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 small multi-bladed helicopters into a…
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).
Just how many plant species are threatened by land development in the Amazon? Biology Professor Miles Silman and research Ken Feeley published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the degree to which plant species are threatened is highly location dependent. The article in Conservation Magazine, “Location, Location, Location,…
Missing Pieces David Malakoff | January 27, 2011 | Conservation Magazine Sparse tropical plant collections complicate efforts to predict climate impacts Want to know if that Amazonian orchid you love so much is likely to survive a warming climate? Don’t hold your breath. Efforts to create models that predict how distributions of tropical species might shift…
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