Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


Researchers, locals work together to save Ethiopia’s ‘church forests’

Article published at by Heather D’Angelo on March 3, 2015 about Dr. Lowman’s work with forest conservation in Ethiopia.
Presenting a workshop on ecosystem services to a roomful of priests in Ethiopia may seem like an unlikely scenario for a conservation biologist to end up in, but

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Announcing new biodiversity project in Cameroon

Dr. Bernard Nkongmeneck speaks about the evolution of the Millennium Ecologic Museum, located in Cameroon, which is in its first construction stage. In order to make this project a success, he is gladly accepting donations.
The Millennium Ecological Museum is a training and research Centre for the conservation

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“Climb UP – How to Raise a Girl Scientist” – TEDx Livermore Talk by Dr. Meg Lowman

In this TEDx talk Dr. Lowman shares her journey as one of the pioneers of studying trees ‘where they live’ – in the canopy. Sharing her wisdom and humor in her pursuit of time management (balancing children and data), and setting trail for women scientists and global impact, this trail-blazing arbornaut informs and inspires as we work to meet the challenges of disappearing forests worldwide.

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“STEM: Women Are All Over It” Kickstarter Project

Love science? Want to wear a shirt covered in women? How about a shirt covered in some of the most notable women in STEM!

The list includes TREE Foundation CEO canopy scientist, Meg Lowman!
The full list of STEM women covering the shirt:

Ada Lovelace
Alice Ball
Annie Jump Cannon
Barbara McClintock

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Scientists, conservationists call for more inclusive efforts to save forests

A group convened by one of the world’s leading scientific institutions has issued a call for greater protection of primary forests and more inclusive approaches to conservation.
Last month the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco brought together 167 scientists, educators, civil society leaders, artists,

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CanopyMeg speaks to students in India about forests

Future canopy scientists of India? Through digital connectivity, CanopyMeg spoke to approximately 2000 students in India last night. Explorers and colleague Bhaskar Krishnamurthy master-minded a multiple school virtual assembly, and the students all lined up with questions about forests. Thrilling at both ends, and the kids asked

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You can name this newly discovered bark beetle

Cactopinus n. sp.

UPDATE: The winner of this species auction is “rhettbutleri” and was paid by an anonymous donor.
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

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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.

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