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CanopyMeg speaks to students in India about forests

Future canopy scientists of India? Through digital connectivity, CanopyMeg spoke to approximately 2000 students in India last night. Explorers and colleague Bhaskar Krishnamurthy master-minded a multiple school virtual assembly, and the students all lined up with questions about forests. Thrilling at both ends, and the kids asked

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Engage women in science

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict. — Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, former U.N. force commander, 2008
On Nov. 6, 238 scientists (predominantly women) signed a proclamation titled “A call for inclusive conservation” in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal Nature

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Life on tree-tops

Article below written by Bhaskar Krishnamurthy which features Dr. Lowman and her work in the canopies.
Often considered the eighth continent of our planet, canopies
across the world harbour more than 30% of the Earth’s living
fauna, and yet remain one of the least studied areas till date,
especially in India.

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Forest Solutions Summit at the Cal Academy of Sciences on January 22, 2015

From California Academy of Sciences (View/Download the Flyer):

Join us for a day of cutting-edge discoveries focusing on the status of the world’s forests, conservation challenges and management strategies to sustain them, followed by lively and collaborative discussions of actions and solutions with local and global forest experts.
Forest

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Name-a-Species Auction of New Tardigrade Species to benefit Ethiopian Forests

The deadline to bid to name this new species of tardigrade (waterbear) is approaching. Deadline is December 21st! Hurry and bid now!
An incredible legacy gift this holiday season — name a species after your beloved spouse, favorite charity, or upcoming graduate! And by doing this, you will

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CanopyMeg leads guided tour of Canopy Walkway for local families

On November 24, 2014 local families from Sarasota-Manatee VillageLearners gathered together at Myakka River State Park for a guided tour of the Canopy Walkway and Tower led by Dr. Margaret “CanopyMeg” Lowman. The children and their families learned about epiphytes, bromeliads, and the definition of “arbornaut”. The children

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2015 Summer REU program in Ethiopia – Now Accepting Applications

Below Travis Reynolds announces that applications are now being accepted for students to participate in an NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South

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Gift from the gut

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. — Albert Einstein
Did you know that a hundred trillion microbes live in your digestive system, and yet almost nothing is known about them?
Our own bodies house one of the highest-biodiversity ecosystems on the planet, and

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OpenBiome Featured In The New Yorker Magazine’s Article – “The Excrement Experiment”

Excerpt from “The Excrement Experiment“:
The inspiration for OpenBiome was a friend of Smith’s, an otherwise healthy man in his twenties who, in 2011, acquired C. difficile following gallbladder surgery. “He ended up on seven rounds of vancomycin over a year and half,” Smith told me. “He was

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New ‘spies’ for science

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

Imagination is more important than knowledge. — Albert Einstein
The era of “citizen spies” is upon us! “CSI: Miami,” take note. Many conservation biologists, geologists, public health specialists and nonprofits are building up a new army, called UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicles) or “drones,” which are low-cost surveillance technologies

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