New CINCIA study reveals the true carbon impact of reforestation

a hand holding brazil nut husks on the left and another holding biochar on the right

To effectively combat climate change, humanity needs to both stop putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and to lock away at least some that we’ve already unleashed, a process called carbon sequestration. Reforestation — replanting trees at large scale — is often touted as a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

On Wednesday, February 1, the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Biology Department aided Pilot Mountain State Park (PMSP) officials in a 130-acre prescribed burn as a part of an ongoing partnership to support protected areas. Prescribed burns use low-intensity […]

CEES Awards 2016 Fall Mini Grant

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability has awarded five mini grants to recipients dedicated to providing new research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest University. The CEES Research Committee, chaired by Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of statistics, selected grant recipients based on the proposed […]

CEES in Belize

The Lighthouse Reef Atoll off the coast of Belize, one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea, has become an educational destination during spring break for Wake Forest students and faculty studying climate change and sustainability. During Spring Break, two groups from […]