Phylogeny and DNA taxonomy of derived liverworts
We are exploring the diversification of leafy liverwort families and the potential offered by DNA taxonomy.
The current focus of this project is on the diversification of Porellales, especially the species-rich families Frullaniaceae, Lejeuneaceae, and Porellaceae.
The two main research approaches involve:
- estimating the diversification times of this major diversification of leafy liverworts and exploring the hypotheses of post-Permian, Cretaceous, and post-Mesozoic diversification events,
- exploring DNA taxonomy as the way forward in liverwort taxonomy.
- Jochen Heinrichs
Georg-August University, Germany