Phylogeny and DNA taxonomy of derived liverworts

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:

  1. Estimating the diversification times of this major diversification of leafy liverworts and exploring the hypotheses of post-Permian, Cretaceous, and post-Mesozoic diversification events.
  2. Exploring DNA taxonomy as the way forward in liverwort taxonomy.
Project collaborator:

Jochen Heinrichs at the Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany

Staff involved in this project:

H Schneider