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Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture

Location

NZ, CA, NY

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Understanding and designing farming landscapes that work for people and wildlife is our specialty. See below for some of the projects we have worked on in this area.

Agroecology

Ecotoxicology: Rodenticides and Raptors

Barn owl Photo credit R. Bourbour
Red-tailed hawk about to be released after collecting samples (c) R. Bourbour

Our research has shown that birds of prey like falcons, hawks, and owls can provide valuable pest control services for farmers. However, rodenticides are still part of the pest-control tools that farmers use, so we are investigating whether they have negative impacts on raptors.

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