Lily R. Lewis joined the lab as the new ph.D. student to work on bryophyte population genetics and conservation in Chile

Rafael Medina (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) is visiting the lab to work on Orthotrichum phylogeny and evolution

Highlights of the lab in the UCONN Magazine

The Storrs L. OLson bryological library is now on-line.

Congratulations to Jessica for receiving awards from the American Microscopical Society, The International Association of Bryologists and the Botanical Society of America.

See article in Science daily on the Miniature forests of Cape Horn

New publications:

Vanderpoorten A. & B. Goffinet. 2009. Introduction to Bryophytes. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.

LarraÍn J. , F. Herrera, J. M. Budke , B. Goffinet. 2009. Phylogenetic affinities and conservation status of the Chilean endemic Costesia spongiosa (Gigaspermaceae). The Bryologist 112: 278–286.

Marino P., R. Raguso, and B. Goffinet. 2009. The ecology and evolution of fly dispersed dung mosses (Family Splachnaceae). Symbiosis 47: 61-76.




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The research interests in this lab cross organismal lines with projects focusing on liverworts, hornworts, mosses or lichen-forming fungi and span the fields of floristics and phylogeography, systematics and phylogeny, genome evolution and developmental biology.

Keep navigating in these pages to learn more about the biology of the citizens of the miniature forests!


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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology