Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

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.
  • New skywalk for ecotourism & forest appreciation in Taiwan - great arboreal experience!
  • Taiwan takes its culinary efforts very seriously - our scientist team ate its way from canopy to canopy! Delicious!
  • Humorous EO Wilson anointed me "Her Royal Highness" (Sylvia Earle =Her Deepness) - canopy, aka high (took me awhile!)
  • @sciencecomedian @canopymeg You are THEROSE, dear Brian!!!
  • A rose between 2 thorns? Reunion w/Paul Ehrlich (CEO, Wilson Fdn) & Ed, EO Wilson Symposium, U of Alabama!

Latest Posts

  • Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan
    Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan
    Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan, to launch the official emergence of this discipline in this Pacific Rim country! ...
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  • Let Your Kids Get Muddy Once in a While
    Let Your Kids Get Muddy Once in a While
    As a child, I loved the natural world. Maybe it had something to do with growing up in a small town in upstate New York where the distractions of big-city lights were absent. Maybe it was because nature had so many secrets and I was...
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  • Figure 3 (left). Canopy walkway with tree support in Amazonian Peru
    Dr. Lowman’s keynote talk at the Taiwan Canopy Symposium
    Life in the Treetops – Exploration of the World’s Canopies by Dr. “CanopyMeg” Lowman Chief of Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences, USA | | Chinese version: English version: Our ancestors were tree dwellers. Throughout human history, people have taken to the trees as safe havens, sites...
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  • New canopy walkway in Taiwan features a motorized ascent
    New canopy walkway in Taiwan features a motorized ascent
    The new canopy walkway in Shei-Pa National Park in Taiwan features a motorized ascent. WOW — a very elegant and easy ascent for all the VIP guests who came to celebrate this great canopy research site on the Pacific Rim! Both fun and also a great...
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  • RCA award goes to ‘Canopy Meg’
    RCA award goes to ‘Canopy Meg’
    Article from the online edition of Beloit Daily News: All of the action is at the top, at least in a forest. That’s what conservation biologist Dr. Margaret Lowman, known as “Canopy Meg,” told guests at the Roy Chapman Andrews Society 2014 Distinguished Explorer Award Presentation held...
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