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Research Resources

The BRIT Herbarium contains approximately 1,445,000 plant specimens from around the world, making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States. More can be found about the collections by visiting the About the BRIT Herbarium page.

The BRIT Herbarium is open for public use by appointment, from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Please contact us beforehand to make sure someone will be available to orient you and assist you if necessary. BRIT is closed on most national holidays. 

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Research Lecture Series

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Phytophilia Blog

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Sumner Laboratory

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Research Publications

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Research Associates

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Recent Articles

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Get to know the Garden’s new flagship Texas plants and the interns researching them

Every year, the research team adopts a few special plants as a focus for study and conservation, especially for the student interns who join the Garden every summer. This year, interns and their mentors are paying special attention to two plants, a wildflower native to Texas and a rare and remarkable native orchid, Meanwhile a third intern is investigating fungi growing in the Garden itself.

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Spice Up Your Life at Our Ongoing Art Exhibit

Imagine how bland life would be without herbs and spices. Chinese food without ginger. Thanksgiving dressing without sage. Ice cream without vanilla. Explore this colorful world at “Spice of Life,” the Garden’s current art exhibit, on display at the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall.

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Summer Reads for Lazy–But Fun!–Summer Days

The hot days of summer have returned, and most Texans have retreated inside to the AC and ceiling fans. But just because you’re camped out on the sofa doesn’t mean you can take your mind on an outdoor adventure. Here are books recommended by the Garden’s educators that spark the imaginations and fuel the minds of your kids this summer.

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TREE EXPERTS DONATE EXPERTISE TO  SAVE THREATENED ASH TREES AT FWBG

A dedicated team of tree specialists have graciously donated services and treatment to help preserve several established ash trees at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Twenty-four ash trees that are threatened by the invasive emerald ash borer insect (Agrilus planipennis), also known as EAB, will receive treatment from Bartlett Tree Experts, a leading provider of scientific tree care, and Rainbow Ecoscience, a tree health company that leads the industry nationwide in creating solutions for pests and disease.  

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Alejandra Vasco, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Ana Niño

Librarian

Ashley Bales

Herbarium Collections Manager

Barney L. Lipscomb

Director of BRIT Press and Library, Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Texas Plant Conservation

Bob O’Kennon

Research Scientist

Carly Brock

Press Sales and Fulfillment Coordinator

Craig Meyer

Herbarium Digitization Technician

Erin Flinchbaugh

Research Administrative Assistant

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Jessica Lane

Herbarium Collections Coordinator

Jessica started working with the Philecology Herbarium as an intern...

Kay Hankins

Seed Bank Conservation Botanist

Kelly Carroll

Herbarium Digitization Technician

Kimberlie Sasan

Herbarium & Research Assistant

Krishna Shenoy

Independent Contractor, Sherwin Carlquist Digitization Project

Manuela Dal Forno, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Morgan Gostel, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Natch Azure

Herbarium Digitization Technician

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research & Conservation

Rachel Carmickle

Herbarium Technician & Conservation Program Assistant

Robert George

Independent Contractor, East Texas Flora Project Manager

Sam Ekberg

Independent Contractor, Sherwin Carlquist Digitization Project

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Director of the Herbarium