Franklin Marín

Franklin Marín
University of Cuenca | UC · Departamento de Recursos Hídricos y Ciencias Ambientales

Master of Science

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Andean ecosystems provide important ecosystem services including streamflow regulation and carbon sequestration, services that are controlled by the water retention properties of the soils. Even though these soils have been historically altered by pine afforestation and grazing, little research has been dedicated to the assessment of such impacts a...
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In Ecuador, montane forest and páramo ecosystems in the Andean region are essential from an environmental and socio-economic perspective; due to they provide a number of environmental services including the hydrological ones. These services are largely provided by the particular properties of their soils. However, the soils have been affected by se...
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RESUMEN DE INVESTIGACIÓN: El presente resumen ejecutivo ha sido desarrollado en base al documento "Servicios ecosistémicos hídricos de los pajonales altoandinos: ¿Qué sabemos?" (Mosquera et al., 2022). Este documento presenta los principales resultados de una revisión sistemática de literatura sobre el funcionamiento hidrológico de los pajonales al...
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Este documento presenta los principales resultados de una revisión sistemática de literatura relativa al funcionamiento hidrológico de los pajonales altoandinos en los Andes tropicales, así como de los impactos del cambio de uso del suelo y los efectos de las prácticas de restauración en dicho funcionamiento. La síntesis y evaluación de información...
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High-elevation grasslands worldwide provide essential hydrological services including water provision, flow regulation, and erosion control. Despite their importance, hydrological research of grasslands in montane regions is usually scarce and disperse, limiting the capacity to improve water resource management. We present a systematic literature r...
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Accurate determination of the water retention curve (WRC) of a soil is essential for the understanding and modelling of the subsurface hydrological, ecological, and biogeochemical processes. Volcanic ash soils with andic properties (Andosols) are recognized as important providers of ecological and hydrological services in mountainous regions worldw...
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Many forests restoration programs and efforts depend on seeds. Particularly in the Andes, further information regarding seed germination requirements and seed storage behavior is necessary. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of storage conditions on the germination percentage, the viability and the coefficient of velocity of germinat...
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The study of the environmental factors that control evapotranspiration and the components of evapotranspiration leads to a better understanding of the actual evapotranspiration (ET) process that links the functioning of the soil, water and atmosphere. It also improves local, regional and global ET modelling. Globally, few studies so far focussed on...
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During the 1980s, reforestation programs using exotic species (Pinus spp.) were established in the páramo ecosystem of Ecuador. The aims of this study were: (1) to compare the natural regeneration between pine plantations (Pi) and natural grassland (NG) across an elevational gradient and (2) to identify the attributes of Pi and soil properties that...

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The main goal of the proposed project 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 main research objectives include evaluating 1) the capacity of reforested areas to recover diversity and ecosystem functioning through reforestation in comparison with natural forests, and 2) how human pressures affect natural forests and reforested areas. Moreover, the sites will be used to develop interdisciplinary research of Ecuadorian and Belgian scientists, and to train undergraduate, MSc and PhD students. The project will enhance the scientific capacity on the areas of biodiversity and ecosystem modelling; and will produce web based tools useful for forest conservation and reforestation practitioners, which can contribute to enhance the socio-economic situation of local landowners.