U-M Researchers Inform Ecological Theory With Findings From Decades of Coffee Farm Fieldwork

April 5, 2023


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Coffee farming has long-term impacts on the ecosystems of Central America. University of Michigan ecologists Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer gathered data from over 200 coffee farms in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico, over several decades, in order to analyze the effects of farming practices and its impact on the biodiversity of plant and animal species. Their study provides valuable insights into the ecological impacts o agriculture and also highlights the importance of sustainable farming practices in promoting biodiversity conservation.

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