Navigation Links
Coffee cultivation good for diversity in agrarian settlements but not in forests
Date:2/19/2009

Coffee shrubs, both in themselves and because they are most often cultivated in the shade of large trees, can have a positive impact on plant and animal diversity in those parts of the landscape that are deforested and dominated by agriculture. What constitutes a dilemma for consumers wishing to shop ecologically is that when coffee is grown in a forest, which is also common, the impact on diversity is negative.

This is shown by researchers at the Department of Botany, Stockholm University, in Sweden, who recently published two articles about the role of coffee cultivation in conserving plants and animals in Ethiopia, the original home of coffee.

Coffee is one of the most important trading commodities, consumed by people around the world. Each year seven million tons of coffee is produced in 50 countries. Coffee originally grew in Ethiopia, where it still grows wild in the ever-shrinking forested areas that remain.

Researchers Kristoffer Hylander and Aaron Gove at the Department of Botany, Stockholm University, working with colleagues in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, recently published new findings about the role of coffee for the preservation of biodiversity in Ethiopia in two of the world's leading journals for conservation biology, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and Conservation Letters, based on a research project funded by SIDA, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

One of the studies shows that coffee shrubs cultivated in gardens under individual large shade trees can be home to a great diversity of forest plants. It is shown for the first time that the coffee bush itself is an important substrate for mosses and flowering plants.

"Coffee cultivation entails not only that growers preserve and nurture large trees in the cultivated landscape but also that coffee shrubs themselves house a diversity of plants. Coffee cultivation in an agricultural landscape is thus a positiv
'/>"/>

Contact: Maria Sandqvist
maria.sandqvist@kommunikation.su.se
Swedish Research Council
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Energy drinks: The coffee of a new generation?
2. Shade coffee benefits more than birds
3. Shade trees can protect coffee crops
4. Green coffee-growing practices buffer climate-change impacts
5. Ants and avalanches: Insects on coffee plants follow widespread natural tendency
6. Threats to biodiversity rise in the worlds Mediterranean-climate regions
7. Cropland diversity reduces nitrogen pollution
8. Biodiversity itself begets a species cascade, researchers say
9. The global impact of climate change on biodiversity
10. Alpine rivers hold important clues for preserving biodiversity and coping with climate change
11. Networks of small habitat patches can preserve urban biodiversity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases ... have accelerated -- by as much as 70 percent. ... by scientists from Technische Universitt Mnchen based on long-term ... observed since 1870. Their findings were published recently in ... dieback" was a hot topic, with the very survival ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could ... bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark ... access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control ... materials prevented the spread of human disease bacteria ... Sharklet, is an arrangement of ridges formulated to ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has published its ... midlife womenon everything from hot flashes to heart ... Society Recommendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women," ... Menopause . This is the first, comprehensive ... midlife women freely available to all clinicians who ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate 2Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate 3Sharks' skin has teeth in the fight against hospital superbugs 2
... July 20, 2011Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy,s ... Center have found a potential key for unlocking the ... leaves and stalks, or switch grass. In a ... Chemical Society , Los Alamos researchers S. Gnanakaran, Giovanni ...
... sleuthing the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a research team ... chemicals were contained in a deep, hydrocarbon-containing plume. The ... mapped and sampled it last summer in the Gulf of ... spill. The researchers took a major step in explaining ...
... Bureau of Reclamation and Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc. have ... the capacity and speed of Fluid Imaging Technologies, FlowCAM ... larvae in water samples. The spread of mussels ... impair or interrupt water delivery and hydropower generation functions ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers find potential key for unlocking biomass energy 2Chemical make-up of Gulf of Mexico plume determined 2Chemical make-up of Gulf of Mexico plume determined 3Chemical make-up of Gulf of Mexico plume determined 4Reclamation signs research agreement to improve quagga and zebra mussel larvae detection 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  The In Silico ... that will be featured at the conference, which takes ... on December 3 and 4, 2014. Researchers, students, drug ... to hear the following: KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ... Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy Drug ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... disintegrated by naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, ... subsequently transformed into water, methane, biomass, inorganic compounds, ... With enhanced processability, expanding customer base and improved ... environmentally beneficial and economically viable alternative to conventional ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 Terracon Corporation has announced the ... tank . This addition to the company’s industry-leading ... linear polyethylene and available in 125 or 250 gallon ... in two weeks or less. , The new pre-engineered ... in Terracon’s existing TerraPure tank line – plus quick ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ... develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced ... been approved for trading in the United ... is expected to commence on September 17, 2014 on ... continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under ...
Breaking Biology Technology:In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 2In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 3In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 4In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 5In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 6In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 7Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Drives the Global Biodegradable Polymers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Drives the Global Biodegradable Polymers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Terracon Introduces Pre-Engineered TerraPure® Tank for Ultrapure Water Applications 2SQI Diagnostics to begin Trading on the OTCQX Marketplace in the United States 2SQI Diagnostics to begin Trading on the OTCQX Marketplace in the United States 3
... , Strategic Examination and Consolidation of Services Recommended ... 27 Little uniformity exists in the structure or functions of ... to Clinical Trials Offices: What,s New in Research Administration?, ... (AAHC). Emerging centralized clinical trial offices (CTOs) are among the ...
... , , ATLANTA, Aug. 27 ... million extension of its Series C financing which was originally completed in ... $5 million in Series C preferred stock received warrants for an additional ... have up to 30 days from the delivery of Phase III top-line ...
... , , , ... ATLANTA, Aug. 27 Airo, recognized maker of the ... Safe handset is available for delivery Q4 of 2009. Airo ... in potentially explosive environments like Petroleum, Chemicals, Fertilizer, Coal, Propane, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Clinical Trials Offices Changing Academic Health Center Research Infrastructure 2Alimera Sciences Closes $5 Million in Extended Series C Financing 2Airo Wireless Announces the Release of the Intrinsically Safe A25is Cell Phone/PDA 2
The new Silencer siRNA Starter Kit is perfect for researchers new to RNAi. It provides all of the reagents, protocols, and instructions necessary to get underway with siRNA transfection and ensure su...
... working in a regulated environment, Pipette ... calibration software that automates gravimetric pipette ... framework that meets todays regulatory compliance ... secure solution that includes a full ...
... of the yolk protein Vtg in plasma from ... sensitive biomarker for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with ... become an accepted screening test for the estrogenic ... trout) EIA kit is a double-antibody immunometric (sandwich) ...
... (RTL) can provide you with the ... method development and validation ,Performance of ... of your GMP manufacturing environment ,Assurance ... a full spectrum of microbiological services ...
Biology Products: