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Ecology and Society premia como su mejor artículo 2017: “La Experiencia del Ajedrez Azteca”, producto de ECOSUR

Azteca Chess awarded Ecology and Society's best paper of 2017 (Spanish)

March 7, 2018

A cheap way to protect coffee crops from boring beetles

Economist Article on Jonathan Morris's research on string bridges to protect against coffee borers

March 7, 2019

Unexpected outcomes: Damages to Puerto Rican coffee farms from Hurricane Maria varied widely

U-M article on coffee resilience and resistance to Hurricane Maria

October 30, 2019

Researching coffee-defending lizards in Mexico

U-M article on Vandermeer lab alum Ivan Monagan's research on anoles in coffee

August 12, 2015

Bumblebees in Detroit

Coverage of lab research on pollinators in urban landscapes

May 17, 2017

Understanding How This Cute Little Lizard Can Help Save Coffee

Daily Coffee News article on anoles and coffee berry borer

August 24, 2015

BuzzFeed: Wild Bees Meet Urban Farming

Lab alum Carolina Simao discusses native pollinators on WCBN radio

May 27, 2016

Parasitic fungi and the battle against coffee rust disease

U-M article on coffee leaf rust mycoparasite research

November 23, 2015

Watching Wasmannia: Ants on a Mexican coffee farm

U-M article on Vandermeer lab alum Senay Yitbarek's research on Wasmannia

September 3, 2015

Invasive Plants Push Around Native Ants

Blog coverage of lab alum Kevin Li's research

April 13, 2017

Peace Neighborhood Center Outreach

U-M coverage of outreach at Ann Arbor community center

January 5, 2016

Coffee killer: Tracking ‘la roya’

U-M article on the coffee project in Mexico

September 18, 2015

Researchers say biodiversity is key to saving coffee crops

Ivette and John interview with Michigan Radio on coffee biodiversity and rust

November 16, 2015

Roya del cafeto se combatiría con hongos parasitarios

SciDevNet article on coffee leaf rust research (spanish)

November 12, 2015

Why They March: “Science and scientists are now under attack”

Intercept article on why Ivette and John march for science

April 22, 2017

Visualizing Science: Pinar Yoldas’ Silent Spring

Ivette and John participate in "dining performance"

March 15, 2017

Finding Natural Solutions to Destructive Leaf Rust in Mexico

Daily Coffee News article on coffee leaf rust research in Mexico

September 24, 2015

The rat catchers: Researching animal migration in Mexico

U-M article on Bea Otero-Jimenez (Vandy lab) and Zu Dienle's research on coffee mice

July 29, 2015

Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Ivette discusses the implications of Maria's damage in Puerto Rico (spanish)

September 25, 2017

Shady Endeavor Could Help Combat Coffee Rust

Audobon article on shade grown coffee and rust

June 10, 2014


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