Agroforestry and birds in the Andes (and some that come to Ohio)

cerulean warblerMolly McDermott, Ph.D. candidate in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents “The Role of Tropical Agroforestry in the Ecology and Conservation of Flocking Andean Birds” at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 20. Details. Some birds that nest in Ohio in summer, such as the beleaguered cerulean warbler, shown here, also spend winter in the Andes. (Photo: Dendroica cerulea by Mdf licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)

World Agroforestry head to talk tomorrow

Dennis Garrity, director general of the Nairobi, Kenya-based World Agroforestry Centre, will present “Creating an Evergreen Agriculture in the Tropics” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. tomorrow (2/10) at OSU. It’s part of the “Agriculture, Water Quality, and Nutrient Management” winter seminar series of the School of Environment and Natural Resources. The center, its website says, is “dedicated to generating and applying the best available knowledge to stimulate agricultural growth, raise farmers’ incomes, and protect the environment.” It’s a member of the global Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and has regional offices in Kenya, Mali, Malawi, India, and Indonesia.