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Silman and Messinger featured on series “Now What”

by December 10, 2015
Max Messinger (WFU '13, '15) discusses data returned from drones with Ryan Duffy (left) and Casteneda.

The documentary series “Now What” with Ryan Duffy, features the work of Max Messinger (BS 2013, MS 2015) and Professor Miles Silman in the Amazon.  The piece follows Messinger’s work with drones in monitoring illicit gold mining in the Amazon and the scale of negative environmental impact these illegal activities have had. Read more »

David J. Anderson featured on BBC

by March 4, 2015

Professor of Biology David J. Anderson’s research into very unique questions about behavior and ecology have often been the focus of national media attention. Recently, Dr. Anderson was featured by the BBC in the series “The Natural World”. Dr. Anderson is featured in the episode entitled Galapagos: Islands of Change [web link]. Dr. Anderson’s work Read more »

GMO: Fear, Facts, Farms and Food

by December 4, 2014

GMOS: Fear, Facts, Farms, and Food This forum was held Wednesday November 19 at 7 PM in the Byrum Welcome Center of Wake Forest University. This forum provided information on GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) crops, including how, when, and why they are used. Questions including the following were answered Read more »

NY Times: Galapagos Treasure under Threat

by April 28, 2014

The New York Times recently featured Dr. David Anderson’s work in the Galapagos on the Blue-footed boobies. The number of boobies, known for their brightly colored feet and signature mating dance, has dropped by 50 percent in the last 20 years, according to a paper published in the journal Avian Read more »

Diving into Biodiversity

by March 27, 2014

By WILL FERGUSON Office of Communications and External Relations Victoria Erb stood in the back of the boat with her classmates and watched three sharks cut through the crystal clear water of Belize’s Great Blue Hole. The senior biology major then did the one thing the vast majority of people in Read more »