Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

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Sandhill cranes announce spring’s arrival in Southwest Florida

In south Sarasota County where I live, the residents mark their seasonal clocks with the arrival of baby sand- hill cranes. These awkward, almost prehistoric-looking creatures are an endearing feature of the natural landscape in wet marshlands of Southwest Florida. My children have an annual competition to

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From the treetops to deep in the soil, nature’s secrets surround us

Dr. Margaret Lowman talks about her personal philosophy of nature in this first addition to the new semimonthly column, Nature’s Secrets, in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
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Meg Lowman Attends Disney Leadership Conference

Dr. Meg Lowman, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at New College of Florida, was one of 38 education leaders from around the world who joined forces earlier this month to explore ways to lead, engage, and inspire others to protect biodiversity, the variety and complexity of

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Dr. Meg Lowman and Student Bryson Voirin Attend Int’l Canopy Conference

Dr. Meg Lowman, Professor of Environmental Studies at New College of Florida, and research assistant Bryson Voirin, third-year student at New College, are among the invitees to an international forest canopy conference this week in Cornwall, UK. The Eden Project, as it is known, is an indoor

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Dr. Meg Lowman Appointed as Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

(Sarasota) New College of Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Margaret Lowman as Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies. Dr. Lowman is the first full-time faculty member of the Environmental Studies program, founded in 1972 by former New College president John Elmendorf. Dr.

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Ecotourism and Its Impact on Forest Conservation

A new century of environmental consciousness is dawning. Under the pressures of explosive human population growth, our planet’s natural communities are shriveling rapidly. They are shrinking on all sides because of the expansion of agriculture, urbanization, damming, forest fragmentation, contaminants into water tables, road building, and even

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NASA Data Shows Deforestation Affects Climate In The Amazon

NASA satellite data are giving scientists insight into how large-scale deforestation in the Amazon Basin in South America is affecting regional climate. Researchers found during the Amazon dry season last August, there was a distinct pattern of higher rainfall and warmer temperatures over deforested regions.
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New College students rack up the species during biodiversity exercise

They climbed trees and sucked bugs into tubes, then checked off items on a master list: lizards, snakes, wasps, mockingbirds and gopher tortoises.
But students from New College of Florida in Sarasota weren’t catching bugs to kill them.
Instead, about 50 students, friends and faculty members collected insects and

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Part of estate sale benefits New College

… Meg Lowman has received lots of comments about the recent 100th anniversary dinner of the Explorers Club at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC Meg hosted a table …
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