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Allan Taylor
A long-standing member of the IOS and fomer editor of Oak...
Panayoti Kelaidis | Dec 17, 2022
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A new study resolves many nomenclatural problems in the...
Carlos Vila-Viçosa | Dec 09, 2022
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Christy Powell of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works...
Amy Byrne | Dec 06, 2022

Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

Dendrology

Conversations with Conservationists

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Two podcasts about oak conservation

The Red List of Oaks

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The Red List of Oaks 2020 has been published, detailing the completed IUCN Red List threat assessments for oaks.

When Oak Leaves Fail to Fall

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Marcescent leaves persist on deciduous trees through winter.

Ascent of the Oaks

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An article published in Scientific American recounts how advances in genomics have allowed researchers to reconstruct the evolutionary history of oaks.

Fossils of Oak Ancestors Discovered in Argentina

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Researchers have unearthed a collection of chinquapin fruit and leaf fossils in Patagonia that suggests the Fagaceae family has evolutionary roots in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cultivated Oaks of the World

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A database that pools information on oak trees in collections around the world.

The Renature Monchique Project

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A project aims to recover and restore habitats in Serra de Monchique, Portugal.

A Global Conservation Consortium for Oak

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GCCO logoThe Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) has launched! Developing the GCCO was a collaborative effort—and involvement from passionate IOS members was an integral component.

In Search of an Endangered Species: Quercus acerifolia

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Quercus acerifolia (maple-leaf oak) is an endangered species in the wild (IUCN Red List)and a highly sought-after species in cultivation.

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