Research and Scholarship

13th Annual Frances Litten Botanical Lecture

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Free Event  | Festival Conference & Student Center Ballroom


No Tree is an Island

Speaker, Joe Murray

"This year, in celebrating our 30th year as the Year of the Trees, the Frances Litten Botanical Lecture will focus on a special tree-themed topic. Trees are gregarious organisms that have formed mutualistic relationships with members of all five kingdoms of life on earth. Discover the Wood Wide Web, and its interacting communication systems as you come to see the forest as "organism". Learn how trees can become more resilient to stress factors and climate change when humans assist them in establishing their interconnected webs, above and below ground, creating a more sustainable landscape.

Joe Murray has a Masters of Science in Plant Pathology from Virginia Tech, Masters in Teaching from the University of Richmond, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Radford University. He is a certified arborist, certified utility arborist, and a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification instructor."


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