#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
As one of the world’s first tree-top scientists, Meg Lowman’s work as an ecologist has taken her all over the world – solo climbing, studying and measuring trees. She’s been dubbed the "Einstein of the treetops", and her speaking, writing and research inspires wonder, conservation and joy in nature. Meg discusses her memoir, fieldwork, activism and hope.
Meg Lowman in conversation with Inga Simpson
This is now an online session. Content will be available to watch from May 3rd to June 30th, 2022.
Meg Lowman, Ph.D. a.k.a. 'Canopy Meg' is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor and public speaker. She is the executive director of the TREE Foundation and a professor at the National University of Singapore, Arizona State University and Universiti Sains Malaysia. Nicknamed the 'Real-Life Lorax' by National Geographic and 'Einstein of the Treetops' by The Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. Her motto is no child left indoors. She travels extensively, conducting research, doing outreach and speaking to audiences large and small.
Inga Simpson is the author of The Last Woman in the World, Mr Wigg, Nest, Where the Trees Were, Understory: my life with trees and The Book of Australian Trees, illustrated by Alicia Rogerson. Inga's novels have been short and longlisted for numerous awards, including the Miles Franklin and Stella Prize, while Understory was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers Week award for nonfiction. Inga was also the winner of the Eric Rolls nature writing prize for her essay 'Triangulation'.