Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Ashley Bordelon

Digitization Coordinator

Event Date

October 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Research Lecture Series

Program Information

Brown Bag Lectures
Dates: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12 - 1pm
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

BRIT Research Seminars
Date: Various dates throughout year
Time: 12 - 1pm 
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public
Visit the event page for specific date and time information.

Point of Contact

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs

Join us for a special event celebrating the R. Dale Thomas Plant Collection, a collection of 470,000 plant specimens that was previously housed at University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). In March 2017, the university announced it could no longer care for the collection, and BRIT was selected as the new home. During this lecture, we'll discuss the security, accessibility, and repatriation of the herbarium.

A reception begins at 4pm, followed by a lecture at 4:30pm.

Click here to read more about the NLU Herbarium.

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About Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures and BRIT Research Seminars. Brown Bags take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons. Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public. Please watch this page and our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming Brown Bags and BRIT Researcher Seminars.