COFOREC Consolidating a long-term monitoring network in a human modified landscape in Northern Ecuador.

01 January 2018 → 31 December 2019
Federal funding: VLIR-UOS
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Terrestrial ecology
    • Environmental monitoring
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forest protection
    • Forestry management and modelling
forest monitoring network Northern Ecuador
Project description

Our goal is to consolidate a forest plot network as sites for long-term ecological research to investigate diversity and ecosystem functioning in natural and reforested areas along a large environmental gradient in a highly diverse strongly anthropogenic tropical landscape. The project takes place in the north-western slopes of the Andes of Ecuador, in an area that includes the Andes Chocó Biosphere Reserve, along an elevation gradient that ranges from 300 to 3000 m above sea level.