Our project is part of the Network for the Monitoring of Forest in Colombia (MOBOC) and it's 2009 RAINFOR covenant. Our goal is to characterize the structure and dynamics of forest along an environmental gradient (precipitation, temperature and soil) in Colombia. We aim to gather information from carbon stocks (above and below ground) and dynamics (mortality, growth and recruitment) of 30 plots of 1 ha located in the Amazon, Choco Andean valleys and the Caribbean Coast. Carbon monitoring was intensified in 12 of these plots, where we quantify fine roots net primary productivity, litterfall and decomposition of biomass to understand how these processes vary along the environmental gradients.
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I am Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University.
I lead the Ecosystems Programme at the Environmental Change Institute, with a focus of understanding the functioning of tropical forests and...
I´m a PhD student in the Department of Ecology at the Alcalá of Henares University, Spain. Currently working with forest diversity, biomass, and dynamics in complex environmental gradients in Colombia.