Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist


Dr. Meg Lowman is currently involved with numerous projects. Below you will find a list of links to those projects where you can find out more:

Church Forests of Ethiopia
Our CHURCH FOREST project offers local dollars for local people to build stone walls around their forests. This will help save the biodiversity, fresh water, natural medicines, pollinators, and insures the future spiritual heritage of an African nation.

The Nature Research Center
The Nature Research Center (NRC) is the new wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Its goal is to bring research scientists and their work into the public eye, help demystify what can be an intimidating field of study, better prepare science educators and students, and inspire a new generation of young scientists.

TREE Foundation
TREE Foundation pursues and promotes research, education, and exploration to advance the conservation of our planet’s botanical resources and ecosystems dependent upon them.

REU Canopy Explorers
Designed for eight students, four with ambulatory disabilities and four without, this project is based on the idea that a wheelchair is not a limit to good field biology. Students will engage in canopy research to learn about herbivory, arthropods, and in particular, small critters called tardigrades (or water bears).

Sloth Conservation
The Pygmy three-toed sloth is one of the world’s most endangered animals and the TREE Foundation has established a special fund to support canopy research on sloths.

Out on a Limb – Forest Canopies
Out on a Limb – Forest Canopies is an ecology education canopy exhibit funded by National Science Foundation’s informal science education program.

Canopy Methods
How do scientists studying the biodiversity located in the tree canopy get access to the top of trees? There are methods such as climbing, walkways, blimps and rafts.

Canopy Walkway Construction
Canopy Construction Associates is staffed by scientists and construction experts who have both the ability and experience to work high above the ground in remote (and not so remote) locations. CCA provides canopy access and consultation with regard to the appropriate site location, selection of access options, and costs.