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The Big Canopy Debate – September 16-18, 2004

The Big Canopy Debate
September 16-18, 2004
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Canopymeg is an invited keynote speaker for the upcoming Canopy Season at Eden Project, Great Britain’s premier new botanical garden in Cornwall. During September, Eden is hosting an internationally acclaimed group of canopy scientists to discuss their research and speculate

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Canopy Nature Walk at the Myakka River State Park [VIDEO]

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Myakka Canopy Walkway construction [VIDEO]

Video of the Myakka Canopy Walkway construction

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Amazon Expedition – save this date!

Meg Lowman will be leading an expedition to the Peruvian Amazon from January 15 – 23, 2005. Information coming soon on this site, or check with the New College Foundation, Sarasota FL.
Further information available:
New College Foundation (941) 359-4680 or cranor@ncf.edu

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NASA Data Shows Deforestation Affects Climate In The Amazon

NASA satellite data are giving scientists insight into how large-scale deforestation in the Amazon Basin in South America is affecting regional climate. Researchers found during the Amazon dry season last August, there was a distinct pattern of higher rainfall and warmer temperatures over deforested regions.
Full Article

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Forest Canopies by Margaret D. Lowman and H. Bruce Rinker to be released in July 2004

Coming in July:
Forest Canopies by Margaret D. Lowman and H. Bruce Rinker
published by Elsevier Press, San Diego CA.
This definitive textbook will provide summaries of all relevant topics on canopy biology, useful for college students, foresters, educators, conservationists, scientists in all disciplines of biology, and policy-makers.
Some pre-announcements are

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Photo Gallery – 2004 – Explorers Club 100th Anniversary in New York City

Canopymeg attended the 100th anniversary banquet for the Explorers Club in New York City during spring 2004. Pictured here are the exotic ordeurves that included hissing cockroaches and tempura tarantula. Sir Edmund Hillary presented the keynote address, and all of the explorers shared stories of the last

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Photo Gallery – 2004 – Panama Adventure

A group of twelve teachers, led by Professor Meg Lowman of New College department of Environmental Studies, visited the tropical rain forests of Panama during summer 2004. The teachers learned about tropical ecosystems, visited Panamanian schools, and brought school supplies to several schools in remote locations.
During a

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Photo Gallery – 2004 – Jason XV – Expedition to Panama

Canopymeg worked on vines and pondered the question: “Are vines highways for herbivores?” in the rain forests of Panama. She also studied the links between the green food web (canopy) and the brown food web (forest floor) as part of the Jason education outreach broadcasts to over

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New College students rack up the species during biodiversity exercise

They climbed trees and sucked bugs into tubes, then checked off items on a master list: lizards, snakes, wasps, mockingbirds and gopher tortoises.
But students from New College of Florida in Sarasota weren’t catching bugs to kill them.
Instead, about 50 students, friends and faculty members collected insects and

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