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Summer 2017 REU program in Ethiopia – Now Accepting Applications

In Summer 2017, the REU Site at Colby College in Waterville, Maine will offer eight undergraduate students the chance to conduct path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of church forests in Amhara, Ethiopia.
During the 8-week program (June 12-August 9), students will train at

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Elephants in the coffee survey

via Elephantsinthecoffee.com:
“As part of our ongoing work on the elephant-human relationship, we are conducting a small survey on the broader understanding of elephants in the world. We look forward to your input and help as we try to strengthen our work to nurture a peaceful coexistence of

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“Life in the Treetops” Seminar with Dr. Meg Lowman on 2/2/2017 at USF

Dr. Meg Lowman will be speaking at USF in Tampa, FL about rain forest conservation, science communication, and girls in science on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 3:30pm.
This talk is free and open to the public.

Location is CMC 147 at USF Tampa
Address: 12010 USF Cherry Drive, Tampa

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Ethiopian Church Forests – Opportunities and Challenges for Restoration

PhD thesis “Ethiopian Church Forests: Opportunities and Challenges for Restoration”
by Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete

General Introduction

Tropical dry forests are among the most exploited forest ecosystems of the world and have been increasingly fragmented (Cabin et al., 2002). The fragmentation results in small stands of forest bordered by open,

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Study: Carbon-Hungry Plants Impede Growth Rate of Atmospheric CO2

From Berkeley Lab:
New findings suggest the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere has plateaued in recent years because Earth’s vegetation is grabbing more carbon from the air than in previous decades.
That’s the conclusion of a multi-institutional study led by a scientist from the Department

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Canopy Meg is in New Zealand to talk about conservation

Press Release on November 18, 2016 from Scoop Independent News:
Canopy Meg, the world’s first Arbornaut, heads to New Zealand to talk about conservation
Meg Lowman, aka Canopy Meg, is a pioneer in the field of forest canopy science. National Geographic nicknamed her “a real-life Lorax” and the Wall

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JASON STEM Role Model Q&A with Meg Lowman

“Dr. ‘Canopy’ Meg Lowman is a Conservation Biologist at the California Academy of Sciences. She has been called the Mother of Canopy Research, and has spent her career exploring the biodiversity of the forest canopy and conserving the forests. She also designs and advises on canopy walks

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A Chat with Canopy Meg

by Jenna Yonegaga
As an aspiring ecologist and rather nerdy science enthusiast, having the opportunity to meet Meg Lowman was a gift to me. Our class took a field trip to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, one of the largest and most prestigious natural history

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Canopy Meg talks about her passion for treetop exploration, ecology and the Penang Hill project

Canopy Meg

From Malaymail Online:

Dr. Meg Lowman was recently in Penang to attend the First Penang Hill Biodiversity Study Symposium at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and she will be partnering with USM researchers in a state initiative to help designate Penang Hill as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
Here, the 62-year-old

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International researchers to study Penang Hill’s 130 million-year-old rainforest

 
Article from Malay Mail Online:
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 16 — The research programme on Penang Hill for the Unesco Biodiversity Reserve application will turn the island state into a world-famous research site, said biologist Dr Margaret Lowman.
The American ecologist said even without the Unesco inscription, the area has

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