Margaret D. Lowman, Ph.D. a.k.a. Canopy Meg is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, explorer, and public speaker. Her expertise involves canopy ecology, canopy plant-insect relationships, and constructing canopy walkways. Nicknamed the "real-life Lorax" and "Einstein of the treetops", Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. She is known as the "mother of canopy research." For more than 30 years, she has designed hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration to solve mysteries in the world's forests, especially insect pests and ecosystem health. She works to map the canopy for biodiversity and to champion forest conservation around the world. Lowman's academic training includes Williams College in 1976; Aberdeen University in 1978; Sydney University; and Tuck School of Business.
|Born:||Margaret Dalzell Lowman, December 23, 1953, Elmira, New York, U.S.|
|Fields:||Conservation biology, canopy ecology, botany, women and minorities in science|
|Institutions:||California Academy of Sciences, Nature Research Center(NRC), North Carolina State University|
|Alma mater:||Williams College (B.A.), University of Aberdeen (Scotland) M.Sc, University of Sydney (Australia) (Ph.D.), Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth) Executive Management|
|Known for:||Pioneer of forest canopy research, Builder of canopy walkways, Role model for women in science|
|Influences:||Rachel Carson and Harriet Tubman|
|Notable awards:||Kilby Laureate, Mendel Medal for Science and Spirit, Williams College Bicentennial Medal, Garden Club of America Award for Achievements in Conservation Education|
|Children:||Edward and James|
About Margaret D Lowman
Scientist and author known for her work in the fields of conservation biology and canopy ecology. Her science-themed books include It's a Jungle Up There and Life in the Treetops.
Margaret D Lowman Before Fame
After graduating from Williams College with a degree in biology, she studied ecology at Aberdeen University and botany at Sydney University.
Achievement of Margaret D Lowman
During her time as a professor at Williams College, she constructed the first North American canopy (treetop) walkway.
Margaret D Lowman Family Life
She grew up in Elmira, New York and later taught and held research positions in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, and Florida.
Associations of Margaret D Lowman
She was inspired and influenced by the environmental research and activism of Rachel Carson.
Information related to Margaret D. Lowman
- New College of Florida faculty
- Forest conservation
- Women in forestry
- Forestry researchers
- People associated with the California Academy of Sciences
- Forestry academics
- Tuck School of Business alumni
- North Carolina State University faculty
- American ecologists
- American science writers