Summary Updated April 2020

This list covers brief details of the research awards made by the BCSS Research Subcommittee. It does not include applications which have been rejected as being of insufficient interest for the society members or of inadequate scientific value.

Applicant

Date awarded

Title

Amount awarded

Marlon        Machado

2003

Delimitation of genus Discocactus in Brazil

£1,000

Ruiz Vega

2003

Survey of the genus Opuntia in Colombia

£1,000

Cornelia Klak

2003

Funding travel to study succulent Aizoaceae in the wild.

£1,000

Priscilla Burgoyne

2003

Funding travel to contribute to Mesembryanthemoidea mapping project in S. Africa

£1,000

Peter Bruyns

2004

Survey of stapeliads in Senegal towards a review book of northern African species

£1,000

Charles Butterworth

2004

Examination of options for use of Nuclear genetic markers in cacti

£1,000

Carlos Ostolaza

2005

Explore and map the cacti of the Pativilca Valley Peru

£1,000

Marlon Machado

2005

Review Arrojadoa species limits and their relationships

£991

Urs Eggli

2005

Exploration of cactus flora of Western Uruguay

£900

Luis R. Gonzales-Torres

2005

Examining the populations of the rare Leptocereus scopulophilus in Cuba for health and extent

£1,000

Pablo Picca & Fabian Font 

2005

Examine delimitation of Opuntia species in Argentina 

£1,000

Carlos Ostolaza 

2006

Explore and map the cacti of the Cante river valley in Peru

$840, joint funded with Conservation Committee 

Carlos Ostolaza 

2007

Explore and map the cacti of the Chancay & Chillon river valleys in Peru 

$840, joint funded with Conservation Committee 

Sam Jacks 

2008 

Explore the perceived effects of global climate change on a shift in its latitudinal distribution of Aloe dichotoma, specifically investigating the role of slope, aspect and recruitment dynamics on the distribution 

£1,000 

Adriana S. A. Hoyos 

2009 

Systematics of Trichocereus (Echinopsis) in Argentina 

£1,000 

Luis R. Gonzales-Torres 

2010 

Identify limiting features of Leptocereus scopulophilus regeneration 

£1,000 

Marianna R. Santos 

2010 

Investigation of the genetic and morphological diversity and phylogeography of the group of species allied to Discocactus placentiformis (Lehmann) K. Schumann 

£1,000 

Luis R. Gonzales-Torres 

2011 

Assess the conservation status of Pilosocereus robinii in Cuba and implementing a scheme for monitoring its populations 

£1,000 

Will Ritchie 

2011 

Clarification of the taxonomic status of Manfreda using molecular techniques and morphological assessment 

£530 

Zlatko Janeba 

2012 

Exploration on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, covering cacti, but specifically monitoring Mammillaria gaumeri and an attempt to rediscover M. yucatensis 

£970 

Olwen Grace 

2013 

A first complete robust molecular phylogeny of the genus Crassula 

£3,500 

Hanno Schaefer

2014

Relationships and evolution in the Oreocereus clade (Cactaceae)

£3,500

Cornelia
Klak

2014

The diversification of Mesembryanthemum subgenus Phyllobolus

£1,972

John Carr

2014

Echeveria of Bolivia

£2,005

Constance
Tremlett

2016

Pollination biology of Stenocereus queretaroensis and the importance of bat pollination services

£3,856.50

Pablo Guerrero & Marta Debenedictis

2016

A genetic study of populations of Maihuenia poeppigii in Chile

£2,000

Madeleen
Struwig

2017

A taxonomic revision of Nananthus and Rabiea (Aizoaceae) in South Africa

£4,050
(also supported by MSG)

Ignacio Soto

2018

Cactus and succulent diversity in the National Reserve of Valle Fertil, Argentina: second survey and protection strategies

£1,000
(part funding)

Hernán Alvarado-Sizzo

2019

Discovering the distribution and systematic position of Stenocereus littoralis: an unknown, highly threatened species from Los Cabos, northwestern Mexico

£1,982.03

César Ramiro Martínez-González

2020

Taxonomic status of two controversial species
of Opuntia (Cactaceae) from Mexico based on morphological and molecular data

£2,000

Andrew Gdaniec

2020

Systematics, biogeography, reproductive biology and conservation status of Pilosocereus (Cactaceae) in the Caribbean and Andean regions

£4,900

Cornelia Klak 2021 An investigation of taxonomic groupings within the large genus Ruschia and their phylogenetic position within tribe Ruschieae (Ruschioideae-Aizoaceae) £2,331
César Ramiro Martínez González 2021 Phylogeny and morphology of sweet fruit producing species (prickly pears) of Opuntia Mill. (Cactaceae) £4,800

Peter Bruyns

2021

The remaining Stapeliads: tropical Africa to SE Asia

£2,628

Chris Smith

2021

Secrets of the Sierra Gorda: The Yucca querataroensis problem and the evolution of Darwin’s ‘Most wonderful fertilisation system’

£4,328