880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, United States
In 1976, Margaret Lowman got her Bachelor of Arts degree at Williams College.
King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, United Kingdom
In 1978, Lowman got a Master of Science degree at the University of Aberdeen.
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lowman got a Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, in 1983.
Durham, South Carolina 27708, United States
Lowman attended Duke University, from 1976 to 1977.
Meg Lowman atop the Myakka Canopy Walkway Photo by: Carlton Ward Jr.
Alemayehu Wassie (left) and Meg Lowman (right)
(The tropical botanist shares the story of her adventues d...)
The tropical botanist shares the story of her adventues doing pioneering ecological research in forest canopies of Australia, Africa, Belize, and the United States.
(This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, ...)
This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, anecdotes, case studies, observations, and recommendations from researchers and educators who have risked life and limb in their advocacy of the High Frontier.
(The chapters of the book focus on field biology questions...)
The chapters of the book focus on field biology questions, the canopy access methods developed to answer the questions, and conservation or education components of each expedition.
(Poised between soil and sky, forest canopies represent a ...)
Poised between soil and sky, forest canopies represent a critical point of exchange between the atmosphere and the earth, yet until recently, they remained a largely unexplored frontier. Fortunately, canopy research has advanced dramatically in recent decades. Methods in Forest Canopy Research is a comprehensive overview of these developments for explorers of this astonishing environment.
In 1976, Margaret Lowman got her Bachelor of Arts degree at Williams College. Then, she attended Duke University, from 1976 to 1977. In 1978, she got a Master of Science degree at the University of Aberdeen and Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, in 1983.
Dr. Lowman serves as the Director of Global Initiatives and Senior Scientist for Plant Conservation at the California Academy of Sciences. She strategizes and promote the Academy’s mission for sustainability science, and to disseminate her team’s accomplishments to groups ranging from elementary classes to corporate executives to international conferences.
Dr. Lowman previously served as Chief of Science & Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences. In this role, Dr. Lowman was responsible for the Academy's programs of scientific research and exploration as well as its programs addressing the challenge of sustaining life on earth. She led their twenty-first century strategy of integrating research with sustainability initiatives both local and global. As the Academy’s inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability, she re-organized internal operations to prioritize relevant science, sustainability, collections and efficient financial practices.
Prior to this Dr. Lowman was a Research Professor at North Carolina State University and the founding director of North Carolina’s innovative Nature Research Center at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Dr. Lowman oversaw the creation, construction, staffing, and programming of this research wing in partnership with the NC University system. She was then promoted to Senior Scientist/Director of Academic Partnerships & Global Initiatives for the entire Museum. She served as the primary advocate for NRC and aimed to promote its mission.
She has served as Vice President of the Ecological Society of America; Treasurer of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation; Executive Director of the TREE Foundation; Board of Directors for The Explorers Club and Earthwatch; and former Climate Change Adviser to Alex Sink, CFO of the Florida cabinet. Previously, she served as Director of Environmental Initiatives at New College of Florida, CEO of The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Williams College. She has been involved in several JASON Project education programs and numerous other conservation education initiatives.
In 1999, Lowman was the Executive Director of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida where she helped raise donations over 100 percent and increased membership by "friend-raising". Lowman also was the co-founder the TREE Foundation, along with Sarasota non-profit accountant Mike Pender and community leader, Bob Richardson. She still serves as its Executive Director, and the Foundation supports Tree Research, Exploration, and Education (hence, TREE).
(This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, ...)2004
(Poised between soil and sky, forest canopies represent a ...)2012
(The chapters of the book focus on field biology questions...)2006
(The tropical botanist shares the story of her adventues d...)1999
Dr. Lowman believes in conservation through education which is a very strong theme in her most recent book It's a Jungle Up There. Her books on canopy ecology are not just about her field work but add dimensions in what it's like to be a woman in a male dominated profession, and what it's like to be a single parent mom.
Lowman was a member of the Association for Tropical Biology and fellow of the Explorers Club.
Lowman married Andrew Burgess, but their marriage ended and Margaret married Michael Brown, an attorney, on October 25, 1997. The first marriage produced two children - Eddie and James.