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BRIT Announces the Availability of Its Latest Research Book, "Flowering Plants of Trans-Pecos Texas and Adjacent Areas"

The first complete floristic treatment of all the native and naturalized flowering plant species known to occur in Trans-Pecos Texas FORT WORTH, Texas (October 15, 2018) – The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is pleased to announce the availability of its latest research book, Flowering Plants of the Trans-Pecos Texas and Adjacent Areas, written by Dr. A. Michael Powell and Dr. Richard D. Worthington. Both authors have spent their careers researching and documenting the plants of West Texas. Located west of the Pecos River, the Trans-Pecos is a mostly mountain and desert region and is part of the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Teeming with plant life, botanists agree it is the most biologically diverse arid region in the Western Hemisphere. With a land area roughly the size of South Caro...
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BRIT Receives $1.3 Million Dollar Grant from the National Science Foundation to Study Biodiversity in the Philippines

Texas botanists will collaborate with other U.S. institutions and international personnel to conduct research in threatened forests of Southeast Asia. FORT WORTH, Texas (August 28, 2018) – Researchers at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a project titled “Plant Discovery in the Southern Philippines.” Dr. Peter Fritsch, BRIT’s Vice President of Research, will head the team as Principal Investigator with co-Principal Investigators Dr. Taylor Quedensley (BRIT), Dr. Darin Penneys (University of North Carolina at Wilmington), and Dr. Daniel Nickrent (Southern Illinois University Carbondale). The project begins this month and field expeditions will begin in the spring of 2019. The Philippines...
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