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PhD position available – Tropical Ecology and Conservation – University of Florida

Below is an announcement by Brett Scheffers regarding a PhD position available in his lab. The student will study tropical ecology and conservation with an emphasis on animals living in the canopy of rainforests. There is flexibility in field locations but options include Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia,

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Live broadcast of Forum with Michael Krasny at California Academy of Sciences

UPDATE: You can listen to the interview with Dr. Lowman here.

Join KQED at the California Academy of Sciences for a live broadcast of Forum with Michael Krasny.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Guests (subject to change):

Academy Executive Director Jonathan Foley on

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Meg Lowman to Skype with Mr. White’s classes from viral special handshake video

Did you notice Dr. Meg Lowman’s name anywhere in this viral video? Dr. Lowman will be Skyping with Mr. White’s science classes in Charlotte, NC very soon!

Update 2/13/2017: A photo from Mr. White’s class having their first Skype session with Dr. Lowman:

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Berea College welcomes Dr. Lowman

From Bereaonline.com:
“Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to a convocation featuring Dr. Margaret Lowman, Director of Global Initiatives, and Lindsay Chair of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences, as she discusses the connection of canopy exploration and forest conservation.”
The Convocation with Dr. Meg Lowman

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Summer 2017 REU program in Ethiopia – Now Accepting Applications

In Summer 2017, the REU Site at Colby College in Waterville, Maine will offer eight undergraduate students the chance to conduct path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of church forests in Amhara, Ethiopia.
During the 8-week program (June 12-August 9), students will train at

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“Life in the Treetops” Seminar with Dr. Meg Lowman on 2/2/2017 at USF

Dr. Meg Lowman will be speaking at USF in Tampa, FL about rain forest conservation, science communication, and girls in science on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 3:30pm.
This talk is free and open to the public.

Location is CMC 147 at USF Tampa
Address: 12010 USF Cherry Drive, Tampa

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Exploring Exploration: A Field Scientist’s Perspective

“As Mark Twain so aptly claimed, ‘explore, dream, discover.’ Those three words will turn an ordinary child into the next Charles Darwin or Ernest Shackleton. The world urgently needs a new generation of explorers, not just to scale mountains or travel into outer space, but also to explore the interstices of our cells and the anomalies of our climate.”

“In this day and age where computers and models can predict just about anything, we still need more explorers. We need parents to inspire their kids with the curiosity to explore and teachers to encourage their pupils and develop their capability to find things out for themselves.”

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‘Canopy Meg’ Takes Study of Treetops to New Heights

Meg Lowman, currently Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, pioneered the science of canopy ecology.

From noozhawk.com:
Biologist encourages students to pursue careers in science
Conservation biologist Meg Lowman (affectionately known as “Canopy” Meg) spoke about her career and her work at a recent Channel City Club meeting.
A lifelong “arbornaut,” Lowman has been called the mother of canopy research and has spent her career

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‘Canopy’ Meg and the science of tree tops

Dr. Meg Lowman was recently in New Zealand looking at their trees and addressing the importance of forest conservation. Below is an article featuring Dr. Lowman followed by the interview with Wallace Chapman.
Article from radionz:
Dr Meg Lowman is the world’s first ‘arbonaut’ an expert in the field of

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Canopy Meg is in New Zealand to talk about conservation

Press Release on November 18, 2016 from Scoop Independent News:
Canopy Meg, the world’s first Arbornaut, heads to New Zealand to talk about conservation
Meg Lowman, aka Canopy Meg, is a pioneer in the field of forest canopy science. National Geographic nicknamed her “a real-life Lorax” and the Wall

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