Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

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Penang BioBlitz 2017

The BioBlitz at Penang Hill 2017 has concluded, but you can still enjoy all the content from the BioBlitz with the JASON Argonauts Team and Dr. Meg Lowman.

BioBlitz Argonaut Updates and Videos

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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 species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented survey
    New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented survey
    California Academy of Sciences team joins Malaysian colleagues to survey region’s rich biodiversity; data to support UNESCO nomination. SAN FRANCISCO (December 6, 2017) – This fall, the California Academy of Sciences partnered with The Habitat Penang Hill and colleagues to conduct a top-to-bottom rainforest survey unprecedented in...
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  • Cornell's Costa Rica Tree Climbing Course in January 2018
    Cornell’s Costa Rica Tree Climbing Course in January 2018
    Big tropical trees. Howler Monkeys. Exotic bryophytes. The rainforest canopy is home to many arboreal animals: rare frogs, toucans, monkeys, orchids and this January, to you! If you’re itching for a new cultural experience and excited to explore the canopy first hand, this is it....
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  • Ethiopia's Sacred Forests Are Shrinking
    Ethiopia’s Sacred Forests Are Shrinking
    From Since receiving his forestry degree from Alemaya University of Agriculture in 1992, Wassie has been working to save, restore and expand Ethiopia’s rapidly shrinking church forests. He served as forestry expert at the Ethiopian Ministry of Natural Resources and worked with several nongovernmental organizations...
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  • Scientists suggest a "spiritual metric" for protecting global forests
    Scientists suggest a “spiritual metric” for protecting global forests
    From California Academy of Sciences: From the sacred church forests of Ethiopia to the revered groves of Bhutan, political and religious leaders around the world are working to conserve remaining forest canopies—a fragmented environment so expansive and critical to life on Earth that it’s often referred...
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  • New Canopy Walkway in Vermont
    New Canopy Walkway in Vermont
    Article from 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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