Conservation of our planet’s botanical resources and ecosystems


You can name this newly discovered bark beetle

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Here is an incredible opportunity to name a newly discovered species of bark beetle! We will be accepting bids for this name-a-species auction up until March 1st at midnight. You may bid as many times as you like up until the conclusion of the auction. The proceeds […]

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Life on tree-tops


Article below written by Bhaskar Krishnamurthy which features Dr. Lowman and her work in the canopies.
Often considered the eighth continent of our planet, canopies
across the world harbour more than 30% of the Earth’s living
fauna, and yet remain one of the least studied areas till date,
especially in India. […]

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Annual TREE Student Research Prize Winners for 2014 Announced


Annual Student Award for the Appreciation for the Biology of Insect Pests
We are proud to announce the winners for the third year of the Award: 2014. We had a record number of submissions and the submitted papers were of outstanding quality! Submissions were received from students all […]

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Forest Solutions Summit at the Cal Academy of Sciences on January 22, 2015


From California Academy of Sciences (View/Download the Flyer):

Join us for a day of cutting-edge discoveries focusing on the status of the world’s forests, conservation challenges and management strategies to sustain them, followed by lively and collaborative discussions of actions and solutions with local and global forest experts.
Forest […]

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Name-a-Species Auction of New Tardigrade Species to benefit Ethiopian Forests


The deadline to bid to name this new species of tardigrade (waterbear) is approaching. Deadline is December 21st! Hurry and bid now!
An incredible legacy gift this holiday season — name a species after your beloved spouse, favorite charity, or upcoming graduate! And by doing this, you will […]

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CanopyMeg leads guided tour of Canopy Walkway for local families

On November 24, 2014 local families from Sarasota-Manatee VillageLearners gathered together at Myakka River State Park for a guided tour of the Canopy Walkway and Tower led by Dr. Margaret “CanopyMeg” Lowman. The children and their families learned about epiphytes, bromeliads, and the definition of “arbornaut”. The children […]

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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer REU program in Ethiopia


Below Travis Reynolds announces that applications are now being accepted for students to participate in an NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South […]

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OpenBiome Featured In The New Yorker Magazine’s Article – “The Excrement Experiment”

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Excerpt from “The Excrement Experiment“:
The inspiration for OpenBiome was a friend of Smith’s, an otherwise healthy man in his twenties who, in 2011, acquired C. difficile following gallbladder surgery. “He ended up on seven rounds of vancomycin over a year and half,” Smith told me. “He was […]

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Church Forest Conservation — progress for 2014


Thank you to all who have contributed to save these forests!

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FREE Lecture at USF on Stool Banking, Poop Transplants, and Human Microbiome

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Come join us to learn about a different kind of bank. The world of stool banking, poop transplants, and the human microbiome.
WHAT: TREE Foundation’s Annual Fedder Environmental Lecture
TALK TITLE: A different kind of bank: the world of stool banking, poop transplants and the human microbiome
SPEAKERS: James Burgess […]

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