We were delighted to attend the UK-Colombia Integration meeting in Bogota, which sought to enhance collaborations between the UK’s Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and Colombia’s Colciencias-funded projects.
During the meeting, POR EL Páramo project lead Prof Terry Dawson provided a quick summary of our research objective and the components of the project:
The 5-day event was extremely productive, allowing our members from both Colombia and the UK to meet and hone our research strategy.
A number of promising collaborations were discussed, and we look forward to sharing our data collection and knowledge with these other researchers.
The meeting addition provided the opportunity to visit the Chingaza Páramo and learn first-hand about the cultural history, ecosystem and pressures affecting the upland environment.
Research preparations are currently on-going and the team hopes to return to the Páramo early 2018.