The newly renamed Dr. Bruce MacLaren Chautauqua Lecture Series returns on Oct. 21 with Dr. Margaret Lowman’s lecture “The Arbornaut.”
Her lecture will be live streamed at 7:30 p.m. and can be found at this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wzxTivbDFoc
Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic, Lowman, known affectionately throughout the world as “Canopy Meg,” is a global pioneer in forest canopy ecology. She is one of the world’s foremost “arbornauts” — someone who explores and studies the vast forest canopies that make up what Meg has termed the Earth’s “eighth continent.”
She is the author, co-author and editor of nine books and more than 150 scientific publications, including the major forest canopy textbooks, Forest Canopies and Methods in Forest Canopy Research, as well as field reports such as Life in the Treetops and It’s a Jungle Out There. Her much-anticipated new memoir, The Arbornaut, details her adventures over a lifetime spent exploring the treetops of forests around the world.
Lowman’s lecture is sponsored by the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and and Mathematics, the Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate Education and Research and the Honors Program
All EKU Chautauqua events are free and open to the public.
The Dr. Bruce MacLaren Chautauqua Lecture Series is operated by the EKU Honors Program and housed in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.