Charles Wilson (Will) Cook

Associate in Research
Nicholas School of the Environment
Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy
Box 90328
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: 919-613-8703
Physical address for deliveries: LSRC Building, Room A205, 308 Research Drive

Admiring a mutant Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) in Jasper Co., SC, spring 2001

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina. A listing of all known native and naturalized species with common names and frequency estimates, plus many photos and descriptions. Includes subsections for Durham County, Orange County, Wake County, and the Duke Forest FACE site.

Tree key. Summer key to the trees of the Durham area. I put this together (adapting from several printed keys with a broader range) to help folks in our lab identify the local trees. Please feel free to test it out in the field and let me know if you have any suggestions or encounter any problems. It doesn't cover the rarer species.


Recent Publications

Brecheisen, Zachary S., Charles W. Cook, Paul R. Heine, and Daniel deB. Richter. 2019. Micro-topographic roughness analysis (MTRA) highlights minimally eroded terrain in a landscape severely impacted by historic agriculture, Remote Sensing of Environment 222: 78-89,

Richter, D. D., Billings, S. A., Groffman, P. M., Kelly, E. F., Lohse, K. A., McDowell, W. H., White, T. S., Anderson, S., Baldocchi, D. D., Banwart, S., Brantley, S., Braun, J. J., Brecheisen, Z. S., Cook, C. W., Hartnett, H. E., Hobbie, S. E., Gaillardet, J., Jobbagy, E., Jungkunst, H. F., Kazanski, C. E., Krishnaswamy, J., Markewitz, D., O'Neill, K., Riebe, C. S., Schroeder, P., Siebe, C., Silver, W. L., Thompson, A., Verhoef, A., and Zhang, G. 2018. Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks, Biogeosciences 15: 4815-4832,

Jackson, RB, A Down, NG Phillips, RC Ackley, CW Cook, DL Plata, K Zhao. 2014. Natural gas pipeline leaks across Washington, D.C. Environmental Science & Technology 48:2051-2058, doi:10.1021/es404474x.

McCarthy, HR, R Oren, KH Johnsen, A Gallet-Budynek, SG Pritchard, CW Cook, SL LaDeau, RB Jackson, AC Finzi. 2010. Re-assessment of plant carbon dynamics at the Duke free-air CO2 enrichment site: interactions of atmospheric [CO2] with nitrogen and water availability over stand development. New Phytologist 185:514-528.

Jackson, RB, CW Cook, JS Pippen, SM Palmer. 2009. Increased belowground biomass and soil CO2 fluxes after a decade of carbon dioxide enrichment in a warm-temperate forest. Ecology 90:3352-3366.

Tang, RH, S Han, H Zheng, CW Cook, CS Choi, TE Woerner, RB Jackson, Z-M Pei. 2007. Coupling diurnal cytosolic Ca2+ oscillations to the CAS-IP3 pathway in Arabidopsis. Science 315:1423-1426.

Jackson, RB, EG Jobbágy, R Avissar, S Baidya Roy, D Barrett, CW Cook, KA Farley, DC le Maitre, BA McCarl, BC Murray. 2005. Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration. Science 310:1944-1947.

He, Y, RH Tang, Y Hao, RD Stevens, CW Cook, SM Ahn, L Jing, Z Yang, L Chen, F Guo, F Fiorani, RB Jackson, NM Crawford, and ZM Pei. 2004. Nitric oxide represses the Arabidopsis floral transition. Science 305:1968-1971.

Bearden, KL, SJ Froning, CW Cook. 2004. First Record of White Wagtail in North Carolina. The Chat 68(2):78-82.

Jackson, RB, ST Berthrong, CW Cook, EG Jobbágy, RL McCulley. 2004. Comment on "A Reservoir of Nitrate Beneath Desert Soils". Science 304: 51.

Underwood, N, M Rausher, W Cook. 2002. Bioassay versus chemical assay: measuring the impact of induced and constitutive resistance on herbivores in the field. Oecologia 131:211-219.

Cook, CW. 2000. Two sight records of Kirtland's Warbler from North Carolina. The Chat 64(1):21-25.

Eubanks, MW, CW Cook. 2000. Assay for Proteinase Inhibition in Tripsacum-Zea diploperennis X Maize Hybrids Resistant to Western Corn Rootworm. Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter 74:30-31.


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Created 10/19/1999, last revised 1/2/2014