Catherine La Farge-England

FSO/Curator Cryptogamic Herb, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences


FSO/Curator Cryptogamic Herb, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences
(780) 492-5528
B-213 Bio Science - Botany Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9


Evolution, systematics and diversity of Bryophytes. This research is laboratory and field-based with projects spanning Arctic Canada, the western Cordillera, and Madagascar. Current goals include:

1) Evolutionary relationship of basal bryophytes lineages with respect to land plants

2) Genetic evidence for bryophyte refugia in Beringia

3) Evolution of reproductive strategies in mosses

4) Systematic studies of the Dicranaceae.


BOT 314 - Biology of Bryophytes

Bryophytes (hornworts, liverworts and mosses) form a unique group of basal land plants that are pivotal for understanding evolution of life in terrestrial environments. This course covers the evolution, systematics and ecological diversity of bryophytes of the world, using morphological, molecular and developmental data. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or SCI 100 and a 200-level Biology course (BOT 205 or 210 recommended) or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years. This course requires payment of additional miscellaneous fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020

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