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Environmental youth leaders come to Raleigh

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in
What do a young Philippine clothing designer, an American social networker, an Indian medic, an Ethiopian teacher and a Nigerian farmer have in common?
They are all winners of the first-ever Rolex Young Laureates Awards for Enterprise ( Though best known

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Re-Greening the Horn

Worku Mulat, who has been working with Dr. Lowman and the TREE Foundation to help save the Ethiopia’s Church Forests, writes:
Ethiopian government is advised to actively promote protection of church forests. See below:
Re-Greening the Horn
The international community and national governments are advised to invest in re-greening the

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Meg Lowman, the real-life Lorax, has a few words from (and about) trees

From National Geographic:
The movie version of the Dr. Seuss’s classic conservation story The Lorax tells the story of Ted, a boy who wanders beyond the walls of Thneedville, a superficial, plastic-loving city, in search of a real tree to impress the artistic Audrey. By the ruins of

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ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Meg Lowman

In Scientific American’s “A Blog Around The Clock”, Meg Lowman talks about the new Nature Research Center (NRC), her recent work in Ethiopia, and more.
Welcome to A Blog Around The Clock. What is taking up the most of your time and passion these days? What are your

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Uniting Church and Science for Conservation

Published in the journal Science on February 24, 2012:

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Scope Academy Keynote Lecture by Dr. Margaret Lowman on April 14, 2012

Event: Scope Lecture
Out on a Limb: Using Research Discoveries as a “Hook” to Inspire the Public about Science
Description: Margaret D. Lowman (a.k.a. “Canopy Meg”) will present this year’s Scope Lecture. Affectionately known as the mother of canopy research for her 30 years of dedication to the science,

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Postdoc position in Entomology with diverse connections and collaborations

Job Description Post Doc.
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Working Title: Consequences of urban and global warming for plant-animal interactions.
Work Location: Gardner Hall, Lab of Steve Frank in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University
In collaboration with: Rob Dunn (Department of Biology), Meg Lowman (Nature Research Center),

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Wall Protecting the Zhara Church Forest in Ethiopia [VIDEO]

A look at the new wall and latrines that have been build at Zhara Church Rainforest in Ethiopia. Thanks to efforts from scientists, donors, and the TREE Foundation.

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Ethiopia photos by Phil Harpootlian

Below are some photos taken by Phil Harpootlian when he accompanied Dr. Lowman on an expedition to Ethiopia in January of 2012.

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Ecosystem services presented to 700+ religious leaders in Ethiopia

TREE Foundation has generated countrywide inspiration by priests to conserve their church forests. Our team presented information in ecosystem services at this meeting of 700+ religious leaders in Ethiopia. A WIN for the trees!

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