Tree canopy expert to speak at Wilson College commencement

From The Sentinel Cumberlink:

CHAMBERSBURG — Meg Lowman, a pioneer of the science of tree canopy ecology, will be the guest speaker at the 144th annual Wilson College commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

Lowman has championed forest conservation around the world. She has designed hot air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration to solve mysteries in the world’s forests, especially those involving pests and ecosystem health.

Lowman is the inaugural chief of science and sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, where she leads the academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a master’s degree in ecology from Aberdeen University and a doctorate in botany from Sydney University.