Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


Madagascar’s tree-top science

From Wired News:
If you want to study the rainforest, there is no better place to be than on top of it — literally. This pretzel-shaped structure on top of the Masoala National Park forest in Madagascar is called a canopy raft. Biologists use it to access the

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Finding oil spill solutions

From the Herald-Tribune:
Although it is tempting for residents around the Gulf Coast to limit their conversations to complaints about the oil spill, it is even more important to talk about solutions, and educate ourselves about the scientific process of “ecosystem restoration.”
Employing the best solutions is critical to

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Development of canopy walkways in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

From the Times of India:
Directorate of tourism, Andaman and Nicobar administration invites proposals for development of canopy walkways project in Andaman & Nicobar Islands under item rate base offer.

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TREE welcomes Taylor Jamrok

Please welcome our first TREE student leadership fellow. Taylor is our first student officer for TREE, as part of our new outreach to educate young people about non-profit management. Welcome, Taylor.
Taylor Jamrok graduated from New College of Florida in 2009 after studying environmental issues, sustainable development, economics

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Common Arthropods Field Guide – Ethiopia’s Church Forests

Photo-Key Field Guide for common arthropods found in Ethiopia’s Church Forests.
Arthropods Field Guide

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Conservation of Ethiopia’s Church Forests

The ecology of Ethiopia is vastly understudied and also degrading rapidly due to human activities. Much of the natural landscape has been cleared for agriculture, with one notable exception: the sacred landscapes surrounding churches. These church forests comprise local as well as global “hotspots” as critical conservation

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Dr. Lowman’s summary of the ArboReal Workshop

Dr. Meg Lowman was an invited speaker at ArborReal, a tree-house building workshop for the students of IaAc (Institut d’arquitectura avancada de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain during May 2010. This forward-thinking architectural institute confers approximately 55 Masters degrees each year to students from over 25 countries, teaching

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Dr. Lowman’s Spring 2010 update

Dr. Meg Lowman was a visiting James Martin Fellow at the Center for Tropical Forestry in the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University during spring 2010. During this time, she conducted workshops for Earthwatch Institute at their European headquarters, directed by Nigel Winser ( . She also lectured

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Holli looking for canopy research work

My name is Holli Kilburn and I am looking to pursue my conservation/research based career. I am a newly qualified Conservation Biologist, having completed a bachelors degree in 2008 gaining a first with honours. This winter I spent five weeks learning tree climbing on a Canopy Access

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Green algae and diatoms

TREE student scholar publishes paper about sloths and algae in their fur — this interaction has been a mystery for scientists for as long as sloths have been admired.
MC SCI Report (PDF)

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