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Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

As a PhD student and CEES researcher, Cassie Freund is studying how natural disturbances—such as landslides in the Peruvian Andes—shape forest ecology and impact tree species distribution, nutrient and water flows, and carbon storage. From dressing for the occasion to forging new paths with a machete, Freund shares a glimpse into being a researcher in…

Combating Climate Change and Health Risks through a Carbon Fee

Combating Climate Change and Health Risks through a Carbon Fee

by Amro Ali, MAS ’18 No one is safe from the effects of climate change. That’s the key takeaway from a March report by nearly a dozen highly respected medical organizations that studied the link between climate change and risks to our health. And these aren’t far-off impacts or theoretical dangers: human-driven climate change is…

Q&A with Dr. Richard Williams

Q&A with Dr. Richard Williams

Retiring Reynolds Professor of Physics talks about successes, the future, and his pride in being a Demon Deacon. After four years as a student and 31 years as a Reynolds Professor of Physics, Richard Williams will officially retire in July of 2017. Williams, an international expert in scintillators and ultrafast laser spectroscopy, received the first…

CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

Associated Professor of Economics and CEES affiliate Frederick Chen, published a paper examining the potential impact of synthetic horns to reduce rhino poaching. In the paper, Chen analyzes whether the availability of synthetic horns would decrease the equilibrium supply of wild horns, the competitiveness of the synthetic horn production sector, and the ability for synthetic…

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

by Justin Catanoso Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican’s plea to save the earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change. Pope Francis gave Trump a copy of his encyclical on global environmental protection during the president’s visit…

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Through grant funding, the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES) supports Wake Forest faculty and students pursuing research in energy and environment. In turn, CEES welcomes the support of friends who would like to make an immediate and tangible impact by contributing to CEES. For more information, contact Kim Couch at couchkm@wfu.edu.

Upcoming Events

Fri 25

CEES Happy Hour at Wise Man Brewing

August 25 * 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sep 16

Sustainability Alumni Gathering

September 16 * 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 20
Sep 23

Reynolda Gardens Native Plant Sale

September 23 * 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 25

The Carolina Meat Conference

September 25 * 8:00 am - September 26 * 5:00 pm
  • Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

    As a PhD student and CEES researcher, Cassie Freund is studying how natural disturbances—such as landslides in the Peruvian Andes—shape forest ecology and impact tree species distribution, nutrient and water flows, and carbon storage. From dressing for the occasion to forging new paths with a machete, Freund shares a glimpse…

  • Combating Climate Change and Health Risks through a Carbon Fee

    by Amro Ali, MAS ’18 No one is safe from the effects of climate change. That’s the key takeaway from a March report by nearly a dozen highly respected medical organizations that studied the link between climate change and risks to our health. And these aren’t far-off impacts or theoretical…

  • Q&A with Dr. Richard Williams

    Retiring Reynolds Professor of Physics talks about successes, the future, and his pride in being a Demon Deacon. After four years as a student and 31 years as a Reynolds Professor of Physics, Richard Williams will officially retire in July of 2017. Williams, an international expert in scintillators and ultrafast…