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Colombia - Minor Field Studies

måndag 28 januari 2019 - torsdag 28 mars 2019

Climate change pose a threat to the sensitive high altitude páramo ecosystems in post-conflict Colombia. An improved understanding of the hydrological processes in the páramos is needed to support decision making processes and guarantee future water quality and quantity in the country. The expected outcome of this study is to apply modern techniques and traditional field work in order to investigate the status of the Colombian páramos and the ways in which these ecosystems are threatened by current and future climate change. Both observed (satellite images and metrological information) and simulated (climate model outputs) data will be used in this study.

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