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TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

Research Lecture Series

Lunchtime Lectures & Research Seminars

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Lunchtime Lectures and Research Seminars. Lunchtime Lectures take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – December, from noon – 1 pm (Central) in the BRIT Commons (Hybrid options available). Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public. Please watch this page and our social media channels for announcements of upcoming Lunchtime Lectures and Researcher Seminars. For email reminders about upcoming programs, events, and opportunities from BRIT Research, please sign up for our BRIT Research Mailing List. Check out recordings of past talks and other videos from the Research team at our YouTube Playlist.

Upcoming Events

May 2024

May Lunchtime Lecture: Hexalectris Orchids in Texas

“Hexalectris Orchids in Texas: A Special Citizens’ Science Project” A  presentation from Stephanie Varnum Hexalectris orchids are uncommon to extremely rare species of mycoheterotrophic orchids found in limited and potentially endangered ecological areas.  In 2004 several Texas Master Naturalists from the North Texas Chapter began assisting a University of Dallas biology professor, Dr. Marcy Brown-Marsden, […]
31 May
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BRIT Building
June 2024

June Lunchtime Lecture: Hybridization of Potatoes in South America

“Hybridization of Potatoes in South America “ A  presentation from Rodrigo Nicolao Solanum sect. Petota (Solanaceae) comprises potatoes (S. tuberosum), the third most important food crop on Earth, five domesticated potato species, and 107 wild relatives. Potatoes are widely distributed in the Americas continent. S. sect. Petota ser. Commersoniana is unique as one of the […]
04 Jun
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BRIT Building
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Past Events

May 2024
April 2024

April Lunchtime Lecture: Practical Testing for Hydrilla Control

“Employing a New Testing Method for Identifying Fluridone Resistance in Hydrilla” A  Hybrid Lunchtime Lecture by Ulysses Oles The issue of invasive plants in the United States is one that contributes to serious environmental and financial stress, and Hydrilla verticillata is among the most problematic of these species. Hydrilla infestations when left unchecked can choke […]
02 Apr
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BRIT Building
March 2024

Bonus Lunchtime Lecture: Where Fireflies Dance and Buzzards Soar

“Where Fireflies Dance and Buzzards Soar” Author Presentation by Dr. Denis Benjamin Explore the vibrant world of “Where Fireflies Dance and Buzzards Soar” with Denis Benjamin’s humorous and insightful essays which capture the essence of the natural world and the extent of human adaptability. Tembe Publishing is excited to unveil “Where Fireflies Dance and Buzzards […]
26 Mar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

March Lunchtime Lecture: Collecting Ironweeds in South Africa

“Collecting Ironweeds in South Africa: A Travelogue” A  Hybrid Lunchtime Lecture by Dr. Morgan Gostel Dr. Morgan Gostel will share experiences from a recent field trip to South Africa, where he and colleagues traveled more nearly 4,000 miles in November 2023 in search of enigmatic flowering plants in the “ironweed” tribe, Vernonieae (Compositae). This tribe […]
05 Mar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BRIT Building
February 2024

February Lunchtime Lecture: Conserving Plant Biodiversity

“Conserving Plant Biodiversity: Native Seed Collection & Predictive Species Distribution Modeling“ A  Hybrid Lunchtime Lecture by Kay Hankins In a rapidly changing global environment, understanding species’ distributions and how they may be expected to change over time is perhaps more critical now than ever before. Anthropogenic activities, including the explosive globalization of the world’s economy, […]
06 Feb
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BRIT Building
November 2023
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Program Information

Lunchtime Lectures
Dates: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12 – 1 pm (Central)
Location: Commons, BRIT Building and online
Cost: Free, open to the Public

BRIT Research Seminars
Date: Various dates throughout the year
Time: Various (Central)
Location: Online for now
Cost: Free, open to the Public

Visit the event page for specific date and time information. View recordings of past events on YouTube.

Point of Contact

Erin Flinchbaugh

Research Administrative Assistant

Email: eflinchbaugh@fwbg.org