Manuel de la Estrella

Manuel de la Estrella
University of Cordoba (Spain) | UCO · Department of Botany, Ecology and Plant Physiology

PhD

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July 2013 - December 2014
Université de Montréal
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2010 - January 2013
Universidad de Córdoba (España)
Description
  • Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Researcher
October 2004 - December 2008
Spanish National Research Council
Description
  • PhD student

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Publications (83)
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African tropical forests are generally considered less diverse than their Neotropical and Asian counterparts. By contrast, the Detarioideae is much more diverse in Africa than in South America and Asia. To better understand the evolution of this contrasting diversity pattern, we investigated the biogeographical and ecological origin of this subfami...
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Detarioideae (81 genera, c. 760 species) is one of the six Leguminosae subfamilies recently reinstated by the Legume Phylogeny Working Group. This subfamily displays high morphological variability and is one of the early branching clades in the evolution of legumes. Using previously published and newly generated sequences from four loci (matK-trnK,...
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The flora of the Neotropics is unmatched in its diversity, however the mechanisms by which diversity has accumulated are debated and largely unclear. The Brownea clade (Leguminosae) is a characteristic component of the Neotropical flora, and the species within it are diverse in their floral morphology, attracting a wide variety of pollinators. This...
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The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies. This new classification uses as its framework the most comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of legumes to date, based on plastid matK...
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Phenotypes promoting dispersal over ecological timescales may have macroevolutionary consequences, such as long‐distance dispersal and diversification. However, whether dispersal traits explain the distribution of pantropical plant groups remains unclear. Here we reconstruct the biogeographical history of a tree clade to assess whether seed dispers...
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Aim Phenotypes which evolved for dispersal over ecological timescales may lead to significant macroevolutionary consequences, such as infrequent long-distance dispersal and diversification in novel environments. We aimed to reconstruct the phylogenetic history of Pterocarpus (Leguminosae/ Fabaceae) to assess whether seed dispersal phenotypes help t...
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Aim The Guineo‐Congolian region in Africa constitutes the second largest area of tropical rainforest (TRF) in the world. It covered an estimated 15–22 million km² during the late Miocene (55–11 Ma) and it has experienced since a declining trend, currently reaching 3.4 million km², associated with increasing aridification and the replacement of TRF...
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Hybridisation has the potential to generate or homogenize biodiversity and is a particularly common phenomenon in plants, with an estimated 25% of plant species undergoing inter‐specific gene flow. However, hybridisation in Amazonia’s megadiverse tree flora was assumed to be extremely rare despite extensive sympatry between closely related species,...
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This pre-print is currently under consideration at Molecular Ecology. Hybridization has the potential to generate or homogenize biodiversity and is a particularly common phenomenon in plants, with an estimated 25% of species undergoing inter-specific gene flow. However, hybridization in Amazonia’s megadiverse tree flora was assumed to be extremely...
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The legume subfamily Detarioideae is exceptionally diverse in tropical Africa and Madagascar, compared to South America or Asia, a trend contrary to that shown by most other pantropical plant groups. We aim to elucidate the process of diversification giving rise to these high diversity levels by focussing our investigations on the Daniellia clade,...
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On the basis of a new phylogeny of the Detarioideae, with a particular focus on Englerodendron Harms, Anthonotha P.Beauv. and related genera, the possible options for delimiting monophyletic genera are discussed. As a result, Isomacrolobium Aubrév. & Pellegr. and Pseudomacrolobium Hauman are synonymised under Englerodendron. The following 12 new co...
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The need for scientists to exchange, share and organise data has resulted in a proliferation of biodiversity research-data portals over recent decades. These cyber-infrastructures have had a major impact on taxonomy and helped the discipline by allowing faster access to bibliographic information, biological and nomenclatural data, and specimen info...
Presentation
En este video se hace una introducción a las clasificaciones botánicas y se repasan algunos de los hitos y personajes más importantes en la historia de los sistemas de clasificación. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70mR0bY_yWM
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The need for scientists to exchange, share, and organise data has resulted in a proliferation of research data portals in the past decades. These cyberinfrastructures have had a major impact on taxonomy and helped to revitalise the discipline, by allowing quick access to bibliographic information, biological and nomenclatural data, and specimen inf...
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En este video didáctico se explican las condiciones que impedían la vida en medio terrestre de las plantas durante el Precámbrico, así como los cambios ambientales y las adaptaciones que sufrieron los vegetales para poder colonizar la tierra firme. https://youtu.be/XRV_JBl1uf4 Cómo citarnos: "Nieto-Lugilde, D., de la Estrella, M., Berjano, R., Pl...
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Detarioideae is well known for its high diversity of floral traits, including flower symmetry, number of organs, and petal size and morphology. This diversity has been characterized and studied at higher taxonomic levels, but limited analyses have been performed among closely related genera with contrasting floral traits due to the lack of fully re...
