Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

Live Event

LIVE EVENT: Penang BioBlitz 2017

October 16-27, 2017

Dr. Meg Lowman and JASON Argonauts will bring you live events, real time Q&A, photos, videos and more direct from the rainforest of Malaysia. Here are a few ways you can follow the action:

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Featured Videos

A summary of the adventures and successes of the Ethiopian Church Forests project. Filmed and produced by Haley Nelson Chamberlain of Untamed Science during an expedition in May 2017.

Come October, Jason learning will be live in Malaysia. Learn more in this promo video:

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California Academy of Sciences
Dr. Margaret Lowman is currently Director of Global Initiatives, Lindsay Chair of Botany & Senior Scientist in Plant Conservation at the California Academy of Sciences.

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, writer, public speaker. Director of Global Initiatives/Senior Scientist of Plant Conservation at California Academy of Sciences

Latest Posts

  • New Canopy Walkway in Vermont
    New Canopy Walkway in Vermont
    Article from vnews.com: The 300-foot-long canopy walk, which would begin behind the raptor houses, would be at an approximate elevation of 40 feet, give or take. It would lead visitors through a classic New England mix of hard-and softwood trees, and would offer views of the...
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  • Taiwan Tree Project
    Taiwan Tree Project
    Meet our TREE Foundation scholar-student, Sky Lan, who is finishing her PhD in canopy science at Oregon State University. She has partnered with CanopyMeg’s colleagues, Jen Sanger and Steve Pearce, who are Down Under colleagues working as part of the Malaysia biodiversity team. This video shows...
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  • Assessing Sacred Forests in Ethiopia, India and elsewhere
    Assessing Sacred Forests in Ethiopia, India and elsewhere
    Article written by Dr. Lowman and Palatty Allesh Sinu in BioScience: Increasing degradation of tropical forests prompts the consideration of unconventional ideas to promote conservation. In his recent book, E. O. Wilson advocates conserving half of the planet for one species (Homo sapiens) and the other...
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  • Exploring the Most Beautiful Roof in the World
    Exploring the Most Beautiful Roof in the World
    The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy” by Kathryn Lasky is now utilized as a key component in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) learning units in several states. The story is of particular interest to this website because it is...
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  • 3D image of Ethiopian church forest insect
    3D image of Ethiopian church forest insect
    Enjoy this cool critter, in the family Scutelleridae. Via Josh Martin: We nick-named this one “Punisher Beetle”, but 1) that’s not it’s name, and 2) it’s not a beetle, it’s a Hemipteran. I think it’s in the Scutelleridae (shield-backed bugs) family. Punisher Beetle by Tanner Boucher on Sketchfab ...
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