The evolutionary mechanisms underligning the diversification of plant species within the Neotropical region is the main focus of our team. In order to depict details associated to speciation processess, multidisciplinary approaches are needed. Morphometry, population genetic tools, phylogeography and ecological experiments (reproductive biology, transplant experiments) are examples of some approaches currently integrated by our group. The first steps have been done (see projects and publications!!!), but much more work is needed in order to understand the species richness in Neotropics. I consider this paper very important for those interested in my research. We are always looking for motivated students and researchers at any career stage to discuss potential collaborations or just exchange ideas.