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Monthly archive for January 2011

Art and Science Unite

An artwork of Meg-as-Canopy by Indian canopy ecology student, M. Paramesh, marks a successful visit to work on India’s critical forest conservation.

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Talk by Dr. Lowman on 1/28/2011 at ATREE Auditorium in Bangalore

From Talks@ATREE:
Speaker: Dr. Margaret D. Lowman
Date: January 28, 2011
Time: 4 pm
Venue: ATREE Auditorium in Bangalore, India
Title: UN Year of the Forest – inspiring new stakeholders to reverse deforestation
Rates of tropical deforestation continue to accelerate, and yet the United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of

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Breaking the myths about the Amazon (

An article in DNA India about the launch of Krishnamurthy’s new book, The Fragile Forest: Inside Brazilian Amazonia (which includes a chapter written by Meg Lowman):
The Amazon rain forest is contrary to the way it was represented in Hollywood movie Anaconda. If explorer, writer and photographer Bhaskar

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‘Science Cafe’ serves up rainforest mythbusters

As part of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ monthly “Science Cafe,” Meg Lowman discussed the hard facts of the state of the world’s rainforests Tuesday at Tir Na Nog in Raleigh.
Lowman, director of the museum’s Nature Research Center and research professor of natural sciences at

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Brian Malow and CanopyMeg at ScienceOnline 2011

Brian Malow (science comedian) and Canopymeg (geek scientist), speakers at ScienceOnline 2011!

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Belly Button Biodiversity

How do you explain the extraordinary and secret world of rain forest biodiversity to students who have never seen a rain forest? Perhaps we start here at home…
Citizen science is the process of engaging citizens to collect data and learn how science works. To learn more about

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Calling All Sloth Lovers

The Pygmy three-toed sloth is on the list of one of the world’s most endangered animals. TREE Foundation has supported the training of canopy students by Meg Lowman,
who in turn taught Bryson Voirin, who in turn has been a long-standing TREE research associate and devoted much of

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Finding Sanctuary – Saving the biodiversity of Ethiopia, one church forest at a time

PDF of an article written by Dr. Lowman in The Explorers Journal titled, “Finding Sanctuary – Saving the biodiversity of Ethiopia, one church forest at a time”:

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Dr. Lowman speaking at NC Museum’s Science Café on Jan. 18th

Science Café: Rain Forests – Going, Going, Gone?
Date: Jan. 18, 6:30–8:30 pm with discussions beginning at 7 pm followed by Q&A
Location: Tir Na Nog, 218 South Blount Street, Raleigh, 919.833.7795
Fee: Free
RSVP: 919.733.7450×531 or email:
Every child grows up with a sense of awe about tropical forests —

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