Blanca León, PhD

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Country/Region: Peru, Andes-Amazon

Organisation: USA: Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin; Peru: Museo de Historia Natural, Av. Arenales 1256, Lima-14

Position: Research Associate

Languages: Spanish, English

Relevant publications:

B. León & A. Sagástegui. 2008. General overview of Tillandsia subgenus Tillandsia in Peru: The three pinnate species and the case of two endemic species. Revista peruana de Biología 15(1): 25—30.

K.R. Young, B. León, P.M. Jørgensen & C. Ulloa Ulloa. 2007. Tropical and Subtropical landscapes of the Andes. Pp. 200–216. In T.T. Veblen, K.R. Young & A.R. Orme (Eds.) The Physical Geography of South America. Oxford University Press.

K. R. Young & B. León. 2007. Tree-Line Changes along the Andes: Implications of Spatial Patterns and Dynamics. For Biodiversity Hotspots through Time: Using the Past to Manage the Future, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 362(1478): 263–272.

E.F. Rodríguez, M. Weigend, B. León, E. Alvitez I., J. Pera D. & S. Arroyo A. 2007. Laccopetalum giganteum (Ranunculaceae) una especie endémica En Peligro del norte del Perú que necesita planes de conservación urgente (Laccopetalum giganteum (Ranunculaceae) an Endangered endemic species from northern Peru in urgent need of conservation plans) Arnaldoa 14(1): 123–130.

L. Thompson, E. Moseley-Thompson, H. Brecher, M. Davis, B. León, D. Les, P. Lin, T. Maschiotta & K. Mountain. 2006. Abrupt tropical Climate Change: Past and Present. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(28): 10536–10543.

E.F. Rodríguez , R. Vásquez M.; R. Rojas G. , G. Calatayud H., B. León & J. Campos. 2006. Nuevas Adiciones de Angiospermas a la Flora del Perú. Revista Peruana de Biología 13(1): 129–138.

A.R. Smith, B. León, H. Tuomisto, H. van der Werff, R.C. Moran, M. Lehnert & M. Kessler. 2005. New records of pteridophytes for the flora of Peru. Sida 21(4): 2321–2342.

B. León. 2004[2005]. A new species of Campyloneurum (Polypodiaceae) from northern Peru. Revista peruana de Biología 11(2): 135–137.

C. Ulloa Ulloa, J. Zarucchi & B. León. 2004. Diez años de adiciones a la flora del Perú: 1993–2003. Arnaldoa Número Especial: 7–242

B.C.S. Hansen, D.T. Rodbell, G.O. Seltzer, B. León, K.R. Young & M. Abbott. 2003. Late-glacial and Holocene vegetational history from two sites in the western Cordillera of southwestern Ecuador. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimate, Palaeoecology 194: 79–108.

B. León & A.R. Smith. 2003. New species and new combinations of Grammitidaceae from Peru. American Fern Journal 93(2): 81–89.

B. León, J. Roque, C. Ulloa Ulloa, P.M. Jørgensen, N. Pitman & A. Cano (Eds.) 2007. Libro Rojo de las Plantas endémicas del Perú. Revista Peruana de Biología, Edición Especial 13(2): 971 pp. [Diciembre 2006]

J. H. Wiersema & B. León. 1999. World Economic Plants. A standard reference. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 792 pp.

K. R. Young & B. León. 1999. Perus humid Eastern montane forests: an overview of their physical settings, biological diversity, human use and settlement, and conservation needs. Centre for Research on the Cultural and Biological Diversity of Andean Rainforests (DIVA) Technical Report 5: 1–97.

Contact information:
blanca.leon@mail.utexas.edu