Members of the bryology lab at Duke are involved in a broad range of taxonomic, phylogenetic, molecular, ecological, and floristic research. Our general goal is to apply appropriate laboratory and field techniques to understand patterns and processes of evolution in mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. We interact extensively with other lab groups in the biology department dealing with complementary problems in organismal evolution.
The bryology lab group holds informal weekly meetings at which we discuss current papers, critique each other’s work in progress, “brainstorm” potential research plans, and share good food. Other related activities in which we participate are the weekly systematics seminar series, the more informal weekly systematics discussion group, and the population biology discussion group.