Amazonian Ecosystem Services

UN Climate Change Conference

CEES Staff|2014-12-09T15:37:04-05:00December 9, 2014|

Photo credit: Justin Catanoso Every year the world comes together to discuss progress on combating climate change.  The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change hosts the COP--the Conference [...]

CEES studying biochar in the Amazon

CEES Staff|2019-12-19T10:37:27-05:00September 5, 2014|

CEES faculty members Miles Silman and Abdou Lachgar, and CEES fellow and MA in Sustainability graduate student Andrew Wilcox and are on a mission to change tropical agriculture in the [...]

Bamboo-based Charcoal Restores Soil Health

CEES Staff|2014-02-10T11:54:44-05:00February 10, 2014|

By Andrew Wilcox, CEES Fellow Charcoal isn’t just for grilling anymore.  Biochar, a specific kind of charcoal produced efficiently from sustainably sourced feedstocks, such as agricultural residues, bamboo, and timber [...]

Threat to biodiversity in Peru’s Cloud Forest

CEES Staff|2013-09-24T15:09:41-04:00September 24, 2013|

Researchers 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 [...]

How Climate Change affects Tropical Forests

CEES Staff|2019-12-19T10:50:22-05:00September 10, 2013|

CEES Director and Professor of Biology Miles Silman recently spoke to WUNC about how global temperature increases are affecting tropical forests.  Silman and his research group have been measuring forest [...]

Climate Changes in South America

CEES Staff|2012-05-17T13:48:14-04:00May 17, 2012|

CEES Director Miles Silman was featured in WXII's piece on climate changes in South America.  Reporter Cameron Kent's story "The Lungs of the World" takes a closer look at the [...]