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PhD Student at @CIBIO_InBIO, University of Porto. Working on ecosystem's services provided by bats in cacao plantations 🦇
May 26, 2021 • 5 tweets • 6 min read
#WBTC2 #Land1 Do you 🤤 when you think about 🍫? Yes! But did you know that 70% of 🍫 comes from Africa and that 🪲 #pests can cause losses of > 400,000€ million annually? 😱 #Nature can be the solution to this 👉 so far we found the main 🍫 pest in 18 🦇 & 🐦 species! 😋
1/5 #WBTC2 #Land1 But does this #pest consumption have a significant effect on pest populations? To find out we decided to do an exclusion experiment to quantify 🦇&🐦 effect on #cacao production 🤔 For 12 months we counted everything in 16 full tree exclosures and 16 controls 🧐
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