to Mesembryanthemoidea mapping project in S. Africa

£1,000

Peter Bruyns

2004

Survey of Stapeliads in Senegal towards a review book of northern African species

£1,000

Charles Butterworth

2004

Examination of options for use of Nuclear genetic markers in cacti

£1,000

Carlos Ostolaza

2005

Explore and map the cacti of the Pativilca Valley Peru

£1,000

Marlon Machado

2005

Review Arrojadoa species limits and their relationships

£991

Urs Eggli

2005

Exploration of cactus flora of Western Uruguay

£900

Luis R. Gonzales-Torres

2005

Examining the populations of the rare Leptocereus scopulophilus in Cuba for health and extent

£1,000

Pablo Picca & Fabian Font 

2005

Examine delimitation of Opuntia species in Argentina 

£1,000

Carlos Ostolaza 

2006

Explore and map the cacti of the Cante river valley in Peru

$840, joint funded with conservation subcommittee 

Carlos Ostolaza 

2007

Explore and map the cacti of the Chancay & Chillon river valleys in Peru 

$840, joint funded with conservation subcommittee 

Sam Jacks 

2008 

Explore the perceived effects of global climate change on a shift in its latitudinal distribution of Aloe dichotoma, specifically investigating the role of slope, aspect and recruitment dynamics on the distribution 

£1,000 

Adriana S. A. Hoyos 

2009 

Systematics of Trichocereus (Echinopsis) in Argentina 

£1,000 

Luis R. Gonzales-Torres 

2010 

Identify limiting features of Leptocereus scopulophilus regeneration 

£1,000 

Marianna R. Santos 

2010 

Investigation of the genetic and morphological diversity and phylogeography of the group of species allied to Discocactus placentiformis (Lehmann) K. Schumann 

£1,000 

Luis R. Gonzales-Torres 

2011 

Assess the conservation status of Pilosocereus robinii in Cuba and implementing a scheme for monitoring its populations 

£1,000 

Will Ritchie 

2011 

Clarification of taxonomic state of Manfreda using molecular techniques and morphological assessment 

£530 

Zlatko Janeba 

2012 

Exploration on Yucatan peninsula covering any cacti but specifically monitoring Mammillaria gaumeri and trying to rediscover M. yucatensis 

£970 

Florent Grenier 

In review 

Obtain a better understanding of the ecology and the differentiation of the elements of the subgenus Haworthia so as to infer hypotheses on the mechanisms of their diversification 

Funding agreed in principle but amount TBC