CBI affiliate Luke L. Powell, director of the conservation NGO Biodiversity Initiative and a research fellow at Durham University in the United Kingdom, recently had his cacao research — which uses metabarcoding to understand food webs on cacao plantations — featured on the news site OZY. Check out the full article: How Tree Shade and Bat Poo are Helping Grow Earth-Friendly Chocolate.

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A member of Powell’s research team in the field in Cameroon. Credit: Biodiversity Initiative.

Learn more about how Powell’s work explores the link between chocolate and biodiversity here.