Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


A Preliminary Assessment of Ethiopian Sacred Grove Status at the Landscape and Ecosystem Scales

Abstract: The northern Ethiopian landscape is dotted with small patches of church forests that are religious centers for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). These sacred groves are what remain of the once vast tropical Afromontane dry forest. Herein we review the landscape pattern of sacred groves

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Wheelchairs in the trees

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER. — Mark Twain
It is often assumed

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“Saving the Forest Canopies of Ethiopia” in Summer 2013 Newsletter of The International Canopy Network

Dr. Meg Lowman writes about saving the forest canopies of Ethiopia in “What’s Up?” The Newsletter of the International Canopy Network; Volume 19, Number 3, Summer 2013.
The International Canopy Network publishes its newsletter quarterly and features articles and content of interest to forest canopy researchers, educators, students,

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“Citizen Science for Tree Climbers” at Tree Climbers Rendezvous in Atlanta, GA (October 9-14, 2013)

“Citizen Science for Tree Climbers” a scientific symposium at the Tree Climbers Rendezvous in Atlanta, GA (October 9-14, 2013)
If you love trees, there’s something here for you! Recreational and professional tree climbers, arborists, foresters, canopy researchers, students:

Come climb with us in big, tall trees.
Learn to be a

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REU Canopy Explorers Update

The team of Pam Dorwarth and Meg Lowman (who spear-headed original ADA efforts in Sarasota FL over many years) took to the trees in North Carolina, along with 8 undergraduates and over 100 citizens, of which quite a few were mobility limited. This was the culmination of

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The power of one: Meg Lowman’s pioneering legacy

Meg Lowman

From Walter Magazine:

Meg Lowman believes in a lot of things: The sanctity of the treetops. The importance of insects, curiosity, resilience, and adventure. She believes in “no child left indoors” and “the power of one.” And kismet. “I find that I find myself at the right place

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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
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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