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Virtual Oaks / Oaks at Duke Gardens

Tuesday, November 01, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Paul Manos

Eastern North Carolina's rich array of native oaks is second only to those of Mexico. 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 in this online presentation with Paul Manos, Duke University professor of biology and Duke Herbarium curator.

The Virtual Oaks presentation is via Zoom and will review nomenclature, speciation and current research. You can register for the virtual session alone, or enroll in both the virtual presentation and the November 3 field session. A Zoom link will be sent in your registration confirmation. You can elect to enroll solely in the Virtual Oaks presentation to review nomenclature, speciation and current research, or you can register for both the virtual session and the field session (listed separately as "Oaks of Duke Gardens"), which will be in person and primarily outdoors at the Gardens, examining plants and fine-tuning your identification skills. The oaks at Duke Gardens illustrate the considerable variety and the plasticity of the species. Examining these plants with Paul's guidance will help bring together research and reality.

Paul Manos, Ph.D., researches woody plants with a focus on the systematics 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.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Herbarium, Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) and Duke Gardens. Please register through the Gardens' website. ISA CEU credits available for Certified Arborist, BCMA-Management, BCMA-Science, and NCBOLA continuing education credits.

Virtual session: Tuesday, November 1, 7-8:30 p.m; field session: Thursday, November 3, 2-5 p.m. $22 or $38; members of Duke Gardens, TLC and ECWA receive a 20% discount at registration with your members' discount code. Registration is at Duke Gardens, Duke University, 420 Anderson St., Durham, N.C., 27705. Information: 919-668-1707,

Contact: Registrar