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En este video se explica la morfología de las angiospermas, más concretamente de las estructuras florales, explicando la terminología botánica relacionada. Recuperado de: https://youtu.be/8NgrxHCvk9M
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Detarioideae is well known for its high diversity of floral traits, including flower symmetry, number of organs, and petal size and morphology. This diversity has been characterized and studied at higher taxonomic levels, but limited analyses have been performed among closely related genera with contrasting floral traits due to the lack of fully re...
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Detarioideae is well known for its high diversity of floral traits, including flower symmetry, number of organs, and petal size and morphology. This diversity has been characterized and studied at higher taxonomic levels, but limited analyses have been performed among closely related genera with contrasting floral traits due to the lack of fully re...
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Premise of research. The opening of the Drake Passage in the Miocene (disconnecting Antarctica and South America and resulting in the establishment of the Circumpolar Current preventing warm waters from the north to reach the polar continent) has led to the formation of the ice sheets and the retreat of the temperate to tropical vegetation that had...
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Premise of research. The Neotropical endemic Macrolobium is one of the most species-rich genera (ca. 75 species) within subfamily Detarioideae (Fabaceae, alternatively Leguminosae). Two sections distinguished by floral morphology have been recognized in the past. Although morphologically diverse, species within the genus share several characters, i...
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Tropical rain forests are one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet. Yet their description and the understanding of their evolutionary history are far from complete. West Central Africa represents the area of greatest biodiversity richness in tropical Africa and has the highest percentage of untouched pristine forest in all of Afr...
Poster
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First-prize winning poster, which was presented at Imperial College London Life Sciences PhD poster session. This poster details the work undertaken for the first section of this PhD project, investigating the phylogenetic relationships, pace of evolution over time and biogeographical history of the Brownea clade.
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The Guineo-Congolian rain forest constitutes the second largest region of rain forest with a remarkable biodiversity and endemic species. Subfamily Detarioideae (Leguminosae) is particularly species rich in this geographic region and it displays a great diversity of floral morphology, yet its evolution is poorly understood. Here we attempt to incre...
Conference Paper
Tropical rain forests are one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet. Yet their description and the understanding of their evolutionary history are far from complete. West Central Africa represents the area of greatest biodiversity richness in tropical Africa and has the highest percentage of untouched pristine forest in all of Afr...
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The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies. This new classification uses as its framework the most comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of legumes to date, based on plastid matK...
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Resumen: Las listas rojas de especies amenazadas son una de las herramientas comúnmente utilizadas para guiar políticas de conservación y uso sostenible de los recursos. De entre las capacidades que debe adquirir un biólogo hoy en día, destacan las herramientas bioinformáticas que permitan orientar y/o tomar esas medidas de protección. En la prácti...
Conference Paper
Tropical rain forests are one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet. Yet their description and the understanding of their evolutionary history are far from complete. West Central Africa represents the area of greatest biodiversity richness in tropical Africa and has the highest percentage of untouched pristine forest in all of Afr...
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Leguminosae is the third largest flowering plant family comprising about 19,500 species, occurring in a great variety of habitats from rainforests to deserts. In terms of speciesrichness, Legumes is the most important angiosperm family in tropical Africa. The monophyletic tribe Detarieae, are a dominant component in tropical Africa, with some speci...
Research
The Gilbertiodendron ogoouense species complex consists of 14 tree species. Eight species are here newly described and one is here reinstated: G. bambolense Burgt; G. breteleri Burgt; G. ebo Burgt & Mackinder; G. ecoukense (Pellegr.) Burgt; G. maximum Burgt & Wieringa; G. minkebense Burgt & Estrella; G. quinquejugum Burgt; G. scutatum Wieringa & Es...
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The Gilbertiodendron ogoouense species complex consists of 14 tree species. Eight species are here newly described and one is here reinstated: G. bambolense Burgt; G. breteleri Burgt; G. ebo Burgt & Mackinder; G. ecoukense (Pellegr.) Burgt; G. maximum Burgt & Wieringa; G. minkebense Burgt & Estrella; G. quinquejugum Burgt; G. scutatum Wieringa & Es...
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Premise of research: Gilbertiodendron is a genus endemic to Africa with ∼30 species made up of trees of primary dry-land, riverine, and gallery forests. Recently, the west and central African monotypic genus Pellegriniodendron was merged into Gilbertiodendron. Gilbertiodendron is one of 17 genera that form the exclusively African Berlinia clade, an...
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Gilbertiodendron grandistipulatum (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae), una especie singular del centro-oeste de África y nuevo registro para Congo (Brazzaville). Gilbertiodendron (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) es un género endémico de África con ca. 30 especies, las cuales en su mayor parteson árboles que crecen en bosques primarios. El mayor número de...
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Leguminosae is the third largest flowering plant family comprising about 19 500 species, occurring in a great variety of habitats from rainforests and mangrove swamps to deserts and temperate zones. In terms of species-richness, Leguminosae is the most important angiosperm family in tropical Africa. The Caesalpinioideae and particularly the monophy...
