Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented survey

California Academy of Sciences team joins Malaysian colleagues to survey region’s rich biodiversity;
data to support UNESCO nomination.
SAN FRANCISCO (December 6, 2017) – This fall, the California Academy of Sciences partnered with The Habitat Penang Hill and colleagues to conduct a top-to-bottom rainforest survey unprecedented in its comprehensive

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Canopy Meg is in New Zealand to talk about conservation

Press Release on November 18, 2016 from Scoop Independent News:
Canopy Meg, the world’s first Arbornaut, heads to New Zealand to talk about conservation
Meg Lowman, aka Canopy Meg, is a pioneer in the field of forest canopy science. National Geographic nicknamed her “a real-life Lorax” and the Wall

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

The California Academy of Sciences’ naturalist social network gets major revamp
SAN FRANCISCO (November 10, 2014) — This week,—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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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 Selects Dr. Meg Lowman as Inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability

(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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Navel-Gazing Researchers ID Which Species Live In Our Bellybuttons – But Don’t Know Why

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered which bacteria species are most commonly found in our bellybuttons, but have still not discovered what governs which species will be found on which people. These are the first published findings

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CanopyMeg to be one of the judges at the 2011 BugFest Critter Cook-off

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BugFest Critter Cook-off to feature the culinary stylings of local chefs from the Angus Barn and Sono
(RALEIGH) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ annual BugFest Critter Cook-off, the official start to BugFest 2011,

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Calling All Sloth Lovers

The Pygmy three-toed sloth is on the list of one of the world’s most endangered animals. TREE Foundation has supported the training of canopy students by Meg Lowman,
who in turn taught Bryson Voirin, who in turn has been a long-standing TREE research associate and devoted much of

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Aquatic Bugs take over downtown Raleigh!!

Water bugs make a splash at BugFest 2010!
New hours, new footprint, new activities, plus the return of the Alberti Flea Circus
(RALEIGH) — Yes. Shrimp and crawfish are bugs too and aquatic bugs swim front and center as the 2010 “theme bug” for BugFest — the biggest one-day

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Dr. Lowman is one of ten global innovators recruited to judge Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates Programme

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme Press Release:
GENEVA, September 30, 2009 – Ten leading international figures in science, the environment and exploration will select the first five winners of the recently launched Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme, Rolex announced today.
A geographically and professionally

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