Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

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In a Google Science Fair Hangout On Air conversation with editor-in-chief of Scientific American, Mariette DiChristina, Dr. Lowman discusses how she became fascinated with what is happening at the tops of trees, what kinds of studies she has done on her treetop walkways, and more.

New Book

treetops-at-riskTreetops at Risk
Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation
Lowman, Margaret; Devy, Soubadra; Ganesh, T. (Eds.)
2013, XIX, 444 p. 100 illus., 78 illus. in color.

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  • Uses the major findings of the 5th International Canopy Conference as a platform for organization
  • Assembles a global authorship to examine past accomplishments and future initiatives critical in forest conservation
  • Presents articles that represent future priorities and advancements for canopy science in the next decade

Featured Project

CanopyMeg and TREE Foundation are working to conserve the Church Forests of Ethiopia, but we need your help!

This unique opportunity not only reduces your carbon footprint, but also saves biodiversity, fresh water, natural medicines, pollinators, and insures the future spiritual heritage of an African nation. Read more.

Current Projects

The Nature Research Center

TREE Foundation

REU Canopy Explorers

Sloth Conservation

Out on a Limb - Forest Canopies

Base Camp Sarasota

Canopy Walkway Construction

Books, Publications and Column

Dr. Lowman has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and several books including Life in the Treetops, It’s a Jungle Up There, and Methods in Forest Research.

Dr. Lowman’s column Nature’s Secrets can be found in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The News & Observer.

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Tree canopy biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, public speaker and currently Chief of Science & Sustainability at California Academy of Sciences.
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Latest Posts

  • Wheelchair Bound Biologists Study Treetops Thanks To Climbing
    Wheelchair Bound Biologists Study Treetops Thanks To Climbing
    A video news story on Dr. Meg Lowman’s Waterbears and Wheelchairs program featuring student Rebecca Tripp. This was filmed during the Academy’s first public climb in the East Garden earlier this month. KPIX (CBS 5) August 20, 2014 ...
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  • Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat
    Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat
    Read part three of Laurel C. Allen’s story about her “Amazon adventure” and her search for science. In part three Laurel takes a swim, finds dozens of venomous spiders, and encounters ayahuasca. The article is number three of a four-part series published in Indefinitely Wild. Read...
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  • Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns
    Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns
    Read part two of Laurel C. Allen’s story about her “Amazon adventure” and her search for science. In part two Laurel wakes up to a boat ride, meets a baby sloth and learns to shoot a blowgun. The article is number two of a four-part...
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  • Hangout with Canopy Researcher Margaret Lowman
    Hangout with Canopy Researcher Margaret Lowman
    In a Google Science Fair Hangout On Air conversation with editor-in-chief of Scientific American, Mariette DiChristina, Dr. Lowman discusses how she became fascinated with what is happening at the tops of trees, what kinds of studies she has done on her treetop walkways, and more. Article...
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  • Into the Amazon: ​Sharpening Blowgun Darts On Piranha Teeth
    Into the Amazon: ​Sharpening Blowgun Darts On Piranha Teeth
    Laurel C. Allen tells the story of her “Amazon adventure” and her search for science. The trip was led by Dr. Meg Lowman. It was Dr. Lowman’s thirty-first trip to the Amazon. The article is number one of a four-part series published in Indefinitely Wild. Read...
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