Margaret Lowman, leading tree-top biologist, talks about her work and effect of climate change on Florida trees.

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Today we have an interview with Margaret ‘Canopy Meg’ Lowman, a globe-trotting conservationist and pioneer in ‘tree-top ecology’ which utilizes hot air balloons and forest canopy walkways to study the environment of trees. She started the TREE foundation, which helped build the canopy walkways in Myakka River State Park near Sarasota. Lowman is Chief of Science & Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences. Fullbright Scholar and recipient of numerous academic and scientific awards. She talks about her childhood fascination with trees, their importance in Florida ecology and how to get girls into science.

She, along with deep-sea scientist Sylvia Earle, will be at Tampa Theatre with Susan Giles Wantuck of WUSF Public Radio for an event called Enchanted Earth on April 30 starting at 7pm.