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Bird Diversity at Risk If 'Agroforests' Replaced With Farmland

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Agroforests contain much higher levels of bird diversity than their open agricultural counterparts, according to new research from the University of Utah.

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Terry V (30)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 5:03 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 7:16 pm

pam w (139)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 9:15 pm
Can you imagine a world without birds?

Think about it.....

Danuta Watola (1249)
Friday September 14, 2012, 1:46 am

Carol H (229)
Friday September 14, 2012, 5:26 am
noted, thanks Cal

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:33 pm

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:41 pm
oh, for pete's sake...yes, ANY wooded area will provide better and more diversified habitat than farmland, unless the species involved prefer open fields to begin with. restoring the original biodiversity that existed prior to their use for farming is the better answer, though. birds and insects particularly often require highly specialized environments that cannot be satisfied with a lookalike substitute...and a "good enough" solution pleasing to humans can impede feeding, habitat usage, and reproduction.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday September 14, 2012, 1:26 pm

Robert O (12)
Friday September 14, 2012, 1:58 pm
Thank you Cal.
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