Cajas Mountains are focus of study of the carbon cycle impact in the Andes

The lakes of the Cajas National Park, located at elevations ranging from 3,000 to 4,700 meters in Ecuador’s Azuay province, are the scene of fieldwork carried out by the research project ECUAFLUX, an initiative to analyze the carbon cycle in the Andean basins of Ecuador and predict the impact of climate change on natural ecosystems. ECUAFLUX, a pioneering project in the Andean country, will study carbon flux and its relationship with vegetation, sun and water bodies in three experimental basins of Andean mountains. It will provide valuable information to improve water management in headwater catchments that supply the city of…

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