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Can tree populations survive climate change?

October 9, 2012

CEES Director Miles Silman was featured in the article “At Edge of Peruvian Andes, Tracking Impacts of Warming” by Elizabeth Kolbert. It was published in the Yale Environment 360 – a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The report follows Silman and his graduate students during one of their trips to The Andes in eastern Peru where is “the perfect laboratory for studying the effects of climate change.” In the piece the researcher speculates that Peruvian Andes will feel a greater impact of global warming because most species live there. He talks about poorly known forests and examines possible scenarios of how climate change would affect the region. You can read the article here.