The group addresses questions concerning plant biology, diversity, structure, and evolution of lineages and characters, allowing interaction among teachers, researchers, and students to generate scientific products with a high impact on the different research areas of botanics. The addressed research questions are framed in different topics, such as plant systematics, anatomy, ethnobotanics, bioprospecting, floristics, and inventories of diversity, biogeography, palynology, and reproductive biology of plants.
GEOBOTA collaborates with different research groups at a national and international level, where collaborative works with Berkeley University, Kansas University, Universidad de Concepción, Universidad de León, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Gothenburg University stand out. At a national level, the group has developed some work with Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Católica de Oriente, and EIA. Moreover, research works have been carried out in cooperation with Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, Medellin’s Mayor’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Antioquia, and Agrosavia.
Delimitation of the páramos of the Department of Antioquia. 2014-2015.
Inventory of angiosperm flora of the páramos of Antioquia and its use for the establishment of conservation priorities. 2011-2014.
Exploration, floristic inventory, and illustrated catalog of the flora from ARVI regional park and AROVA reservation. 2011.
Study of popular knowledge and its carriers in traditional medicine in the five townships of the city of Medellin: Cultural valuation and promotion of commercial uses. 2011.
Evolutionary analysis of different characters in the genus Bomarea, biogeography, and divergence ages of the different infrageneric lineages. Universidad de Antioquia. 2012.
Sporopollinic sedimentation in the city of Medellin. 2010-2020.
Main Research Results
Espeletia restricta (Millerieae, Asteraceae), a new species from the páramos of northern Colombia. 2020.
Sinopsis de la familia Amaryllidaceae en Colombia. (Synopsis of the family Amaryllidaceae in Colombia.) 2019.
Comparative Leaf Anatomy of Gaiadendron punctatum and Tripodanthus belmirensis (Loranthaceae). 2018.
Structural and ultrastructural characters of the gametogenesis of Chara hydropitys (Charophyceae). 2017.
Angiosperm flora on the páramos of northwestern Colombia: diversity and affinities. 2016.
Atmospheric pollen and spore content in the urban area of the city of Medellin, Colombia. 2015.
Flora de los bosques montanos de Medellín. (Flora of the montane forests of Medellin.) 2013.
Medicina tradicional en los corregimientos de Medellín: Historias de vidas y plantas. (Traditional medicine in the townships of Medellin: Stories of lives and plants.) 2013.