Biology of Algae & Bryophytes

We are interested in the traits and ecological roles of modern algae & bryophytes of diverse types (see below, left to right: autofluorescent desmid [Netrium] plastid, Coleochaete orbicularis, and  Marchantia polymorpha gametophore stalk cross section). For example, we are particularly interested in symbiotic associations between early diverging streptophytes (charophyceans plus land plants) & cyanobacteria or other prokaryotes. These topics have been major themes of our books or book chapters (see Publications page).