Hi Heather, good news, and does Cool Beans get into agroforestry research
or use it in its work? Sounds like it must given the references @ your site
to shade trees like citrus and such, and surely there are useful food or
fiber producing shade trees that are also good for insects, here are a
couple features from Mongabay's ongoing series on agroforestry
<https://news.mongabay.com/list/agroforestry/> that is good for wildlife,
people, water tables, etc:

*“Carbon farming” good for the climate, farmers, and biodiversity*


*Ethiopia’s vulnerable tropical forests are key to securing future of wild


The author of the book discussed in link 1 could be helpful in terms of
helping you ID shade trees that'd be great for both coffee and bugs, I can
connect you with him, he'd be happy to give you some advice on where to



See my latest writing projects for Sierra magazine, the Guardian,
and others plus online photo gallery here <http://www.erikhoffner.com/>

*tw: @erikhoffner <https://twitter.com/ErikHoffner>*

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Heather Kostick <upennbiobl...@gmail.com>

> Cool Beans Research is a non-profit research group aimed at putting the
> bird-friendliness back in bird-friendly coffee. Our small but mighty
> team currently consists of Dr. Doug Tallamy (University of Delaware),
> Heather Kostick (Prospective PhD Student at Univ. of Del., and current
> Masters candidate at Penn), and Brad Powell (webmaster extraordinaire).
> We're looking to raise awareness and funds for our research!
> 52% of US citizens are coffee drinkers, and 17% of US citizens are
> birders - if you fit into either (or both!) of those categories, then
> this research should interested you! Help Cool Beans Research be at the
> forefront of bird-friendly, shade-grown coffee research.
> Website: http://coolbeansresearch.org/
> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoolBeansResearch/
> Non-profit purpose: To learn which shade tree species used by coffee
> growers throughout Central and South America actually produce the
> insects required to sustain wintering and local birds within coffee
> farms. This information is essential for coffee growers to increase the
> conservation effectiveness of their farms. If all trees produced insects
> in equal abundance and diversity, this would be unnecessary, but there
> are huge differences in how well trees produce the insects birds require
> (Tallamy & Shropshire 2009, Burghardt et al 2010). Non-native trees
> support fewer insects than natives because local insects have not
> adapted to the novel phytochemical defenses of introduced trees. Yet
> even native trees differ widely in their ability to produce insects used
> by birds. Using common-garden experiments and bird foraging surveys on
> cooperator farms in Central and South America, we will evaluate for the
> first time the bird friendliness of regionally favorite shade tree
> species. We have studies currently under way on four farms in Nicaragua
> and Colombia for this purpose.
> Thank you for your time!

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