Conservation of our planet’s botanical resources and ecosystems

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Meet the creature that can survive in outer space

From The World Weekly:
New research has now emerged showing that water bears have a novel way of preserving themselves through droughts, using a unique protein known as tardigrade-specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs). When wet, TDPs are a jelly-like substance, but in drought conditions water bears curl up

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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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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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In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs 2016

Ascending into the canopy, with Snousha Glaude.

In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs
June 1 – August 9, 2016
with W.R. Millerand, PI and M. D. Lowman, Co-PI
Want A Different Research Experience?
Want new skills, new challenges, a bit of adventure, and an opportunity to publish your research?
NSF: REU: Research Opportunity
This is a three-dimensional research

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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 REU in Ethiopia program

Applications are now being accepted for students to participate in the Summer 2016 NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South Gondar, Ethiopia. This

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Amazing video tour of the Myakka Canopy Walkway

This Canopy Walkway is located just outside of Sarasota, FL in Myakka River State Park. The walkway is suspended 25 feet above the ground and extends 85 feet through the hammock canopy. A tower soars 74 feet in the air to present a spectacular view of treetops,

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The Wise Man Built His House Among the Trees

The Wise Man Built His House…Among the Trees
Klaus DeBoer, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT
Summer 2015 REU Site: Undergraduate Research into the Cultural, Economic and Ecological Significance
of Church Forests in South Gondar, Ethiopia (www.colby.edu/reu-in-ethiopia)
Earlier this year, I applied for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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Go Conscious Earth campaign to provide safe drinking water to Democratic Republic of Condo

Godi Godar and Go Conscious Earth have spent much of the last couple years working to protect pristine rainforest on Lac Tumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
With the incredible support from people like you, we have saved one million acres!
Now we need to help the

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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer REU program in Ethiopia

Below Travis Reynolds announces that applications are now being accepted for students to participate in an NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South

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