Climate change is causing Andean tree migration, according to biologist Miles Silman

Rain Forest plants race to outrun global warming

A story written by Justin Catanoso, lecturer and director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, features research by Wake Forest tropical biologist Miles Silman showing that Andean tree species are migrating upslope roughly 8 to 12 vertical feet (2.5 to 3.5 meters) a year on average—the arboreal equivalent of a dash. “We are looking at what entire populations of these species are doing in response to climate change,” Silman said. “It’s fairly spectacular and quick. But it might not be quick enough.”

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