Please join us in welcoming Dr. Priscila Chaverri, Ph.D., a mycology professor at the University of Costa Rica and the University of Maryland, for a virtual talk about endophytes or fungi found in trees in the tropical regions. This event is hosted by the Audubon Naturalist Society as part of the Naturalist Hour series.

The livelihoods of thousands of families depend on coffee production in Latin America. Climate change has had a negative impact on this crop by making coffee plants susceptible to diseases and drought. But researchers are exploring “probiotics” found in old-growth tropical forest trees that could protect the coffee plants, the communities that depend on them, and your morning cup of Joe.

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Recordings will be sent to registrants who cannot attend live