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Miles R. Silman

Andrew Sabin Presidential Chair of Conservation Biology

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Office: 134 Winston Hall
Phone: (336) 758-5596


B.A. Biology, 1989, University of Missouri.
Ph.D. Zoology, 1996, Duke University. 

Research Focus

Silman’s work centers on understanding biodiversity distribution and the response of forests ecosystems climate and land use changes past and future. Current projects also address Andean and Amazonian carbon cycles and biodiversity controls for use in private- and public-sector ecosystem services projects that change land use by generating revenue for conservation. He has over 25 years of experience in the Andes and Amazon and is a founding member of the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group, and principal investigator of the Centro de Innovacion Cientifica Amazonica (CINCIA).

Want so see what we do?   Visit the Silman Lab