Welcome!

Left to right: Jenna Ekwealor, Ixchel Gonzalez, Brent Mishler, Javi Jauregui, and Caleb Caswell-Levy at Carrizo Plain National Monument, 2019. PHOTO: John Game

The Bryolab is led by Professor Brent Mishler of UC Berkeley’s Integrative Biology Department. Research in this lab focuses primarily on the study of bryophytes, though some students have wandered from the one true path. Emphasis is placed upon (but not limited to) systematics, cladistic analysis biogeography, water relations, developmental morphology, and reproductive ecology.

Brent Mishler is also the Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria, one of the largest botanical research collections in North America.

Lab News:

Bryolab alum Ekaphan (“Bier”) Kraichak received this year’s “Young Scientist Award” in Thailand.  It is given annually to outstanding scientists under the age of 35, and was presented by Princess Sirindhorn herself.  Bier received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2012, studying evolutionary ecology of liverworts in Brent Mishler’s lab, and is now an assistant professor in Botany at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bier receiving the Young Scientist Award.

 Contact Us:

University and Jepson Herbaria
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building, Mail Code 2465
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-6810