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PhD position – Tropical Ecology and Conservation – University of Florida

Below is an announcement by Brett Scheffers regarding a PhD position available in his lab. The student will study tropical ecology and conservation with an emphasis on animals living in the canopy of rainforests. There is flexibility in field locations but options include Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia, Costa

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Live broadcast of Forum with Michael Krasny at California Academy of Sciences

UPDATE: You can listen to the interview with Dr. Lowman here.

Join KQED at the California Academy of Sciences for a live broadcast of Forum with Michael Krasny.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Guests (subject to change):

Academy Executive Director Jonathan Foley on

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Berea College welcomes Dr. Lowman

From Bereaonline.com:
“Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to a convocation featuring Dr. Margaret Lowman, Director of Global Initiatives, and Lindsay Chair of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences, as she discusses the connection of canopy exploration and forest conservation.”
The Convocation with Dr. Meg Lowman

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How to Donate to TREE Foundation by shopping via AmazonSmile

How to start:

Visit this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/650904869 or click on the link for AmazonSmile on the TREE website
You will be asked to confirm that you want to support TREE Foundation, Inc. Say yes!
That’s it! TREE Foundation will now receive 0.5% of the price all eligible purchases made at

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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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