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.

California Academy of Sciences
Dr. Margaret Lowman is currently Chief of Science and Sustainability 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

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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. Chief of Science & Sustainability at California Academy of Sciences.
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