Professors Chris Dick and Stephen Smith and James Pease, postdoctoral fellow, are the U-M participants in a multi-institutional NSF Frontiers in Earth Systems Dynamics grant: The Dynamics of Mountains, Landscapes and Climate in the Distribution and Generation of Biodiversity of the Amazon/Andean Forest

Earlier this year, the research team mounted an expedition to the Peruvian Amazon where they were joined by Lizzie Wade, Science's Latin American correspondent. Stemming from this experience, the journal Science published an extensive feature article - How the Amazon became a crucible of life. Dick is quoted extensively, particularly toward the end.

Listen to an accompanying Science podcast. Chris Dick’s work is discussed beginning at about 26:00.

Read about the NSF award in previous EEB web news