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TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 3 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research & Conservation

Education

Ph.D. Botany, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Program in Botany and Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

M.S. Botany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S. Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

>> Full Curriculum Vitae

As Vice President of Research, Dr. Peter Fritsch is charged with the oversight, representation, and development of FWBG|BRIT’s various research programs in botanical science. In addition, Dr. Fritsch conducts his research program on plant diversity, comparative morphology, and biogeography, with a focus on the heath family (Ericaceae) and its relatives. He also continues his passion for biodiversity, conservation, and capacity-building work both nationally and internationally. Current projects include National Science Foundation funding for specimen digitization across 40 collections in the Texas and Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH), a biodiversity survey of plants and lichens in the Philippines, and an investigation into the phylogenomics and evolution of North American blueberries (Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus).

Dr. Fritsch is currently a member of the NSC Alliance Board of Directors.

Lab Members

Graduate Students

Ediel Esparza

M.S. Student

Texas Christian University
2022-Present

Maverick Tamayo

M.S. Student

Texas Christian University
2021-Present

Other Mentees & Collaborators

Ornamental cabbage

Anna L. Becker

Ph.D. Student

University of Florida,
Gainsville

Andrew A. Crowl

Postdoctoral Researcher

North Carolina State
University

Lab Alumni

Jeyamary Stephan

Ph.D. Student

University of Kerala,
India