Prairie Research Program

Prairie Research Program

Research Team

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Editor, Botanist, Living Roof Coordinator, Research-Education Liaison

The Prairie Research Program includes projects related to natural resource management, ecology, native vegetation, and stewardship. Each of these projects involves plant identification, vegetation surveys, documentation and monitoring, and data collection in the field, as well as organization and analysis of data. Some of the projects also include an educational and outreach component involving collaborating organizations and individuals. BRIT seeks interested student interns—including those majoring in Natural Resource Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management, or a similar curriculum or those broadly interested in field botany—to assist with the above tasks associated with these projects.

Current Prairie Research Program projects:

Biodiversity Assessment: All Saints' Episcopal School

Native Tallgrass Prairie Remediation: Private Ranch

Living Laboratories: Private Ranch