COASTAL STUDIES INSTITUTE TO HOST “SCIENCE ON THE SOUND” LECTURE ON SEACOAST PLANTS OF THE CAROLINAS ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting a lecture on seacoast plants of the Carolinas as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series. This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina. This month, the program will feature Dr. Paul Hosier, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and author of the recently released “Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas”. Dr. Hosier’s presentation, entitled “Seacoast Flora and Ecology of the Carolinas” will highlight the ecology of coastal North Carolina and the variety of plants species that can be found there. The program will be held at 6:00PM on Wednesday, September 18 at the Coastal Studies Institute located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese, NC. The presentation is free, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Are you interested in learning more about the variety of plants that call coastal North Carolina home? During this engaging evening presentation, Dr. Paul Hosier will describe and discuss the major environmental factors influencing coastal plants of the OBX including regional climate, storms, soils, salt aerosols, winds, tides, and human activities. Dr. Hosier will weigh in on how plant abundance, distribution, and community structure that we observe are related to these factors. Throughout his discussion, Dr. Hosier will note interesting and appropriate coastal plants to be considered when creating or adding to a native plant garden in the OBX area.
This program will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/unccsi and the online viewing audience will be able to ask the presenter questions via an online chat room.