William R. Miller, Ph.D.
Baker University | Tardigrade Taxonomist & Ecologist
Director of student research at Baker, Miller has been the principle investigator on two major NSF RUI grants about tardigrades. He has published more than 50 popular and scientific papers and described more than a dozen new species. He has more than a dozen years of canopy experience and presented data at the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th International Canopy Conferences.
Meg D. Lowman, Ph.D.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Canopy Pioneer, Conservationist & Author
Director, Nature Research Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Professor, NC State University, Lowman has published more than 80 popular books and scientific canopy articles. She can be seen in National Geographic’s “Hero's of the High Frontier” video, was a leader in the canopy segment of the Jason Project and is an advocate for conservation. Lowman’s research interest is herbivory, the use of canopy vegetation by insects. She has been instrumental in the design and construction of several canopy walkways that include ADA accessibility in the design.
Elzie McCord, Ph.D.
New College of Florida | Entomologist & Environmental Chemist
Professor at New College of Florida, McCord’s research is on insect pests, chemical composition of plants, and the environmental fate of pesticides. He has advised students in the American Chemical Society’s Minority Mentoring Program and continues to guide middle school, high school, and undergraduate students while teaching. In 2009, he co-chaired the session on education outreach at the fifth International Canopy Conference in Bangalore, India.