• orthotrichum crassifolium


  • New publication on lichens
    Another chapter of Antoine’s dissertation is now (first) published (on-line): Simon A., B. Goffinet, L.S. Wang, T. Spribille, T. Goward, T. Pystina, N. Semenova, N.V. Stepanov, B. Moncada, R. Lücking, N. Magain & E. Sérusiaux. 2022. Global phylogeny and taxonomic reassessment of the genus Dendriscosticta (Ascomycota: Peltigerales). Taxon in press. Abstract reads: The genus Dendriscosticta […]
    Posted on January 1, 2022
  • New publication on lichens
    Widhelm T.J., F. Grewe, B. Goffinet, M. Wedin, T. Goward, L.F. Coca, I. Distefano, A. Košuthová & H.T. Lumbsch. 2021. Phylogenomic reconstruction addressing the Peltigeralean backbone (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota). Fungal Diversity 110: 59–73. pdf  Google scholar Abstract reads: Rapid radiations in Fungi are only beginning to be studied with phylogenomic data. The evolutionary history of the lichenized fungal […]
    Posted on November 4, 2021
  • Antoine Simon Joins lab on BAE fellowship
    Antoine Simon, who graduated from the University of Liège, Belgium, is joining our lab for a year, based on a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. Antoine’s research focuses on lichenized fungi and their symbiotic partners, their evolution and diversification, and interactions. Antoine has stayed at UCONN twice before as part of his Master’s […]
    Posted on September 8, 2021
  • New publications on bryophytes
    Collart F., J. Wang, J. Patino, A. Hagborg, L. Söderström, B. Goffinet, N. Magain, O.J. Hardy & A. Vanderpoorten. 2021. Macroclimatic structuring of spatial phylogenetic turnover in liverworts. Ecography43: 1474–1485. pdf   Abstract reads: Phylogenetic turnover has emerged as a powerful tool to identify the mechanisms by which biological communities assemble. When significantly structured along […]
    Posted on August 30, 2021
  • New publications on bryophytes
    Frangedakis E., F. Guzman-Chavez, M. Rebmann, K. Markel, Y. Yu, A. Perraki, S. Wai Tse, Y. Liu, J. Rever, S. Sauret-Gueto, B. Goffinet, H. Schneider & J. Haseloff. 2021. A system for rapid genome engineering and hyper-expression in plastids. ACS Synthetic Biology 10: 1651–1666. pdf Google scholar Abstract reads: Chloroplasts are attractive platforms for synthetic biology […]
    Posted on July 19, 2021

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.

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Goffinet Lab

Phone: 860 486-5290
Address: Mailing:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
75 NorthEagleville road
University of Connecticut
Storrs CT

Storrs Campus
Biology Pharmacy Bldg
Room 300
Lab: rooms 312 & 316