Capacity Building

      
CCSD’s capacity building programs take a multi-tiered approach to training for people of different educational backgrounds—from professional botanists and conservationists to university students and recent graduates to people in rural communities in tropical countries. Training is central to CCSD’s integrated approach to accomplish conservation goals and is a critical component of every initiative that CCSD conducts.

        

Training tiers

•  Field-based short- and long-term courses and internships

      •  Mentoring and support for undergraduate thesis research

 

•  Mentoring and support for the most successful undergraduates to pursue graduate

    studies

      •  Specialized training for diverse groups, including park guards, government officials,

          conservationists, and members of rural communities

      •  Environmental awareness-raising and training in conservation of biodiversity

 

•  Fellowships for professional development at MBG

    

Fellowships

     

 

CCSD takes great pride in its extremely successful training/practice fellowships at the Missouri Botanical Garden, a program that has grown significantly in scope over the years.

 

The first fellowships created, three per year, were the Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowships for Latin American Women in Science.  Later, CCSD instituted the Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships and, in 2010, was able to expand the program with the new Shirley A. Graham Fellowships. In 2012, CCSD inaugurated the Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship in Conservation Biology.

 

The fellowships, which are well established and prestigious, provide opportunities for individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree and have achieved a certain level of professional development to carry out meaningful work in a first-class plant science and conservation institution. The fellows also have opportunities to interact with the scientific staff at the Garden/CCSD, as well as with graduate students and other visitors, and to establish contact with faculty at local universities to explore possibilities for pursuing graduate studies. 

Fellowships for professional development at the Garden:

Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowships for Latin American Women in Science
Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship in Conservation Biology
Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships
Shirley A. Graham Fellowships
 

           

 

 

BECAS ELIZABETH E. BASCOM PARA BOTÁNICAS LATINOAMERICANAS

Suzana Maria dos Santos Costa - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo– Brazil - Phylogenetic, evolutionary and biogeographic studies in tribe Cryptangieae (Cyperaceae)

Isis Jeannette López Quintero - Universidad de Puerto Rico Rio Piedras – Puerto Rico - Síntomas de virus en plantas de la familia Cucurbitaceae, representadas en pliegos de herbario.

Diana Marcela Medellín Zabala - Institute of Biotechnology (IBUN) and Institute of Natural Sciences (ICN) National University of Colombia, Bogotá – Colombia - Systematics of New World Garcinia (Clusiaceae): taxonomic revision and molecular phylogeny

ELIZABETH E. BASCOM FELLOWSHIP IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Thiago Serrano de Almeida Penedo - Brazilian National Conservation Centre of Flora – Brazil

BECAS ALWYN H. GENTRY PARA BOTÁNICOS(AS) LATINAMERICANOS(AS)

Eder Augusto Chilquillo Torres - Universidad Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) – Brazil – Revisión Taxonómica y Filogenia de las especies andinas del género Ladenbergia Klotzsch (Cinchoneae: Rubiaceae): Hijas de los Andes o Invasores?

José Esteban Jiménez Vargas - Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) – Costa Rica - Flora vascular de las sabanas de Costa Rica

SHIRLEY A. GRAHAM FELLOWSHIP IN SYSTEMATIC BOTANY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY

Lala Roger Andriamiarisoa – MBG – Madagascar - Systematic Revision of Leucobryum (LEUCOBRYACEAE) in Madagascar

Dubán Canal Gallego - Freie Universität Berlin and Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germany – Colombia (studying in Germany) - Philodendron Schott (Araceae): Systematics and evolution of a mega-diverse genus from the New World

Ngan Thi Lu - Vietnam National Museum of Nature – Vietnam - Taxonomy of the largest fern family Dryopteridaceae in Vietnam

Alysson Silva da Matta Barbosa - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – Brazil - Revision of the Aniba panurensis (Meissner) Mez species complex in the Lauraceae

Carlos Alberto Vargas Rincón - Jardín Botánico de Bogotá – Colombia – Regionalizacion Biogeografica de Nicaragua