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Sustainability Graduate Students Celebrated at Student Showcase

Sustainability Graduate Students Celebrated at Student Showcase

Graduates in this year’s Sustainability Graduate cohort have crafted real-world sustainability solutions for local and global clients, engaged with leading officials in private and governmental agencies, discussed policy at the national level in Washington, D.C., explored the frontline of climate change challenges on the Outer Banks, and on May 6, celebrated their journey. To honor…

Read more May 22, 2017
Spring 2017 CEES Mini Grants Awarded

Spring 2017 CEES Mini Grants Awarded

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability has awarded four mini grants to recipients dedicated to continuing research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest University and globally. Chaired by Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of statistics, the CEES Research Committee selected the recipients based on the proposed project’s merit, and its dedication to the mission of…

Read more May 10, 2017
Trump Failure to Lead on Climate Doesn’t Faze UN Policymakers in Bonn

Trump Failure to Lead on Climate Doesn’t Faze UN Policymakers in Bonn

by Justin Catanoso As Trump ponders withdrawal from Paris Agreement, U.S. creates climate leadership vacuum likely to be filled by China; other nations remain utterly committed to Paris, say UN negotiators meeting in Bonn this week. Policymakers from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Bonn this week for climate change talks aimed at fulfilling the…

Read more May 8, 2017
Wake Forest MFA student documentary to screen at Cannes

Wake Forest MFA student documentary to screen at Cannes

by Kim McGrath  |  mcgratka@wfu.edu “My Garden, No Longer,” a short documentary by Wake Forest graduate student Scott E. Schimmel, has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. The competition showcases the works of the next generation of filmmakers. Films are seen by Cannes…

Read more April 23, 2017
CEES Student Research Opportunity: White-tailed Deer Densities at Pilot Mountain

CEES Student Research Opportunity: White-tailed Deer Densities at Pilot Mountain

Work to evaluate survey methods in estimating white-tailed deer densities and their effects on vegetative communities at Pilot Mountain State Park, NC.  Project Description: Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina. Located off highway US 52, it covers 3,735 acres (15.12 km2) and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683…

Read more April 7, 2017
Apply to participate in the 2017 Magnolias Project

Apply to participate in the 2017 Magnolias Project

All Wake Forest faculty are invited to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 10-11, 2017 on the Wake Forest campus. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome. This innovative…

Read more April 3, 2017
Environmental Futures: Pathways to Impact

Environmental Futures: Pathways to Impact

What does your environmental future look like? Whether you are just beginning your journey or are already well along your path, you will be inspired by this distinguished panel of sustainability change agents. This group of Wake Forest alumni and guests have dedicated their lives to the environmental sector through careers in leadership, policy, and protection.…

Read more March 26, 2017
CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability provides funding opportunities for research, scholarship, and working groups related to energy, environment and sustainability as broadly defined. CEES mini grants seek to provide new opportunities for research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest. Though the center was formed with core groups in Renewable Energy Research, Biodiversity and…

Read more March 13, 2017
Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

by Justin Catanoso Climate change is expected to alter the distribution of the most iconic trees in the eastern US because of environmental challenges related to growth, mortality, reproduction, and disease. A Woods Hole Research Center study of 40 tree species finds balsam fir, quaking aspen, black cherry, yellow birch, red maple, sugar maple, and…

Read more March 7, 2017
CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

On Wednesday, February 1, the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Biology Department aided Pilot Mountain State Park (PMSP) officials in a 130-acre prescribed burn as a part of an ongoing partnership to support protected areas. Prescribed burns use low-intensity fire to achieve forest-management objectives in ecosystems that evolved with…

Read more February 4, 2017