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Selected scientific publications that relate to canopy ecology, tropical conservation, and education outreach


  • Lowman, M.D., J. Burgess and E. Burgess. 2006 It’s a Jungle Out There – More Tales from the Treetops. Yale University Press.
  • Lowman M.D. and H.B. Rinker. 2004 Forest Canopies. Elsevier Press.
  • Lowman, M.D. 1999. Life in the Treetops. Yale University Press. (Editions in German, Chinese and Korean)

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  • Connell, J.H. and M.D. Lowman. 1989. Low diversity tropical and subtropical forests. American Naturalist 134: 88-119. PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. and H. Heatwole. 1992. Spatial and temporal variability in defoliation of Australian eucalypts and its consequence for the dieback syndrome. Ecology 73(1): 129-42. PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. and M. Moffett. 1993. The ecology of tropical rain forests canopies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8: 104-8. PDF
  • Ballard, R.L., R.M. Levanthal, M.D. Lowman, T.E. Miller, G.M. Wellington. 1994. (curriculum content eds.) Jason Curriculum; The Belize Expedition Curriculum, Jason Foundation for Education. PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. 1994*. Ecology of the rain forest canopy in Belize. Jason Report, Jason Foundation MA. PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. and B. Bouricius. 1995. The construction of platforms and bridges for forest canopy access. Selbyana 16(2): 179-184. PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. and P.K. Wittman. 1996. Forest canopies: methods, hypotheses and future directions. Annual Review of Ecology & Systematics 27: 55-81. PDF
  • Murray, D., M. D. Lowman, P. Wittman. 1997. Bromeliads Along the ACEER Canopy Walkway in Amazonian Peru. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 47(2): 54-59. PDF
  • Burgess, E., J. Burgess, and M. D. Lowman 1998. How Quickly do Bromeliads Decay? Journal of the Bromeliad Society 48:177-183. PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. 1998. Canopy Research of Tropical Forests. Window on the Tropics 55:18-24. PDF
  • Burgess, J., E. Burgess, M.D. Lowman and thousands of Jason X school students. 2003. Observations of a Coleopteran herbivore on a bromeliad in the Peruvian Amazon. J. Brom. Society (in press). PDF
  • Lowman, M.D. 2006. No child left indoors. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 4, No. 9, pp. 451–451. PDF

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