Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems

REU Canopy Explorers Update

The team of Pam Dorwarth and Meg Lowman (who spear-headed original ADA efforts in Sarasota FL over many years) took to the trees in North Carolina, along with 8 undergraduates and over 100 citizens, of which quite a few were mobility limited. This was the culmination of Lowman’s National Science Foundation grant teaching mobility limited students about canopy ecology, and researching the tiny arthropods that live at the treetops. The students discovered 4 new species of tardigrades! What an amazing summer!