Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


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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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

MNS staff

Sunday 4 Aug 13

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

6:00 PM
dinner at 518

Monday 5 Aug 13

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


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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
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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