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Name-a-Species Auction of New Tardigrade Species to benefit Ethiopian Forests

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The deadline to bid to name this new species of tardigrade (waterbear) is approaching. Deadline is December 21st! Hurry and bid now!
An incredible legacy gift this holiday season — name a species after your beloved spouse, favorite charity, or upcoming graduate! And by doing this, you will […]

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2015 Summer REU program in Ethiopia – Now Accepting Applications

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Below Travis Reynolds announces that applications are now being accepted for students to participate in an NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South […]

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OpenBiome Featured In The New Yorker Magazine’s Article – “The Excrement Experiment”

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Excerpt from “The Excrement Experiment“:
The inspiration for OpenBiome was a friend of Smith’s, an otherwise healthy man in his twenties who, in 2011, acquired C. difficile following gallbladder surgery. “He ended up on seven rounds of vancomycin over a year and half,” Smith told me. “He was […]

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Tardigrades publication by NSF undergraduates involved in the “Wheelchairs and Water Bears in Temperate Forest Canopies” program

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Congratulations to my undergraduates from our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates grant “Wheelchairs and Water Bears in Temperate Forest Canopies” for their first publication! This article describes a new species of tardigrade from the trees of Kansas, illustrating that discoveries are everywhere, even in our own backyards. […]

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Citizen Science Network iNaturalist Celebrates Millionth Nature Observation as it Launches New Visual Maps

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The California Academy of Sciences’ naturalist social network gets major revamp
SAN FRANCISCO (November 10, 2014) — This week, iNaturalist.org—the California Academy of Sciences’ online social network for naturalists—launched a new series of easy-to-navigate maps that connect people with the natural world like never before. This living record […]

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FREE Lecture at USF on Stool Banking, Poop Transplants, and Human Microbiome

A different kind of bank: the world of stool banking, poop transplants and the human microbiome

Come join us to learn about a different kind of bank. The world of stool banking, poop transplants, and the human microbiome.
WHAT: TREE Foundation’s Annual Fedder Environmental Lecture
TALK TITLE: A different kind of bank: the world of stool banking, poop transplants and the human microbiome
SPEAKERS: James Burgess […]

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Why Should We Care About Our Forests?: A Few Questions With Canopy Meg

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Be sure to catch Dr. Meg “CanopyMeg” Lowman on tonight’s episode of Going Deep with David Rees on the National Geographic Channel at 10pm EST!

From the NatGeo TVBlogs:

Posted by Hanna Toler of National Geographic Channel on August 18, 2014:
For tonight’s episode of Going Deep with David Rees, […]

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CanopyMeg appearing on NATGEO’s Going Deep with David Rees on Monday, August 18th

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Check out this new clip from CanopyMeg’s appearance on Going Deep with David Rees:

In the beautiful Muir Woods forest, rockstar arborist “Canopy” Meg teaches “TV Dave” how to use a scientific device called a “pooter” and other amazing things she knows about trees.
Dr. Meg Lowman will be […]

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Preview of CanopyMeg’s appearance on Going Deep with David Rees

CanopyMeg on Going Deep with David Rees

Dr. Meg Lowman will be appearing on the August 18th episode of Going Deep with David Rees on The National Geographic Channel. The topic of this episode is “How to Climb a Tree”. Check out the preview here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/going-deep-with-david-rees/videos/fake-talk-show/

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Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan

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Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan, to launch the official emergence of this discipline in this Pacific Rim country!

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