Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Global expert advocates for canopy research in N-E

Globally renowned expert on forest canopy ecology, Professor Margaret Lowman of North Carolina State University, USA has underlined the need for undertaking research on forest canopy in the North East India. Addressing a Aaranyak-ATREE sponsored seminar on United Nations Year of the Forest : Inspiring new stakeholders to reverse deforestation at Handique Girls College here on February 5 last, Professor (Dr) Lowman said there was tremendous scope for study of canopy ecology in forest areas of the North East with involvement of the community. She said such research would lead to unearthing new facts about the environment and egged on the girl students to take a plunge in it for conservation of nature.


The seminar was organised in view of the United Nations General Assembly declaring the year 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise the awareness level on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.


In her lecture Dr. Lowman shared her adventurous study on rain forest canopies, while juggling family and career, in some of the most remote jungles of the world.


Internationally recognized for her pioneering research in forests canopy ecology, Dr. Meg Lowman has explored all three major rain forests of the world - Africa, Australia/Asia, and the Neotropics (including the Amazon). She is the author of over 95 peer-reviewed publications and four books.


The programme graced by Dr T Ganesh and Dr Soubhadra Devi of ATREE, Dr Indira Bordoloi , Principal of Handique Girls College and Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, secretary general, Aaranyak.

Author info

Amarjyoti Borah's picture

Amarjyoti Borah is a National Foundation for India (NFI) media fellow.

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

BJP-led govt facing flak in Namrup

29 Oct 2017 - 10:46pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
Congress leaders and workers in Namrup on Sunday accused the BJP led Sonowal Government of doing precious little to uplift  BVFCL .  In her address, party leader and former...

Anjan Dutta APCC president

13 Dec 2014 - 2:39pm | Rashmita Gogoi
After months of intense controversy and internal bickering, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday got Anjan Dutta to replace Bhubneswar Kalita as its president."Congress President Sonia Gandhi...

Barhoongka to participate in ASPL

23 May 2015 - 6:45pm | Hantigiri Narzary
The Baarhoongka Athletic Club (AC) is all set to participate in the first ever Assam State Premier League (ASPL) being to be hosted by Assam Football Association on and from May 29 across the state....