Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


Tree canopy expert to speak at Wilson College commencement

Photo by Carlton Ward Jr.

From The Sentinel Cumberlink:
CHAMBERSBURG — Meg Lowman, a pioneer of the science of tree canopy ecology, will be the guest speaker at the 144th annual Wilson College commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18.
Lowman has championed forest conservation around the world. She has designed hot air […]

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Dr. Margaret D. Lowman named Distinguished Explorer Award recipient for 2014


Originally from Roy Chapman Andrews Society:

Distinguished Explorer Award Winner Announced
Dr. Margaret D. Lowman, nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, pioneered the science of canopy ecology. The Chief of Science & Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, […]

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California Academy of Sciences partners with Khan Academy to launch new online course

California Academy of Sciences

Original press release from California Academy of Sciences:
Travel to a virtual archipelago and take an online hike across mysterious islands
to learn about the nature and future of life on our planet.
SAN FRANCISCO (January 28, 2014) — Science education is at the core of the California Academy of […]

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In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs 2014

Ascending into the canopy, with Snousha Glaude.

In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs
June 1 – August 9, 2014
with W.R. Miller, M. D. Lowman and E. McCord, PIs.
Want A Different Research Experience?
Want new skills, new challenges, a bit of adventure, and an opportunity to publish your research?
NSF: REU: Research Opportunity
This is a three-dimensional […]

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California Academy of Sciences Selects Dr. Meg Lowman as Inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability

Photo by Carlton Ward Jr.

(Originally posted on on 11/18/2013:)
SAN FRANCISCO (November 18, 2013) –  The California Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Meg Lowman will join the institution on January 6, 2014 as its inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability. In this role, Lowman will be responsible for […]

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Lowman to study coffee forests in Ethiopia as Fulbright Specialist

Meg and the Wall around the forest of Zhara

Dr. Margaret D. Lowman, research professor in the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University and senior scientist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will teach and study coffee forests in Ethiopia this winter as part of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Program. Lowman […]

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Amazon Rainforest Workshop – Summer 2014

Another exciting NC Museum Citizen Science Expedition to the Amazon is planned for July 11-20, 2014. Join group leader Canopy Meg as you venture to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. This expedition is designed for adventurous people, like you, who are eager to explore their world. Each workshop [...]Read more

“Citizen Science for Tree Climbers” at Tree Climbers Rendezvous in Atlanta, GA (October 9-14, 2013)


“Citizen Science for Tree Climbers” a scientific symposium at the Tree Climbers Rendezvous in Atlanta, GA (October 9-14, 2013)
If you love trees, there’s something here for you! Recreational and professional tree climbers, arborists, foresters, canopy researchers, students:

Come climb with us in big, tall trees.
Learn to be a […]

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Dr. Lowman speaking at Earth Day Celebration at Southeastern Community College on April 10

“It’s All About the Trees” is the theme of Earth Day Celebration at Southeastern Community College on Wednesday, April 10, from 8:15 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.
Fourth grade students from throughout Columbus County will attend the event as a field trip, and interested individuals of all ages […]

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Dr. Lowman to be Key Speaker at Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day in Persada, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

On April 2nd, 2013, Dr. Margaret Lowman will be speaking at the International Convenstion Center in Johor Bahru, Malaysia for Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day – “Save Wildlife, Save Lives”.
Program (PDF)

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