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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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STUDENTS IN THE CANOPY – Rebecca Tripp

Rebecca Tripp is a student who studied with Dr. Meg Lowman’s National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate students, where mobility-limited students were trained to climb trees and sample micro-arthropods. Rebecca was part of a summer team who discovered 8 new species in the trees of Kansas, and

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Conservation of the Ethiopian church forests: threats, opportunities and implications for their management

From the Science of The Total Environment, Volumes 551–552, 1 May 2016, Pages 404–414:
Abstract:
In the central and northern highlands of Ethiopia, native forest and forest biodiversity is almost confined to sacred groves associated with churches. Local communities rely on these ‘church forests’ for essential ecosystem services including

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Young TREE supporter illustrates her concern about losing trees at local park

Sara's Poster Description: I am climbing one tree left standing demanding they stop taking down the trees. There is a man using an excavator to try and take down the tree. The sun is demanding he stop. A magnifying glass is over a leaf is producing oxygen.

Sara has been a lover of trees since she was old enough to climb them. Now 8-yrs-old, she still loves to climb trees but has a greater understanding of their importance.
Sara’s father recently informed her that more than 200 trees were removed at a local park and that

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Why Are TREE’S BEZA Books Important?

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Why Are TREE’S BEZA Books Important?
Article by Helen Gold
As you may be aware, TREE FOUNDATION is selling a book called ‘BEZA’. It’s a great story, about an Ethiopian girl who’s trying to save the forests and the biodiversity of northern Ethiopia in every way that she can. It’s an empowering book

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Meg Lowman Treetops Camp in July 2016

Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira/Lowman NY hosted 16 middle school girls for the “Meg Lowman Treetops Camp in July 2016”. In partnership with Cornell University’s Tree Climbing Institute and CanopyMeg, the girls learned to access the canopy!

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Watch how this Solo drone is used during a tree climbing expedition in Madagascar

The Cornell Tree Climbing Institute took Solo on an expedition to Madagascar, where they use it as a tool to plan safer and accurate climbing routes, scout trees in thick forests and help officials survey otherwise inaccessible areas in a national park. Bottom line: propellers > machetes.

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