Manuel de la Estrella

Université de Montréal
Candidat Postdoctoral fellow

superviseur(e): Anne Bruneau
Début: 2012-03-01
Fin: 2014-12-15


Phylogenetic study of the genus Gilbertiodendron
The aim of my work is to produce a modern taxonomic treatment and phylogenetic study for the African genus Gilbertiodendron J. Léonard (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) based on the study of herbarium material and molecular systematics tools. In this work, generic delimitation, descriptions, conservation status and biogeographic patterns will be studied. Our success in accomplishing biodiversity targets (such as the GSPC 2020 or Aichi Biodiversity targets), would be based in our understanding of how environmental changes can drive changes in species distribution, extinction and evolution.


biodiversity, Tropical Africa, Leguminosae, taxonomy, biogeography, Conservation


1- Taxonomic Revision of Daniellia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae)
de la Estrella, Manuel, Carlos Aedo, Barbara Mackinder, Mauricio Velayos
2010 Systematic Botany

2- A morphological re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of the genus Pellegriniodendron (Harms) J. Léonard (Leguminosae–Caesalpinioideae–Detarieae) and its inclusion in Gilbertiodendron J. Léonard
de la Estrella, M., J.A. Devesa, J.J. Wieringa
2012 South African Journal of Botany

3- Gilbertiodendron tonkolili sp. nov. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) from Sierra Leone
de la Estrella, Manuel, Xander M. van der Burgt, Barbara A. Mackinder, Juan A. Devesa, Matthew S. James, William D. Hawthorne
2012 Nordic Journal of Botany

4- Legume Diversity Patterns in West Central Africa: Influence of Species Biology on Distribution Models
Manuel de la Estrella, Rubén G. Mateo, Jan J. Wieringa, Barbara Mackinder, Jesús Muñoz
2012 PLoS ONE