• Paul S Manos

  • Duke Herbarium
  • 330 Bio Sci Building
  • Campus Box 90338
  • Phone: (919) 660-7358
  • Fax: (919) 660-7372
  • Specialties

    • Systematics
  • Research Summary

    Systematics and phylogeography of flowering plants
  • Research Description

    My research emphasizes woody plants, especially the systematics of Fagaceae (the oak family), Juglandaceae (the walnut family), and related wind-pollinated families of flowering plants. I generally use DNA sequences to generate hypotheses of phylogenetic relationship for inferring morphological character evolution, analyzing patterns of biogeography, and revising classification. Students in my lab have studied the systematics and diversification of the following angiosperm families: Acanthaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Zingiberaceae, Rhamnaceae, Montiaceae, Humiriaceae, Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae, Piperaceae, and Dilleniaceae. Current research interests involve a range of evolutionary and ecological questions within the Fagaceae, especially the genus Quercus. In collaboration with Chuck Cannon and Sang-Hun Oh, we have reinterpreted cupule evolution in the Fagaceae and calibrated the phylogeny for the entire family. Another collaboration with Andrew Hipp, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, and Jeanne Romero-Severson seeks to integrate phylogenetic data with phenotypic traits and functional genes to explain species distributions in the oaks. Secondary research interests include genetic structure of tree species, phylogeny of neotropical tree communities, and the phylogeography of eastern North American species.
  • Teaching

    • BIOLOGY 705S.01
      • SEMINAR TEACHING BIOLOGY
      • Bio Sci 144
      • W 04:40 PM-06:40 PM
    • BIOLOGY 712S.01
      • PLANT SYSTEMATICS SEM
      • Bio Sci 144
      • Th 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Recent Publications

      • Dylan O. Burge, Robin Hopkins, Yi-Hsin Erica Tsai, and Paul S. Manos.
      • (2013).
      • Limited hybridization across an edaphic disjunction between the gabbro-endemic shrub Ceanothus roderickii (Rhamnaceae) and the soil-generalist Ceanothus cuneatus.
      • American Journal of Botany
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      • 100
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      • 1883-1895.
      • Andrew L. Hipp, Deren A. Eaton, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Elisabeth Fitzek, Rick Nipper, Paul S. Manos.
      • (Accepted, 2013).
      • A framework phylogeny of the American oak clade based on sequenced RAD data.
      • PLOS1
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      • Kremer, A., A.G. Abbott, J.E. Carlson, P.S. Manos, C. Plomion, P. Sisco, M.E. Staton, S. Ueno, and G. Vendramin.
      • (2012).
      • Genomics of Fagaceae.
      • Tree Genetics & Genomics
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      • 583-610.
      • Burge, D.O., D.M. Erwin, M.B. Islam, L. Kellermann, S.W. Kembel, D.H. Wilken and P.S. Manos.
      • (2011).
      • Diversification of Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) in the California Floristic Province.
      • International Journal of Plant Sciences
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      • 172
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      • 1137-1164.
      • Burge, D.O., and P.S. Manos.
      • (2011).
      • Edaphic ecology and genetics of the gabbro-endemic shrub Ceanothus roderickii (Rhamnaceae)..
      • Madroño
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      • 1-21.
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • S-H Oh
      • December 26, 2002 - June 26, 2007
    • C H Cannon
      • December 26, 2000 - December 26, 2001
  • PhD Students

    • Eric Green
      • 2011-
    • José Eduardo Meireles
    • Dylan O. Burge
      • 2005 - 2011
    • Erin A Tripp
      • 2003-2008
    • Erica Tsai
      • 2002 - 2009
    • N Douglas
      • 1999 - 2007
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