Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


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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Part of estate sale benefits New College

… Meg Lowman has received lots of comments about the recent 100th anniversary dinner of the Explorers Club at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC Meg hosted a table …
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Jason V Construction [VIDEO]

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Video of blimp and canopy raft in French Guiana [VIDEO]

Video of blimp and canopy raft being used to access the rainforest canopy in French Guiana.

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Photo Gallery – 1995-2000 – Peru

Research on bromeliad tank ecosystems in Peru.

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Meg Lowman on NPR’s Fresh Air [AUDIO]

Meg Lowman on NPR’s Fresh Air (8/25/1990):

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Photo Gallery – 1983-1999 – Australia

Lowman spent 8 years studying the dry forest canopies in the outback of Australia. Also called dry sclerophyll forests, these eucalypt canopies suffer a malady called eucalypt dieback where insect outbreaks intermittently attack and kill millions of trees.

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Photo Gallery – 1999 – Amazon Expedition (Myakka to Peru Connection)

In 1999, Dr. Lowman with local philanthropists raised $50,000 to fund 24 students to undertake an expedition to the Amazon. This life-changing experience was offered as a scholarship to young people from the Sarasota County Girls Incorporated and the Sarasota plus NorthPort Boys and Girls Clubs. The

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Photo Gallery – 1996 – French Guiana with the Canopy Raft

French Guiana with the Canopy Raft – an international canopy expedition in 1996.

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Photo Gallery – 1994 – Belize

In 1994, Dr. Lowman was the chief scientist in the canopy of the rain forests of Belize. Working at Blue Creek, she studied the herbivory (translation: plant-insect relationships) with over one million students as part of the Jason Project in Education. This expedition was initiated by Bob

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