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Mobility-limited students explore tree-tops

Meg Lowman atop the Myakka Canopy Walkway

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
It is often assumed that wheelchair dependency hinders a career in field biology. But scientists at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences are proving otherwise.
With funds from the National Science Foundation, mobility-limited college students are tackling unanswered questions about what

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Environmental Scientist, Lydia Ball, Seeks Opportunities and Experience

Lydia Jo Ball writes:
I recently graduated from Colby College, Maine, with my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science. I am passionate about research questions concerning behavior, speciation, and natural history. During my undergraduate years, I studied amphibian and insect diversity, amphibian epibiotic bacteria, amphibian resistance

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Research Fellowship Employment Opportunity: Land–Use Change in Ethiopia

An international research team involving faculty from Bahir Dar University, North Carolina State University, and Colgate University seeks a one-year Research Fellow who focuses on the human drivers of land-use change. The Research Fellow’s primary duties will be to conduct fieldwork in the South Gondar region of

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Consequences of dust

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

Not everything that counts can be counted. — Albert Einstein
Our daily lives are surrounded by many trillions of unwelcome aliens that constantly engulf us, and yet we know next-to-nothing about them. They are technically the product of Aeolian (or wind-driven) processes, otherwise known as “dust.” Dust is

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REU student schedule – August 4-10

Below is the latest tardigrade workshop schedule for REU Canopy Explorers during August 4-10:

REU Student Schedule – August 4-10, 2013

Activity
MNS staff
Where

Sunday 4 Aug 13

3:26 PM
Arrive in Raleigh, Check-in Clarion
Meg, Cindy
RDU/Clarion

6:00 PM
dinner at 518

Monday 5 Aug 13

9-noon
Science Communication Workshop
David Kroll, Brian Malow, Paige Brown
NRC 4th Floor classroom

1-5

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Can fashions be environmentally sustainable?

Meg Lowman atop the Myakka Canopy Walkway

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
I own a backpack with its own solar array. When traipsing around in remote Amazon jungles, I can charge my laptop or cellphone from sunlight. This backpack gets more attention in airport security than any amount of liquids or gels

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Update on Woji and Debresena church forests in Ethiopia

Woji church forest now has walls. In 2013, the local people worked with their priests to make a conservation wall around this forest. TREE Foundation made a donation to the church to thank them for their stewardship.
Alemayehu provides this update:
The last three days I was out for

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New Book – Treetops at Risk: Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation

Treetops at Risk
Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation
M. Lowman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA; S. Devy, Ashoka Trust for
Research in Ecology and, Bangalore, India; T. Ganesh, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology
and, Bangalore, India (Eds.)
2013, XIX, 444 p. 100 illus., 78 illus. in color.
Treetops at

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Dust particles can carry quite a hefty cost

Meg Lowman atop the Myakka Canopy Walkway

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
Our daily lives are surrounded by billions of unwelcome aliens that constantly engulf us, and yet we know next to nothing about them. They are technically the product of aeolian (wind-driven) processes, and are called “dust.”
Dust is everywhere – sprinkled

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REU Canopy Explorer Testimonial – Rebecca Tripp

Rebecca Tripp’s testimonial, with photos, about choosing and participating in the REU Canopy summer research program:
Growing up on the rugged coast of Maine, with mountains, fields, forests and wildlife around every turn, I developed a deep love of nature at a very young age, and a strong

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