Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems

Blog

Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Alexa Borden

10/18/2017 Update by Alexa Borden during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017:
I’m JASON Student Argonaut Alexa Borden reporting in from the rainforest of Penang, Malaysia. Our team has already had some amazing and new experiences. To get here, we took a series of plane rides — one of

Read more

JASON Learning Progress Report on TREE Foundation’s Support of the 2017 Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Expedition

Below is a report from JASON Learning regarding the progress and preparations for the 2017 Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Expedition.

Read more

JASON LIVE EVENT: BioBlitz at Penang Hill, Malaysia – Oct. 16-27, 2017

Dr. Meg Lowman and JASON Argonauts will bring you live events, real time Q&A, photos, videos and more direct from the rainforest of Malaysia. Here are a few ways you can follow the action.

Read more

Taiwan Tree Project

Meet our TREE Foundation scholar-student, Sky Lan, who is finishing her PhD in canopy science at Oregon State University. She has partnered with CanopyMeg‘s colleagues, Jen Sanger and Steve Pearce, who are Down Under colleagues working as part of the Malaysia biodiversity team.
This video shows their amazing

Read more

Writer John Briley’s story of his visit to the Myakka Walkway

Figure 2 (right). Canopy walkway with poles at Myakka State Park, Florida

From The Washington Post:
It is a cool world, in both senses. A hard-sand path winds into a hardwood hammock of live oak, and coconut and cabbage palms, arriving soon at one of the park’s most-advertised features: a 100-foot-long canopy walk, strung with wood and rope 25 feet

Read more

A Milennial Visits The Habitat, Penang Hill

The Habitat and Penang Hill – 2nd Symposium on the Study of Biodiversity at Pengang Hill
Video by Michael Jordan, student at East Carolina University.

BIO: My name is Michael Jordan and I have always been an avid outdoorsman. I’m a Photography/Videography major at the beautiful East Carolina University

Read more

Assessing Sacred Forests in Ethiopia, India and elsewhere

Article written by Dr. Lowman and Palatty Allesh Sinu in BioScience:
Increasing degradation of tropical forests prompts the consideration of unconventional ideas to promote conservation. In his recent book, E. O. Wilson advocates conserving half of the planet for one species (Homo sapiens) and the other half for

Read more

Promoting Conservation Through Literature: The Story of Beza

Beza, Who Saved the Forests of Ethiopia, One Church at a Time – A Conservation Story is a wonderful story to help bring this message into school and to educate children about the importance of conservation in an accessible way. Promoting conservation through literature is one of the easiest and most important ways that we can create a dialogue with young people about the often abstract and difficult concept of what conservation really means to them.

Read more

Exploring the Most Beautiful Roof in the World

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy” by Kathryn Lasky is now utilized as a key component in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) learning units in several states. The story is of particular interest to this website because it is based on the journey of ‘CanopyMeg’ and her children into the rainforest, and addresses the specific scientific investigations they undertook in a novel format.

Read more

3D image of Ethiopian church forest insect

Enjoy this cool critter, in the family Scutelleridae.
Via Josh Martin:

We nick-named this one “Punisher Beetle”, but 1) that’s not it’s name, and 2) it’s not a beetle, it’s a Hemipteran. I think it’s in the Scutelleridae (shield-backed bugs) family.

Punisher Beetle
by Tanner Boucher
on Sketchfab

Read more
Page 2 of 4212345...102030...Last »