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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. 

Digital Resources

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Research Lecture Series

Research Lecture Series

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Phytophilia Blog

Phytophilia Blog

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Sumner Laboratory

Sumner Laboratory

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Research Publications

Research Publications

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Research Associates

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Recent Articles

Garden and Union Gospel Mission Win Award to Revamp Backyard Vegetable Garden

Horticulturists are hard at work preparing the Backyard Vegetable Garden for upgrades and renovations that will allow the Garden to increase production and begin sharing the harvest with the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC). The upgrades are possible thanks to a recent award from the American Public Gardens Association and the United State Botanic Garden as part of their Urban Agriculture Resilience Program.

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NO KIDDING… GOATS ARE COMING TO THE BOTANIC GARDEN

We’re not kidding … goats are coming to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! With generous support from the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund at North Texas Community Foundation, FWBG will be hosting a small herd of goats, April 5-15, to help us clean up the invasive plant species in our Native Texas Boardwalk area. The goats will be visible for guests during regular Garden hours and monitored by a herder 24/7.  

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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