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Lowman to study coffee forests in Ethiopia as Fulbright Specialist

Dr. Margaret D. Lowman, research professor in the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University and senior scientist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will teach and study coffee forests in Ethiopia this winter as part of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Program. Lowman

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Mobile computers open doors to scientific discovery

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
New PDAs (personal digital assistants or hand-held computers) are flooding the market with their myriad sound bytes, applications (apps), and jargon. As the proud owner of an iPhone, I must admit that its ever-changing, innovative uses (other than conventional telephone-calling)

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A Preliminary Assessment of Ethiopian Sacred Grove Status at the Landscape and Ecosystem Scales

Abstract: The northern Ethiopian landscape is dotted with small patches of church forests that are religious centers for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). These sacred groves are what remain of the once vast tropical Afromontane dry forest. Herein we review the landscape pattern of sacred groves

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Conservation in India — Kids helping conserve their environment!

CLIC Abroad changes lives at photo workshop in Pragpur, India
by Tom Grant, Ph.D.
Children Learning International Cultures Abroad (CLIC Abroad) recently brought the learning power of the digital image to more than 50 middle school children in Pragpur, India. Thanks to partners such as Museum of National Science

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Royal family are nature lovers

From New Straits Times:
The conservation of wildlife and its habitat is something close to the Johor royal family’s heart.
In a recent “Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day: Save Wildlife, Save Life” forum, the Sultan of Johor’s consort Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah said that creating awareness of

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“The Church in the Forest” in The Tablet (December 2010)

This article from the December 2010 issue of The Tablet is about the Ethiopian Church Forests:

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Five Questions with Canopy Meg

Meg Lowman in trees

From The Abstract:
Meg Lowman is the director of the Nature Research Center at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and a research professor at NC State. She has conquered the canopy of the rainforest, and opened up an entirely new world to scientific discovery. She’s just published

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Two new species of oribatid mites from Ethiopia

Sergey G. Ermilov1, Neville N. Winchester, Margaret M. Lowman & Alemayehu Wassie
2012. Two new species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia, including a key to species of Pilobatella. Systematic & Applied Acarology 17(3): 000–000.
Abstract:
Two new oribatid mite species, Austrocarabodes (Uluguroides) kluttzi Ermilov, Winchester, Lowman & Wassie

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View from the Top – Interview with Margaret Lowman in Nature India

From June 2012 Nature India:
American tree top specialist Margaret Lowman, on a scholarship to India, is hoping to build canopy walkways here. Her aim: using ecotourism to boost conservation. Vijaysree Venkatraman chats up the canopy scientist nicknamed “Einstein of the Treetops“.

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Balancing Economy and Ecology in Brazil

by Meika Jensen
Brazil is home to the Amazon rain forest, a unique ecological expanse that makes up close to 30 percent of the Earth’s remaining tropical rain forests and provides habitat for thousands of native plant and animal species. Unfortunately, over the past 40 years,  20 percent

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