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New Species of Water Bear Discovered by NSF REU Canopy Explorers

A new species of water bear was discovered by our NSF REU team of mobility-limited students in the canopy – in a Kansas OAK tree! It illustrates how new discoveries can happen – even in our own back yards. Stay tuned for more details.   Learn more:

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Lake Tumba Project Update

TREE is happy to announce the successful purchase and conservation of this forest tract adjacent to Lake Tamba in the Congo, by our sister group Go Conscious Earth! Godi Godar writes to tell us about these wonderful photos: First photo: in nkoso village, met the chef and

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Environmental Scientist, Lydia Ball, Seeks Opportunities and Experience

Lydia Jo Ball writes: I recently graduated from Colby College, Maine, with my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science. I am passionate about research questions concerning behavior, speciation, and natural history. During my undergraduate years, I studied amphibian and insect diversity, amphibian epibiotic bacteria, amphibian resistance to

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Research Fellowship Employment Opportunity: Land–Use Change in Ethiopia

An international research team involving faculty from Bahir Dar University, North Carolina State University, and Colgate University seeks a one-year Research Fellow who focuses on the human drivers of land-use change. The Research Fellow’s primary duties will be to conduct fieldwork in the South Gondar region of

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Tardigradia – The Wild Little World

Incredible animated video featuring a tardigrade:

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REU student schedule – August 4-10

Below is the latest tardigrade workshop schedule for REU Canopy Explorers during August 4-10: REU Student Schedule – August 4-10, 2013 Activity MNS staff Where Sunday 4 Aug 13 3:26 PM Arrive in Raleigh, Check-in Clarion Meg, Cindy RDU/Clarion 6:00 PM dinner at 518 Monday 5 Aug

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Update on Woji and Debresena church forests in Ethiopia

Woji church forest now has walls. In 2013, the local people worked with their priests to make a conservation wall around this forest. TREE Foundation made a donation to the church to thank them for their stewardship. Alemayehu provides this update: The last three days I was

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Treetops at Risk: Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation

Treetops at Risk Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation M. Lowman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA; S. Devy, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and, Bangalore, India; T. Ganesh, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and, Bangalore, India (Eds.) 2013, XIX, 444 p. 100 illus.,

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REU Canopy Explorer Testimonial – Rebecca Tripp

Rebecca Tripp’s testimonial, with photos, about choosing and participating in the REU Canopy summer research program: Growing up on the rugged coast of Maine, with mountains, fields, forests and wildlife around every turn, I developed a deep love of nature at a very young age, and a

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Photos from Go Conscious Earth project

Some photos sent from Kinshasa who is working to preserve the rainforest in the Lac Tumba region of the Congo via the Go Conscious Earth project:

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