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Threat to biodiversity in Peru’s Cloud Forest

September 24, 2013

andesResearchers at Wake Forest have pieced together startling new evidence that shows rapid 21st century warming may spell doom for tree species in Peruvian cloud forests, with species losing up to 96 percent of their current populations.

The team’s results appear in the Sept. 11, 2013 edition of the online journal PLoS ONE.

 

More information on this important research can be found below:

Rain Forest Plants Race to Outrun Global Warming 

Climate Change and Temperatures Threaten Cloud Forests in Peru

Click here to listen to CEES Director and Professor of Biology Miles Silman talk about threats to Peru’s ecosystems.