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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

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.

Watch this video to know what EEB is all about in 2015.


  • Lab in the news in Chile
    The daily newspaper “Prensa Austral” published out of Punta Arenas, Sub-Antarctic Chile, published an article in its Sunday science section entitled “The ancient plants of the Strait of Magellan: key pieces for investigating climate change”, referring to some of the inventories of the regional bryophyte and lichen flora we have contributed to. See: Prensa_Austral
    Posted on August 13, 2020
  • Below your feet: new exhibit on mosses
    An exhibit of nine high resolution images of mosses from New England and Chile, printed on 5 ft metal sheets is on display at Wilbur Cross, on the UCONN campus. The material was collected and photographed by Bernard Goffinet and Mark Smith using the Macropod technology. While the exhibit can be visited now, it will […]
    Posted on August 12, 2020
  • New publication on lichens
    Complementing the study of the diversity of lichenized fungi of the Lobariaceae, is the study by Lindgren et al. exploring the patterns in the association in the two symbionts. Lindgren H., B. Moncada, R. Lücking, N. Magain, A. Simon, B. Goffinet, E. Sérusiaux, M.P. Nelsen, J. Mercado-Díaz, T. Widhelm & T. Lumbsch. 2020. Cophylogenetic patterns in […]
    Posted on July 31, 2020