‘Will Meg take her kids up the tree and risk their lives or will she leave them at the bottom of the tree with all the poisonous snakes?’ Dr. Lowman shares her journey as one of the pioneers of studying trees ‘where they live’ – in the canopy. Sharing her wisdom and humor in her pursuit of time management (balancing children and data), and setting trail for women scientists and global impact, this trail-blazing arbornaut informs and inspires as we work to meet the challenges of disappearing forests worldwide.

Dr. Lowman is Chief of Science & Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences and a pioneer in the science of tree canopy ecology. Dubbed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic, Margaret (Meg) has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several books, including “Life in the Treetops: Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology”, “Treetops at Risk”, and “It’s a Jungle Up There: More Tales of Life in the Treetops”. She is the founder of the TREE Foundation and a Board of Directors member for The Explorers Club and Earthwatch. Meg’s TEDxLivermore talk will review her experiences as a female scientist and identify opportunities for engaging women in environmental solutions from a global perspective.

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