BRIT, Tarleton State to collaborate


The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and Tarleton State University signed a formal agreement Jan. 25 that jointly supports their common interests in biodiversity and sustainability education.

Fort Worth-based BRIT, a nonprofit, international research and education center that studies plants and teaches about their importance in the world, will work with the university on research and education programs.

As part of the agreement, the institutions will co-supervise student interns and internship projects and jointly apply for project and program funding support. The agreement also provides for the open exchange of research information and faculty and staff development initiatives through joint meetings, training activities and cooperative programming.

Tarleton’s Department of Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Studies will lead the university’s effort.

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Tarleton, a member of the Texas A&M University System, has campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online.