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Novel Camera Trapping and Drone Technologies Put CEES Pilot Mountain Project on the Map

Novel Camera Trapping and Drone Technologies Put CEES Pilot Mountain Project on the Map

Since 2015, CEES researchers Max Messinger (’13), director of Wake Forest’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Lab, and Robbie Baldwin (’17), Biology graduate student, led by principal investigator and CEES Leopold Research Fellow, Jared Beaver (’08), have worked with local officials at Pilot Mountain to manage the population of white-tailed deer. Their work is now featured in…

CEES Funding Opportunities Available for Spring 2018

CEES Funding Opportunities Available for Spring 2018

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…

Carbon Sequestration Role of Savanna Soils Key to Climate Goals

Carbon Sequestration Role of Savanna Soils Key to Climate Goals

by Justin Catanoso Savannas and grasslands cover a vast area, some 20 percent of the earth’s land surface — from sub-Saharan Africa, to the Cerrado in Brazil, to North America’s heartland. They also offer an enormous and underappreciated capacity for carbon sequestration. However, the role of forests in storing carbon has long been emphasized over…

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…

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

  • Novel Camera Trapping and Drone Technologies Put CEES Pilot Mountain Project on the Map

    Since 2015, CEES researchers Max Messinger (’13), director of Wake Forest’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Lab, and Robbie Baldwin (’17), Biology graduate student, led by principal investigator and CEES Leopold Research Fellow, Jared Beaver (’08), have worked with local officials at Pilot Mountain to manage the population of white-tailed deer. Their…

  • CEES Funding Opportunities Available for Spring 2018

    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…

  • Carbon Sequestration Role of Savanna Soils Key to Climate Goals

    by Justin Catanoso Savannas and grasslands cover a vast area, some 20 percent of the earth’s land surface — from sub-Saharan Africa, to the Cerrado in Brazil, to North America’s heartland. They also offer an enormous and underappreciated capacity for carbon sequestration. However, the role of forests in storing carbon…