Kim Norton Taylor
Conservation Research Botanist
Kim joined BRIT, as an intern, in September of 2010, following completion of her Master’s Degree from Austin Peay State University. While at Austin Peay, she studied the floristics of seasonally wet limestone cedar glades of Tennessee and Kentucky. As an intern, Kim digitized herbarium specimens from Wise County, Texas. Kim joined the BRIT staff in October of 2010. She now fills the role of Conservation Research Botanist and serves as BRIT’s Texas Conservation Officer. Her main focus is on research and conservation of rare Texas plants and ecosystems. She conducts rare plant surveys, tracks and monitors populations of rare plants in North Texas, collects seeds of rare species to preserve genetic diversity, and works with partner institutions to fight plant extinction in Texas. Kim also manages the BRIT Conservation Seed Laboratory and Seed Bank.