Diego Navarrete

Department: Geography
Research Centre/Unit: College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Project Summary

The aim of my research is to improve estimates of CO2 emissions under reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation​ initivative (REDD+) in Amazonian and Andean forests converted to pastures in Colombia, by establishing the pattern of carbon change over time after deforestation in below-ground biomass, soil and dead wood carbon pools for the period 1990 – 2010. The models of carbon loss derived from my research will contribute to strenghthen the REDD+ strategy of Colombia, to reduce the uncertainty in estimates of CO2 emissions from REDD+ projects developed in the country, and to improve the knowledge of carbon emissions from land-cover changes.

Supervisory Team

  • Prof. Stephen Sitch
  • ​Dr. Luiz Aragao
  • ​Dr. Lucio Pedroni

Authored Publications/Reports

Chave, J., D. Navarrete, S. Almeida, E. Álvarez, L.E.O.C. Aragão, J.S. Espejo, P. von Hildebrand, E. Jiménez, S. Patiño, M.-C. Peñuela, O. Phillips, P. Stevenson, P. Châtelet, Y. Malhi (2010) Regional and seasonal patterns of litterfall in tropical South America, Biogeosciences, 7, 43-55

Aragão, L.E.O.C., Y. Malhi, D.B. Metcalfe, J.E.S. Espejo, E. Jimenez, D. Navarrete, S. Almeida, A.C.L. Costa, N. Salinas, O.L. Phillips, L.O. Anderson, T. Baker, A.R. Dávila, P.H. Goncalvez, J.A.S. Junior, P. Meir, A. Monteagudo, J.H. Ovalle, A. Prieto, C.A. Quesada, A. Rudas, M.M. Solórzano, R. Vasquez (2009) Above- and below-ground net primary productivity across ten Amazonian forests on contrasting soils, Biogeosciences, 6, 2759-2778

Borchert. R, S. Renner, Z. Calle, D. Navarrete, A. Tye, L. Gautier, R. Spichinger & P. von Hildebrand (2005) Photoperiodic induction of synchronous flowering near the Ecuator, Nature, 433, 627-629

Asner, G.P., J.K. Clark, J. Mascaro, G.A. Galindo García, K.D. Chadwick, D.A. Navarrete-Encinales, G. Paez-Acosta, E. Cabrera Montenegro, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, Á. Duque, A. Balaji, P. von Hildebrand, L. Maatoug, J.F. Phillips Bernal, A.P. Yepes Quintero, D.E. Knapp, M.C. García Dávila, J. Jacobson, and M.F. Ordóñez (2012) High-resolution mapping of forest carbon stocks in the Colombian Amazon, Biogeosciences, 9, 2683-2696

Yepes-Quintero, A., A.J. Duque-Montoya, D. Navarrete-Encinales, J. Phillips-Bernal, E. Cabrera-Montenegro, A. Corrales-Osorio, E. Álvarez-Dávila, G. Galindo-García, M.C. García-Dávila, A. Idárraga & D. Vargas-Galvis (2011) Estimación de las reservas y pérdidas de carbono por deforestación en los bosques del Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia, Actualidades Biológicas, 33(95), 193-208

Eliana M. Jiménez, María Cristina Peñuela-Mora, Carlos A. Sierra, Jon Lloyd, Oliver L. Phillips, Flavio H. Moreno, Diego Navarrete, Adriana Prieto, Agustín Rudas, Esteban Álvarez, Carlos A. Quesada, Maria Angeles Grande-Ortíz, Antonio García-Abril and Sandra Patiño (16th September 2014) Edaphic controls on ecosystem-level carbon allocation in two contrasting Amazon forests, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 9/119, 1820-1830