Crinan Jarrett is a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute where she currently works on agricultural management and bird conservation in the African tropics. These tropics contain a very high birdlife diversity and also serve as wintering habitat for many migratory species.
In these regions, the agriculture expansion and intensification is making natural habitats disappear, replacing them with fields and plantations. However, it is possible to manage agriculture in a way that is beneficial to birds, while maintaining high production.
This September, Crinan, who did her PhD at the Glasgow University on birds in Cameroon cocoa plantations and how to combine biodiversity conservation and agricultural production in these habitats, will tell us about her experience studying birds in agricultural habitats in Africa.
Get ready to learn more about how agricultural management affects the populations of different species and about the future of the birds that live in these areas.