November 22nd, 2013
From one forest to another
Soaring over a dense canopy of trees, a flying, insect-like robot developed by Wake Forest researchers will give an unprecedented look at Peru’s tropical cloud forest, one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.
The Peruvian cloud forest grows on the slopes of the Andes Mountains and marks the western border of the Amazon rainforest. This expansive region stretches across a swath of South America approximately the size of the continental United States. Few people truly grasp and appreciate its critically important role – driving the world’s climate and weather patterns and annually absorbing 1.5 billion metric tons of C02.
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