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Cabinet Curiosities: Frontera, Texas

This is the first of our “Cabinet Curiosities” series, which explores significant items in our Herbarium collection. This article was written by Joe Lippert, Digitization Coordinator. In 1852, the former Republic of Texas was two years past the Compromise of … Continue reading

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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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BRIT’s Computer Vision(aries)

This summer, four high school students from Trinity Valley School interned at BRIT through our Junior Volunteer/Intern program. These students were given the task of applying their computer science background to the challenge of helping BRIT create a quick and … 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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