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Hybrid Darwin Day Lecture: Quercus Circus: The Biodiversity and Ecological Value of Oaks
February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This program will be offered in a hybrid format, with a limited number of seats available in-person in the Reeves Auditorium, and streaming live via Zoom webinar. A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants a few days before the program.
With Paul Manos, Professor, Duke University, Department of Biology
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST, followed by a reception
Location: Zoom webinar or in-person (masks required)
Celebrate Darwin’s birthday by joining us for our annual Darwin Day Lecture!
Oaks are one of the defining tree species in our world, with a long and fascinating history. Charles Darwin considered the nature of oak species to be “a thorny problem”, but new genetic research suggests that we have come to a nuanced understanding of the oak species concept. This seminar will demystify the genus Quercus by walking through the branches of the oak tree of life. You will discover more about the natural history of oaks and the role they serve at the ecosystem level, including how current research aims to shed light on the ecological role of hybridization.