• orthotrichum crassifolium


  • Congratulation to Zach for an EECG Research Award
    Zach has received a 2024 Evolutionary, Ecological, and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Award ($6,000) from the American Genetics Association for his project “Unveiling the mysteries of fog lichens: Phylogenomic insights into the phenotypic diversity of a niche-specific radiation. Congratulations!
    Posted on March 15, 2024
  • Congratulations to Crystal awarded a SURF 2024
    Crystal (Zhu) was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the UConn Office of Undergraduate Research for her project “More than meets the eye: Unveiling the diversity of lichen-forming fungal species in Chile using DNA barcoding”.  The project focuses on Lobarioideae (Peltigerales) and primarily the genus Pseudocyphellaria. The award consists of a stipend and funds […]
    Posted on March 8, 2024
  • New publication on mosses
    Zhang L., Q. Zuo, W.Z. Ma, J. Shevock, N. Patel, M. Johnson, R. Medina, N. Wilding & B. Goffinet. 2023. Phylogenomics resolves the rediscovered Himalayan endemic Brachymeniopsis gymnostoma (Bryophyta, Funariaceae), as a species of Entosthodon, prompting also the transfer of Clavitheca poeltii. Taxon 72: 1216–1227. pdf  Google Scholar Abstract reads: Traits of the spore-bearing generation […]
    Posted on December 4, 2023
  • New publication on bryophytes
    Bechteler J., G. Peñaloza-Bojacá, D. Bell, G. Burleigh, S. F. McDaniel, E. C. Davis, E. B. Sessa, A. Bippus, D. Christine Cargill, S. Chantanoarrapint, I. Draper, L. Endara, L. L. Forrest, R. Garilleti, S. W. Graham, S. Huttunen, J. Jauregui Lazo, F. Lara, J. Larraín, L. R. Lewis, D. G. Long, D. Quandt, K. Renzaglia, […]
    Posted on October 6, 2023
  • New publication on mosses
    Patel N., R. Medina, L.D. Williams, O. Lemieux, B. Goffinet & M.G. Johnson. Frequent allopolyploidy with distant progenitors in the moss genera Physcomitrium and Entosthodon (Funariaceae) identified via subgenome phasing of targeted nuclear genes. Evolution 77: 2561–2575. pdf Abstract reads: Allopolyploids represent a new frontier in species discovery among embryophytes. Within mosses, allopolyploid discovery is challenged […]
    Posted on September 29, 2023

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. See Google Scholar site.

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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