Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

PUBLICATIONS

Assessing Sacred Forests in Ethiopia, India and elsewhere

Article written by Dr. Lowman and Palatty Allesh Sinu in BioScience:
Increasing degradation of tropical forests prompts the consideration of unconventional ideas to promote conservation. In his recent book, E. O. Wilson advocates conserving half of the planet for one species (Homo sapiens) and the other half for

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Exploring the Most Beautiful Roof in the World

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy” by Kathryn Lasky is now utilized as a key component in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) learning units in several states. The story is of particular interest to this website because it is based on the journey of ‘CanopyMeg’ and her children into the rainforest, and addresses the specific scientific investigations they undertook in a novel format.

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Conservation research and actions of CanopyMeg, to conserve global forests, are shared in this new book!

Here is an article from Outside Magazine about a new book called, Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love, written by Lori Robinson and Janie Chodosh.
CanopyMeg was one of nearly two dozen wildlife conservationists that were interviewed about their work.
Below is the

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Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love

Dr. Meg Lowman is one of twenty conservation experts featured in a new book by Lori Robinson and Janie Chodosh. Just in time for Earth Day, Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love is now available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide.

Today

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Meet the creature that can survive in outer space

From The World Weekly:
New research has now emerged showing that water bears have a novel way of preserving themselves through droughts, using a unique protein known as tardigrade-specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs). When wet, TDPs are a jelly-like substance, but in drought conditions water bears curl up

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Exploring Exploration: A Field Scientist’s Perspective

“As Mark Twain so aptly claimed, ‘explore, dream, discover.’ Those three words will turn an ordinary child into the next Charles Darwin or Ernest Shackleton. The world urgently needs a new generation of explorers, not just to scale mountains or travel into outer space, but also to explore the interstices of our cells and the anomalies of our climate.”

“In this day and age where computers and models can predict just about anything, we still need more explorers. We need parents to inspire their kids with the curiosity to explore and teachers to encourage their pupils and develop their capability to find things out for themselves.”

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Why Are TREE’S BEZA Books Important?

Beza

via TREE Foundation:

Why Are TREE’S BEZA Books Important?
Article by Helen Gold
As you may be aware, TREE FOUNDATION is selling a book called ‘BEZA’. It’s a great story, about an Ethiopian girl who’s trying to save the forests and the biodiversity of northern Ethiopia in every way that she can. It’s an

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Tracking Big Cats in India

Meg Lowman, currently Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, pioneered the science of canopy ecology.

When the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again.—William Beebe
Celebrate International Tiger Day—July 29, 2016
In awe, we stopped dead in our tracks to gaze at the enormous impression in

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Sex Sizzles In The Summer

“The earth laughs in flowers.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson
An idyllic summer evening in nature evokes a smorgasbord of sights, smells, and sounds—golden sunsets, chirping crickets, light shows by blinking fireflies, and wafts of floral perfumes. For anyone who grew up in New England, this summer imagery may conjure a

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Life in the lab

In her new book, Lab Girl, Hope Jahren transforms the sedentary, slow-growing lives of plants into a vibrant series of stories that are interwoven with tales of her own research career. “In the end, I am not sure which is more extraordinary, the plants or the woman

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