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Oct. 18, 2011 

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Margaret Lowman, director of the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will present “Life in the Treetops: Conservation of the World’s Rain Forests” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. 

Lowman, Ph.D., pioneered the science of forest canopy ecology and she works relentlessly to “map” the canopy for biodiversity. She is a champion of forest conservation around the world, and her international network and passion for science have led her to leadership roles in trying to solve environmental challenges. 

In addition to serving as the director of the Nature Research Center, Lowman is a research professor of natural sciences at North Carolina State University. She has received numerous environmental awards and serves as vice president of the Ecological Society of America; treasurer of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation; executive director of TREE Foundation; and is on the board of directors for The Explorers Club and Earthwatch. 

Lowman is also the author of Life in the Treetops: Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology. The book has been described by reviewers as an engaging memoir of her work and her struggles to balance family and her career. 

This presentation is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership fall lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. For a complete list of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership speakers and events, visit 


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