BRIT Blogs --> Research

BRIT research results are most often disseminated in peer-reviewed journal articles. But for many these can be dry to read (and presume that you know the specific vocabulary) and say nothing of the process of research, as varied, nuanced, interesting, and complex as it is. Peer-reviewed articles, as narrowly as they are typically crafted, rarely give one the opportunity to ruminate more broadly about bigger picture issues and questions.

BRIT research scientists, looking for a way to share their work broadly, blog about it here. 

Visit with our scientists through their blogs to learn a little more about the work that they conduct, the places they visit, and their philosophical musings along the way...




Southeastern US Research

BRIT Blogs

Biodiversity hotspots are often understood to be areas of the world where little to no plant exploration has taken place, and there is partial truth to this notion. However, the other common thread that hotspots share is immense threats to their continuance, either through natural or cultural disturbances. THIS is why it is so important that they be studied. Biodiversity Explorer Dwayne Estes works in biodiversity hotspots in the Southeastern United States, conducting floristic research in unusual landforms such as riverscours and more typical plant communities such as prairie and glade systems. Learn more about his exciting research here.


Our general BRIT blog is written by various BRIT scientists. However, Biodiversity Explorer Sula Vanderplank, whose work has her traveling from California to Mexico and Brazil, blogs quite often here.

In addition, the blog includes occasional posts by other BRIT scientists documenting the processes and behind-the-scenes activity in our work.