Kim Norton Taylor

Conservation Research Botanist

M.S. in Biology, Austin Peay State University
B.S. in Biology, University of Kansas

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. 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.

Current Research

Rare Plant Surveys

Conferences and Collaborations

NatureServe Conservation Status Ranks


Plant Risk Evaluator

Flora of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands

Past Research

Rare Plant Mapping

Mapping Rare Plants on Roadsides

Plants of the Fort Worth Prairie

Flora of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Urban Landscapes