Amanda K. Neill, M.S.
Director of the Herbarium (BRIT-SMU-VDB)
M.S. in Botany, Texas A&M University
B.S. in Horticulture, Texas A&M University
Amanda Neill, from College Station, Texas, joined the BRIT staff in 2003 as Collections Manager and became Director of the Herbarium in 2006. From 2004-2012 she was also the codirector of the Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program at BRIT. Amanda earned a B.S. in Horticulture in 1997 and an M.S. in Botany in 2000 from Texas A&M University, based on a study of the flora of Madison County, Texas (see Sida 19(4):1083-1121. 2001). She was a Doctoral Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden from 2000-2003.
She has an active interest in floristics of Texas, as well as of neotropical areas. In addition to having field experience in Texas, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, and Peru, Amanda is a published scientific illustrator. She has been involved in the development of several biodiversity informatics products at BRIT, including the Atrium Biodiversity Information System. She is a co-chair for the Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH), a co-chair for the Professional Development Committee of the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), and is an advisor to the board of the Caribbean Wildlife Alliance (CWA). Her most recent project is a flora of the Hellshire Hills and Goat Islands, Jamaica.
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