Amazon Forest Inventory Network

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Research agreement with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia

  • September, 2009

Through the RAINFOR project funded by the Moore Foundation and led by Oliver Phillips, the University of Leeds has completed the signing of a research agreement with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (sede Amazonia, Leticia). The agreement allows for joint monitoring forest plots in south-east Colombia, some training activities, and future publications on the allometry, biomass, and dynamics of the forests of the region, and will run until at least 2012. Colombia holds about 6% of the remaining Amazon forests, including some of the wettest, remotest, and most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.