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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
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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Nature’s Secrets: Tropical fruits shape history

Meg Lowman atop the Myakka Canopy Walkway

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in
In our zest to breed the most resilient crops, agriculture is fast losing the genetic diversity of many food plants. Apples and tomatoes, with their shrinking heirloom stocks, are prime examples.
On the other hand, an extraordinary smorgasbord of tropical fruits

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Williams College student writes about the NSF REU summer program

From the Mailbag –
Anna writes:
I’m a rising junior at Williams College, in Massachusetts, where I’m majoring in Math and Chemistry. I love studying plants and am fascinated by the symbiotic relationships between the flora and fauna that surround us. Through this summer experience,

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Celebrate Clean Water Act

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

What is the vitality and necessity of clean water? Ask the man who is ill, who is lifting his lips to the cup. Ask the Forest. — Mary Oliver, poet
Turning the age of 40 often inspires human reflection, change, or reinvention. Although not a person, the Clean

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Zarith Sofiah Wildlife Defenders Challenge 2013 for Students in Malaysia

Twelve students and four teachers will be selected from a national competition by Her Royal Highness of Johor, Malaysia, and the winners of this environmental essay/action challenge will be a free trip to visit CanopyMeg and the Nature Research Center in Raleigh North Carolina. Stay tuned, as

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Students learning the ropes for Baker summer research project

You do not need the use of your legs to be a field biologist. Join CanopyMeg’s summer research undergraduates who will be studying the ecology of temperate forest canopies. From wheelchairs to ropes, up and away to study insect defoliation to leaves, micro-arthropods, and especially the secretive

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CanopyMeg at Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day in Malaysia

CanopyMeg Lowman presented the keynote speech to launch the special Conservation Day in Malaysia, hosted by Her Royal Highness Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor, Malaysia, on 2 April 2013.
Below are some images of the audience, the panel of prominent Malaysian government scientists and officials, and Dr. Meg

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