Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

Monthly archive for February 2010

Python Patrol Workshop on 4/26/2010 at New College of Florida

Would You Know What To Do With A Python?
Would You Know What Not To Do?

To date, several large Pythons have been reported in Sarasota County. We need your eyes to spot them so we can catch them before they spread further.
Python Patrol Workshop
Monday, April 26, 2010
Session 1:

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“Climate Change – a Visual World View of Global Warming” March 9 at New College

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Join New Topics New College for a visual tour of the places in the world most affected by climate change, from the poles to mountains and our cities, and some of the actions being taken to combat the warming, presented by Gary

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Earthwatch Board of Directors in Costa Rica

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As part of Earthwatch Board of Directors, I visited the leatherback turtle and the sustainable coffee research projects in Costa Rica during January 2010. This group photo of the BOD is at the Golding Research Center where the turtle project is head-quartered. – Dr.

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Wild sloth killed by small spectacled owl in Panama

Story on BBC News featuring research done by Lowman’s student, Bryson Voirin:
Researchers in Panama have found the first evidence of a sloth that has been killed by an owl.
They found the body of a radio-collared three-toed sloth with lethal wounds that suggest it was hunted by a

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January 2010 Amazon Trip Student Logs

On January 20-28, 2010, students and families joined CanopyMeg for the Amazon Rainforest Workshop: The Ecology and Culture of the Amazon Jungle. Below are student logs from the trip. (Photos from the trip are here.)
=== Molly Welsh’s Journal ===
Part One: Personal Reflective Essay
I was rendered speechless

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Evidence for Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) Predation by Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

New article published in Edentata.
Voirin, J. B., Kays, R. W., Lowman, M. D., and Wikelski, M. 2009. Evidence for Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) Predation by Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata). Edentata 8-10:15-20.

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