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An updated checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón Island (Equatorial Guinea) is presented. Two hundred and ninety-five taxa of Angiosperms in 211 genera and 68 families and 51 species of Pteridophytes in 31 genera and 18 families are listed from Annobón. The most represented families are Leguminosae (38 taxa), Gramineae (29 taxa) and Orchidace...
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Gilbertiodendron (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) is an endemic tropical African genus of ca. 30 species, most of which are trees of primary forest. The highest concentration of species and morphological variation is found in the Guineo-Congolian region, particularly in Gabon. One of those species is G. grandistipulatum, which is easily recognized by...
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Gilbertiodendron (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) is a genus of ca. 30 species of medium to large trees from tropical and subtropical Africa. The genus is represented in Western Africa (from south Senegal to east Ghana) by 11 species, including Gilbertiodendron diphyllum and G. preussii, which are the most widespread species within the genus, with a...
Book
The Flora of Equatorial project continues, presenting the first of 3 volumes of Monocotyledons. Here a total of 232 taxa are included, comprising 15 families, from Bromeliaceae to Cyperaceae, following the classification proposed by Takhtajan in his Diversity and Classification of flowering plants (1997). The volume is very heterogeneous and derive...
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Resumen: las angiospermas son el grupo de espermatófitos que forman las semillas siempre en el interior de un fruto. Son extraordinariamente variables en su morfología externa, y las características de este tipo son básicas para la delimitación y circunscripción de los taxones. En esta práctica se abordan los caracteres morfológicos básicos en el g...
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Legume systematists have been making great progress in understanding evolutionary relationships within the Leguminosae (Fabaceae), the third largest family of flowering plants. As the phylogenetic picture has become clearer, so too has the need for a revised classification of the family. The organization of the family into three subfamilies and 42...
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Objectives: Species Distribution Models (SDMs) are used to produce predictions of potential Leguminosae diversity in West Central Africa. Those predictions are evaluated subsequently using expert opinion. The established methodology of combining all SDMs is refined to assess species diversity within five defined vegetation types. Potential species...
Data
Maxent results for the 185 Leguminosae species studied. (XLS)
Data
The results of the Kruskal-Wallis Paired Comparisons [84]. AF, Afromontane species; CO, Coastal species; OF, open formations; NF, Non-flooded forest; RF, riverine or water-associated species. I and J, comparison of formation pairs (*,p<0.05; **,p<0.01; ***,p<0.001). (DOC)
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Gilbertiodendron tonkolili Burgt & Estrella sp. nov. (LeguminosaeCaesalpinioideae) is described and illustrated. The new species is endemic to a small area in central Sierra Leone. Gilbertiodendron tonkolili is characterised by leaves bearing 46 pairs of leaflets; stipules comprising a lower auriculate and an upper linear part, creamwhite coloured...
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The taxonomic status of the genus Pellegriniodendron J. Leonard (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae), which consists in one tree species endemic to West Central tropical Africa, is re-evaluated. Based on our morphological comparison and on published phylogenetic studies, we conclude that P. diphyllum should be included within the genus Gilbertiodendron...
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El fruto es el órgano vegetal que alberga y protege las semillas de las angiospermas, y que en muchos casos propicia también su dispersión. Su gran variabilidad morfológica y las extraordinarias adaptaciones que presenta para facilitar su transporte son la consecuencia de casi 140 millones de años de evolución. No solo fue una novedad evolutiva muy...
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Las listas rojas de especies amenazadas son una de las herramientas comúnmente utilizadas para guiar políticas de conservación y uso sostenible de los recursos. De entre las capacidades que debe adquirir un biólogo hoy en día, destacan las herramientas bioinformáticas que permitan orientar y/o tomar esas medidas de protección. En la práctica de hoy...
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Objectives - Species Distribution Models (SDMs) are used to produce predictions of potential Leguminosae diversity in West Central Africa. Those predictions are evaluated subsequently using expert opinion. The established methodology of combining all SDMs is refined to assess species diversity within five defined vegetation types. Potential species...
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Flora of Equatorial Guinea is a research project coordinated by the Real Jardín Botánico of Madrid with the aim to produce a modern Flora for this almost unknown territory. One of our goals is to develop the website www. floradeguinea.com. A system of relational databases with an implemented Thesaurus -to minimize typographical mistakes -allows the...
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Daniellia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) is a genus of ten species of medium to large trees from tropical and subtropical Africa. In contrast to earlier accounts, D. mortehanii is treated here as a synonym of D. pynaertii , and D. oblonga , which previously has been treated by some authors as a synonym of D. thurifera , is accepted. In addition,...
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This study provides a checklist of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) present in Equatorial Guinea, comprising 55 genera and 157 taxa. Twenty-six species are known from Annobón, 91 from Bioko and 110 from Río Muni. The best represented genus is Millettia with 14 species. Bibliographic references for Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) from Equatorial Guinea...