Is it possible to use land for agriculture and simultaneously provide habitat for wildlife? Join us to learn about the unique case study of Puerto Rico’s historic changes in forest cover and the role that coffee cultivation played in preventing avian extinctions. But can coffee cultivation continue to play a role in conservation, and how?
About our speaker
Dr. Jaime A. Collazo is a Professor of Animal Ecology and Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife) of the USGS North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at North Carolina State University. Originally from Puerto Rico, Jaime’s interests focus primarily on avian conservation, particularly rare and endangered species, but he has also worked with amphibians, reptiles and population estimation of manatees.