George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN)
The herbarium is the repository for collections central to
the research projects led by Dr. Goffinet. His current interests
include the phylogeny of the Orthotrichaceae, the Splachnaceae,
to test systematic hypotheses based on analyses of DNA sequence
data and resolve the evolution of various morphological, cytological
and life history traits.
for these studies has in part been obtained through field
collections in Patagonia, which have led Dr. Goffinet to broaden
his collecting efforts to contribute toward our knowledge
of the regional levels of diversity. Dr. Goffinet has also
maintained a strong interest in lichenized fungi, in particular
the Peltigerales. He is currently characterizing the haplotype
diversity among North American populations of populations
Bryophytes collections are in the process of being databased
with approximately 1000 records currently in our database.
If you cannot find certain specimens contact the Collections
manager, Robert S. Capers. The database can be accessed here.