Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


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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Informal science education like museums can teach key concepts and fill gaps in STEM education

Excerpt from “Ecoliteracy in informal science education settings” in EcoLiteracy, pp. 474–475:
Specific metrics for the status of US science education indicate that the country is losing its competitive edge on a global scale; among nations, the US ranks 22nd in density of broadband internet penetration and 72nd

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Meg’s Wild and Wonderful World of Science

From the Spring 2012 issue of NC State Alumni Magazine:
Meg Lowman plans to take thousands of schoolchildren into the Amazon to study the rain forest. She wants to take them to Ethiopia, where she works to preserve what remains of the rain forest there. She also wants

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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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Two new species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia

Sergey G. Ermilov1, Neville N. Winchester, Margaret M. Lowman & Alemayehu Wassie
2012. Two new species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia, including a key to species of Pilobatella. Systematic & Applied Acarology 17(3): 000–000.
Two new oribatid mite species, Austrocarabodes (Uluguroides) kluttzi Ermilov, Winchester, Lowman & Wassie

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View from the Top – Interview with Margaret Lowman in Nature India

From June 2012 Nature India:
American tree top specialist Margaret Lowman, on a scholarship to India, is hoping to build canopy walkways here. Her aim: using ecotourism to boost conservation. Vijaysree Venkatraman chats up the canopy scientist nicknamed “Einstein of the Treetops”.

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Finding Sanctuary – Saving the biodiversity of Ethiopia, one church forest at a time

PDF of an article written by Dr. Lowman in The Explorers Journal titled, “Finding Sanctuary – Saving the biodiversity of Ethiopia, one church forest at a time”:

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Amazon Field Course in Popular Science’s “30 Awesome College Labs”

In the September 2010 issue of Popular Science, Dr. Lowman’s Peruvian Amazon Field Course at New College (and field courses through the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) was listed as one of the “30 Awesome College Labs“.

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A Blueprint for Florida’s Clean Energy Future

Published in Sustainability on April 1, 2009:
A Blueprint for Florida’s Clean Energy Future – Case Study of a Regional Government’s Environmental Strategy
Margaret Lowman
Abstract: On 13 July 2007, Governor Charlie Crist of Florida signed executive orders to establish greenhouse gas emission targets that required an 80 percent reduction

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Science Magazine: A National Ecological Network for Research and Education

Dr. Lowman’s article on the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) published in Science Magazine:
Science 27 February 2009:
Vol. 323. no. 5918, pp. 1172 – 1173
DOI: 10.1126/science.1166945
Education Forum
A National Ecological Network for Research and Education
Margaret Lowman, Charlene D’Avanzo, Carol Brewer
A proposal links continental-scale ecological data with education projects.

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