Virtual Botany Spotlight: Oaks
Eastern North Carolina’s rich array of native oaks is second only to those of Mexico. In this online class with Paul Manos, Duke University biology professor and Duke Herbarium curator, learn more about this fascinating and important group of plants, including their biology, how to identify and distinguish them, and how they impact and interact with their environment. This virtual presentation will present the oak tree of life—a model for understanding oak tree evolution—and other current research.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent in your registration confirmation. All registered participants will receive a presentation recording. You can register for the virtual session alone or add the Oct. 26 in-person field session to practice and hone your oak identification skills.
Paul Manos, Ph.D., researches woody plants with a focus on the evolution and ecology of Fagaceae (the oak family). His work takes a new look at evolutionary and ecological relationships within the oak family in order to better understand species adaptation and distribution.