Professor Chris Dick was interviewed for two recent articles, “Climate change means one world’s death and another’s birth” in Wired and “How climate change is spawning a new view of conservation” in The Christian Science Monitor.
Lizzie Wade wrote the article in Wired. “The forests that come out of this change are probably going to be much different than the kinds of forests we have today,” says Christopher Dick, an evolutionary geneticist who studies tropical trees at the University of Michigan.
Pete Spotts wrote The Christian Science Monitor article, excerpted here: A project in the Amazon aims to test the idea that the rise of the Andes Mountains some 10 million years ago essentially doubled the diversity of plants in Amazonia by, among other effects, providing a narrow slice of unique microhabitats along the range's eastern slopes as it rose.
Dick is a co-investigator on the project.