Biology Professor, Miles Silman was featured by WUNC Public Radio science correspondent Justin Catanoso in his feature titled “How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests?”
Silman is a pilot of sorts for the cause of preserving tropical forests. And he clings to such dark forms of hope in the face of climate change not experienced since the last Ice Age. He first started studying tropical forests in Peru more than 20 years ago as a PhD student at Duke. Ten years ago, he and other top tropical biologists from the United Kingdom, United States and Peru founded the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group.
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