This special issue of Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution is dedicated to Jochen Heinrichs (1969–2018) in commemoration of his outstanding contributions to bryology. His work spanned a diverse spectrum of topics that will be reflected in this special issue by 10 research papers. Therein, and in honor of Jochen, the moss genus Jochenia gen. nov. (Schlesak et al. 2018), the liverwort species Frullania heinrichsii sp. nov. (Atwood et al. 2018), as well as the liverwort amber fossil Geocalyx heinrichsii sp. nov. (Katagiri 2018) are introduced to the scientific community.