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Notes from the Field: Yunnan, China

Dr. Peter Fritsch, BRIT’s VP of Research and Director of the Herbarium, is on a visiting scholarship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, based at the Kunming Institute of Botany in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. Peter went on … Continue reading

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Youth Range Workshop 2016

by Dan Caudle, BRIT Resident Research Associate   Just imagine trying to keep up with 25 energetic, enthusiastic, inquisitive high school students for a week in the middle of a hot, dry summer in the semi-arid country around Junction, Texas. … Continue reading

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World Record Largest Myxomycete Found On BRIT Campus

And there it was—a myxomycete fruiting body about 30 inches by 22 inches, round like a pancake and filled with spores, found in BRIT’s front yard growing on bark mulch in bioswale #3. This discovery was recently published in the … Continue reading

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Data Entry, Insects, and Flying Cacti: My BRIT Internship

By Haley Rylander, BRIT Operations and Research Assistant. Last summer (2015) I was a research intern at BRIT. I was first intrigued by BRIT – this strange and beautiful building of plants – during a field trip there for a … Continue reading

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Documenting Diversity: The First Step in Conservation

Posted by BRIT Research Botanist Kim Norton Taylor In the conservation community, there is often nothing more rewarding than walking through a landscape that you had a hand in saving and knowing that you did good. You saved this rare … Continue reading

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