Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


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.
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Rebecca Tripp’s essay about her REU Canopy Explorers experience

The 2013 research team, with Tree Climbing Kansas City.

The summer of 2013 proved to be an exciting time of discovery for eight undergraduate students, myself among them, who traveled from around the country to intern at Baker University in Kansas, looking to gain experience in biological field research.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this REU

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Lowman to study coffee forests in Ethiopia as Fulbright Specialist

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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Pioneering scientist speaks to Woman’s Club

Dr. Lowman speaks to the Tarboro Woman’s Club about preserving the tropical forests of Ethiopia and encouraging girls to become scientists.
From The Tarboro Daily Southerner:
TARBORO — The woman who discovered treetop canopy ecology, Dr. Meg Lowman, spoke to the Tarboro Woman’s Club at their meeting at The

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A Preliminary Assessment of Ethiopian Sacred Grove Status at the Landscape and Ecosystem Scales

Abstract: The northern Ethiopian landscape is dotted with small patches of church forests that are religious centers for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). These sacred groves are what remain of the once vast tropical Afromontane dry forest. Herein we review the landscape pattern of sacred groves

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“Saving the Forest Canopies of Ethiopia” in Summer 2013 Newsletter of The International Canopy Network

Dr. Meg Lowman writes about saving the forest canopies of Ethiopia in “What’s Up?” The Newsletter of the International Canopy Network; Volume 19, Number 3, Summer 2013.
The International Canopy Network publishes its newsletter quarterly and features articles and content of interest to forest canopy researchers, educators, students,

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REU Canopy Explorers Update

The team of Pam Dorwarth and Meg Lowman (who spear-headed original ADA efforts in Sarasota FL over many years) took to the trees in North Carolina, along with 8 undergraduates and over 100 citizens, of which quite a few were mobility limited. This was the culmination of

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REU student schedule – August 4-10

Below is the latest tardigrade workshop schedule for REU Canopy Explorers during August 4-10:

REU Student Schedule – August 4-10, 2013

MNS staff

Sunday 4 Aug 13

3:26 PM
Arrive in Raleigh, Check-in Clarion
Meg, Cindy

6:00 PM
dinner at 518

Monday 5 Aug 13

Science Communication Workshop
David Kroll, Brian Malow, Paige Brown
NRC 4th Floor classroom


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Update on Woji and Debresena church forests in Ethiopia

Woji church forest now has walls. In 2013, the local people worked with their priests to make a conservation wall around this forest. TREE Foundation made a donation to the church to thank them for their stewardship.
Alemayehu provides this update:
The last three days I was out for

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REU Canopy Explorer Testimonial – Rebecca Tripp

Rebecca Tripp’s testimonial, with photos, about choosing and participating in the REU Canopy summer research program:
Growing up on the rugged coast of Maine, with mountains, fields, forests and wildlife around every turn, I developed a deep love of nature at a very young age, and a strong

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