Event Date

March 3, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 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

Waterlilies of Australia

A Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. Barre Hellquist

New BRIT Research Associate Dr. Barre Hellquist will share his past work on the waterlily genus Nymphaea. Waterlilies in Australia have received much attention in the past 20 years. Originally 6 native species were known from Australia. Today the number is 18, plus 4 introduced species. This is mainly due to extensive work by the late Surrey Jacobs and byJacobs and Hellquist.

Dr. Hellquist standing on the beach at Cape York, the northern-most place in Australia
Dr. Hellquist at Cape York in far northern Queensland, Australia.


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.