Conservation of biodiversity in coffee agroecosystems: a tri-taxa comparison in southern Mexico

@article{Perfecto2004ConservationOB,
  title={Conservation of biodiversity in coffee agroecosystems: a tri-taxa comparison in southern Mexico},
  author={Ivette Perfecto and Alexandre Mas and Thomas Dietsch and John H. Vandermeer},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={1239-1252}
}
We compare species richness of birds, fruit-feeding butterflies and ground-foraging ants along a coffee intensification gradient represented by a reduction in the number of species of shade trees and percentage of shade cover in coffee plantations. We sampled the three taxa in the same plots within the same period of time. Two sites were selected in the Soconusco region of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Within each site four habitat types were selected and within each habitat type four points… CONTINUE READING