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Drones to add flying eye on our ecosystem

by February 12, 2014
WFU graduate student Max Messinger and professor Miles Silman show their aircraft used for monitoring the forest canopy

From the Charlotte Observer, Feb 9, 2014 by Reid Creager Sure, it resembles a spider on steroids. But a recently developed flying robot – soon to hover over the Peruvian cloud forest for the first time – has potential benefits for everyone. About a year and a half ago, a Read more »

From one forest to another

by December 18, 2013
Max Messinger, graduate student and expert in research drones flys his "robot" on the WFU practice field

Several news agencies have published stories recently about unique research conducted by Max Messinger and Miles Silman in the Department of Biology. Dr. Silman’s group is making use of “flying robots” to photograph and measure data from the forest canopy.  Messinger is the local expert on how to turn these Read more »

Deacon Profile: David Anderson

by November 11, 2013
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The Old Gold and Black recently ran a short piece on Professor David J. Anderson.  Dr. Anderson answers questions about why he is at Wake Forest, what he enjoys about teaching, and some interesting facts from his prolific research career. Since 1982, I have been studying a population of seabirds Read more »

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 »

“Bee” impressed

by April 4, 2013
Prof. Susan Fahrbach in lab with David Hale

Bee impressed at ACC Meeting of the Minds Wake Forest to showcase innovative student research from across the ACC – By WILL FERGUSON Office of Communications and External Relations You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale Read more »

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