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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.


  • New publication on mosses
    Rahmatpour N., N.V. Perera, V. Singh, J.L. Wegrzyn & B. Goffinet. 2021. High gene space divergence contrasts with frozen vegetative architecture in the moss family Funariaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: (in press).pdf  Google scholar Abstract reads: A new paradigm has slowly emerged regarding the diversification of bryophytes, with inferences from molecular data highlighting a dynamic evolution […]
    Posted on September 27, 2020
  • New publication
    Sánchez-Jordón, L., B. Goffinet & R. Rozzi. 2020. Los colonizadores vegetales del estrecho de Magallanes y su función indicadora en el cambio climático. Adumbrationes as Summae Editionem 94: 1–14. (with photographs by J.F. Soza & B. Goffinet). pdf A miscellaneous work that combines a brief historical account of a series of three discoveries in the […]
    Posted on September 7, 2020
  • 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