Costa Rica birds brew trouble for coffee crop pests

09/6/2013 | Nature (free content)

Next time you savor your favorite Costa Rican coffee blend, offer a toast to the yellow warbler. The tiny bird and its avian friends help protect the country's coffee crops by keeping the coffee berry borer beetle in check, according to a study published in Ecology Letters. "Based on this study, we know that native wildlife can provide you with a pretty significant benefit," says Stanford University conservation biologist Daniel Karp, the lead researcher. "Incorporating their conservation into your management of pests is absolutely something you should do."

View Full Article in:

Nature (free content)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
Executive Director
Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Hartford, CT
Senior ELL Technical Assistance and Curriculum Specialist (8270)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Senior Researcher (8194)
American Institute for Researcher
Washington, DC
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL