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Silman: Amazon rainforest is home to 16,000 tree species, estimate suggests

by October 22, 2013
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An article focusing on the work of Miles Silman and his collaborators work on species diversity in the Amazon Rainforest was featured in UK news resource The Guardian.  It references an important paper his group published in the journal, Science. Almost four hundred billion trees belonging to 16,000 different species Read more »

Meet Miles Silman

by June 7, 2012
Miles Silman, Ran and Frank Bell Jr. Faculty Fellow

Biology Professor, Miles Silman is the Director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.  The WFU News Center recently posted a faculty profile on his exciting work and ongoing involvement in studying climate change, sustainability, tropical conservation, and the environment. As a conservation biologist, Miles Silman has been a Read more »

Proposals funded: T. Michael Anderson

by March 11, 2012
T. Michael Anderson

Congratulations to T. Michael Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research:  Mechanisms of tree recruitment limitation across a savanna soil moisture availability gradient” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Proposals funded: William Smith

by January 25, 2012
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Congratulations to William K. Smith, professor of biology and Charles H. Babcock chair of botany, whose proposal entitled “CBIN: A Research Network for Sustaining Barrier Island Ecosystems in a Changing Gobal Environment” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Child Abuse in Birds

by September 29, 2011
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WFU News Service, August 2011 For one species of seabird in the Galápagos, the child abuse “cycle of violence” found in humans plays out in the wild. The new study of Nazca boobies by Wake Forest University researchers provides the first evidence from the animal world showing those who are Read more »

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