Conservation of our planet’s botanical resources and ecosystems


The Mighty Amazon expedition April 4-20, 2010

Join CanopyMeg for a life-changing expedition from the mouth of the Amazon towards the headwaters during April 4-20 2010. She will be co-leading a boat excursion in conjunction with The Explorers Club — participants will learn about canopy research, biodiversity, conservation, and medicinal plants along the way

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Tree climbing specialist seeks opportunities to aid scientific research

Edward Morrell is looking for opportunities to use his skills as an arborist and tree climber for the purpose of scientific research. If you can help, please contact him. He writes:

As an arborist I have developed an affinity with the environment. Due to current environmental

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Comprehensive history of canopy access methods being compiled and how you can help

As part of the 5th International Canopy Conference 2009 (and its subsequent publications), co-chair Meg Lowman is compiling a comprehensive history of canopy access. If you have any special methods that you invented or pioneered, stories worth telling (and re-telling), equipment that deserves recognition, inventions that facilitated

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5th International Canopy Conference 2009

5/11/09 Update: This is the last call to organize a symposia at the 5th International Canopy Conference being organized by ATREE on “Forest canopies : Conservation, Climate change and Sustainable use” during 25th – 31st October 2009, Bangalore, India, The deadlines for organizing a symposium

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Saving the Church Forests of Ethiopia

Dr. Lowman talks about her recent project involving the church forests of Ethiopia:
One of my most recent projects involved global conservation of African forests. During January, I traveled to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia,a center of the Coptic or Christian Orthodox churches in this proud country. Working with the

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Building a better tree house

From Herald-Tribune:
The beautiful Casey Key home of Henry and Susanne Rodriguez was the perfect setting for an intimate and fun party to celebrate the launch of the TREE Foundation, with president Gerri Aaron and executive director Dr. Meg Lowman.
The dynamic duo shared their plans to build an

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New ecology education project: “A TREEhouse for Every Child….”

TREE Foundation is proud to announce a new project linking kids to nature for Southwest Florida. The TREE treehouse will be built at Crowley Nature Reserve (exit on Fruitville Road off Interstate 75) as soon as the fund-raising is completed. This “kids-dream-come-true” will feature natural materials, an

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Two Women: Two Extraordinary Scientists with Meg Lowman, March 24

From New College News:
Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Initiatives at New College Meg Lowman, a.k.a. “Canopy Meg,” will speak at United Nations Association, Sarasota-Manatee Chapter, on March 24 at 6:00 pm. Professor Lowman will be joined by Dr. Eugenie “the Shark Lady” Clark.

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Herbivory – Using Leaf Damage to Teach Students about Statistics and Experimental Design

The data was collected from a single Eucalyptus tree in the early 80s by Margaret Lowman in conjunction with an Earthwatch expedition. The leaves were gathered from the top down with the aid of a cherry picker, bagged, weighed, and sorted. Since all of the leaves were

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Dr. Meg Lowman to Speak at VAAS Dinner on March 15th, 2009

From the Venice Area Audubon Society:
Dr. Meg Lowman to Speak at VAAS Dinner
Topic: Conservation for the Next Generation
The Venice Area Audubon Society is privileged to have the renowned scientist Dr. Meg Lowman speak at the VAAS fundraising dinner Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 PM at the

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