From The Charlotte Observer:

Margaret Lowman is part Jungle Jane and part mom next door. School kids call her Canopy Meg. She’s an internationally renowned tropical ecologist who has studied forest canopies on five continents.

She is also director of the new $56 million Nature Research Center at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

For most of her career, Lowman explored the interactions of species living in the tip-tops of trees 50 to 200 feet tall. But her new job will require her to descend from the canopies she loves and oversee the center’s research, outreach and exhibits. A key function of the center will be communicating science to the public.

Photo by Carlton Ward Jr.

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