Mrs Phetlasy Souladeth
RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
To build on the promise shown by a trainee in project 13007, making her a more valuable asset to Lao PDR in its efforts to conserve and maintain its biodiversity.
By preparing a taxonomic revision of the Eriocaulaceae of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, a critical group of wetland plants, she will develop techniques already learned in project 13007 and learn valuable new techniques.
Outputs and outcomes:
1. a published taxonomic revision
2. improved collections in Lao and international herbaria
3. an interactive key to the species, available through the internet
4. Improved infrastructure and systematic research resources in Lao PDR