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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…

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…

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…

CEES Awards 2016 Fall Mini Grant

CEES Awards 2016 Fall Mini Grant

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

Deer and Large Mammal Survey Underway at Pilot Mountain State Park

Deer and Large Mammal Survey Underway at Pilot Mountain State Park

The Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability has partnered with Pilot Mountain State Park to conduct a deer and large mammal population survey in effort to monitor the effects of white-tail deer populations on Piedmont ecosystems. Former Wake Forest biology undergraduate student (’08) and soon-to-be Texas A&M University PhD, Jared Beaver, and biology major, Robbie Baldwin (’17),…

What We Do

The research and activities associated with CEES involve the synergistic efforts of faculty, researchers, public officials, and private individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors.

Most projects fall into one of our three main research groups:

lightning boltThe Renewable Energy Research (RER) group engages in cutting edge research  and development with the aim of advancing renewable energy technology.

 

green leafThe Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) group’s efforts include paradigm shifting scientific inquiry into the areas of biodiversity, ecology physiology and related disciplines.

 

green swirlThe Policy, Enterprise, & Markets (PEM) group explores policy frameworks, business practices and regulatory regimes that impact emerging technologies and environment and energy resources.

Upcoming Events

Sat 23

Reynolda Gardens Native Plant Sale

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

The Carolina Meat Conference

September 25 * 8:00 am - September 26 * 5:00 pm
Oct 05
Oct 25

Erotic Ecology with Dr. Andreas Weber

October 25 * 7:00 pm - 8:30 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…