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Making Worlds: Natures, Technologies, and Futures 

 Monica Amador & Naomi Millner  The 23th and 24th of march 2022 saw the international seminar Making Worlds: Nature, Technologies, and Futures, take place in Bogota-Colombia. This seminar, organised by Naomi...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 13 June 2022


BioResilience Positive Impact in the Tropical Andean Forests of Colombia

Monica Amador-Jimenez & Naomi Millner  The positive impact of  BioResilience on the forest communities of the High Andes of Colombia  in Monquentiva and in the Tropical Andean Forest in Quinchas...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 31 May 2022


AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS

By: Julieth Serrano and Monica Amador   At the top of the mountains gathered more than 60 attendees including undergraduate and postgraduate students, senior researchers, and representatives from NERC and...

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Posted by J Serrano on 1 December 2021


BioResilience in the Public Hearing about Socio-Environmental Conflicts in Serrania de las Quinchas at the Senate of Colombia

M√≥nica Amador-Jim√©nez & Julieth Serrano   BioResilience scientists are committed to contributing to the conservation of Colombian Andean ecosystems through inclusive environmental governance and rigorous interdisciplinary science. M√≥nica Amador-Jim√©nez and...

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Posted by J Serrano on 28 May 2021


Translating P√°ramo: Historical and Scientific Practices Making P√°ramos in the Eastern Andes of Colombia.

Mónica Amador-Jiménez & Daniel Tarazona Páramos are high-altitude ecosystems typical of the Neotropics. In the Andes, they are located above the Andean forest strip (Rangel-Ch, 2000) at altitudes between 3400...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 3 May 2021


Commoning to face COVID19, the experience of the Monquentiva P√°ramo Community

Mónica Amador Research Associate, University of Bristol In this blog, we are going to talk about how the inhabitants of the high Andean forests in the eastern mountain range of...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 30 September 2020


A MONTH OF AWESOMENESS

by Ismael Garc√≠a Espinoza, MSc student in Geography, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogot√° (Comments: Dunia H. Urrego)   It is an exciting ‚ÄĒand strange‚ÄĒ thing to arrive, for the...

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Posted by jf567 on 16 July 2020


Covid19 in the Inter-Andean Forests of Colombia

Mónica Amador-Jiménez and Naomi Millner In this blog post, we want to zoom in on the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions have had on forests and...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 5 June 2020


PAGES will support the ‚ÄúEnvironmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes Workshop‚ÄĚ, Bogot√°-Colombia.

Coordinators: Dr Felipe Franco-Gaviria, University of Exeter and Dr Mónica Amador-Jiménez, University of Bristol                          Disciplines: This workshop addresses the issues related to past environmental change and their effects on socio-ecological...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 28 May 2020


Efforts to Promote Environmental Governance in Serranía de las Quinchas

Camilo Altamar Giraldo, Master Student Universidad de Manizales and M√≥nica Amador, University of Bristol ¬†(Translation and comments: Juan Ria√Īo and Naomi Millner) Environmental governance is a central element of socio-ecological...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 5 May 2020


Developing an animation to communicate science in Colombia

Researchers from the Colombia BioResilience project have been working with an artist/writer to develop an animation that communicates information about the physical and social science from the BioResilience project and...

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Posted by Mark on 4 May 2020


The return of the Paujil to the Serranía de las Quinchas

Mónica Amador-Jiménez, University of Bristol According to Colombian scientists, there are approximately only 2500 individuals left of the endemic bird species Paujil, and the primary threats against the Blue-billed Curassow,...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 25 March 2020


From the Amazon in Brazil, to the Serranía de las Quinchas in Colombia: Why we should stop blaming deforestation to impoverished rural communities.

By: Juan Felipe Ria√Īo Landazabal, Master Student Universidad Javeriana In 2019, daunting¬†photos of a fire-consumed Amazon made the frontpage[1] on the world‚Äôs top newspapers[2]. The fires triggered global concerns about...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 6 March 2020


Serranía de las Quinchas: Indigenous Embera and Spirits Entangled

  M√≥nica Amador-Jim√©nez, University of Bristol Travelling from Puerto Boyac√° to the Serran√≠a de las Quinchas Regional Park, about halfway to las Quinchas you arrive at a farm called ‚ÄúTriple...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 31 January 2020


Women of the Serranía de las Quinchas: Gender, Mujeres and Environment

Mónica Amador-Jiménez, University of Bristol There is a current within environmental feminism theory and practice that suggests that women are more willing or even naturally sensitive to environmental problems since...

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Posted by Mónica Amador-Jiménez on 31 January 2020


Science and storytelling: Glacier Shallap ‚Äď Or the Sad Tale of a Dying Glacier

What happens when climate science merges with storytelling? A recent film from the Trans.MISSION series¬†that has just launched online,¬†Glacier Shallap ‚Äď Or the Sad Tale of a Dying Glacier, explores...

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Posted by Mark on 20 December 2019


Puerto Boyac√°: Women, Politics and Environment.

by  Mónica Amador-Jiménez On October 10th 2019 the BioResilience Project organized a roundtable on Women, Politics and Environment in the municipality of Puerto Boyacá. For the first time during the campaign...

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Posted by naomimillner on 31 October 2019


Serranía de las Quinchas: Introducing our fieldsites

  By Monica Amador, with Naomi Millner ¬† Parque Natural Regional Serrania de las Quinchas Corregimiento of Puerto Pinz√≥n and Caserio La Arenosa – Puerto Boyac√°-Boyac√° Type of forest: Humid...

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Posted by naomimillner on 2 October 2019


P√°ramo de Monquentiva: Introducing the field sites from the SocioCultural Component

By Monica Amador, with Naomi Millner   Parque Natural Regional Vista Hermosa de Monquentiva Vereda Monquentiva РGuatavita   Type of forest: Paramo and High Andean Mountains Inhabitants: 200 approximately...

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Posted by naomimillner on 27 September 2019


Recovering long-term vegetation and environmental records in Andean ecosystems of Colombia

In June 2019, the BioResilience project palaeoecology team visited and sampled lakes from contrasting regions in terms of natural ecosystems and cultures. We crossed the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia from...

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Posted by jf567 on 12 September 2019


Evaluating the resilience of soils in Andean ecosystems

The BioResilience soil field team is currently led by Dr Carmen Montes, Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia UNAD de Colombia, in collaboration with Dr Julieth Serrano and Dr Ted Feldpausch...

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Posted by Mark on 10 September 2019


A sacred lake, a swamp, and their forest

In the high Andean forests around ‚ÄúPantano de Martos‚ÄĚ (Swamp of Martos), in Colombia, the BioResilience‚Äôs ecology team gathered in the field to measure forest diversity and the response of...

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Posted by J Serrano on 30 August 2019


Disonancia Sugerida, experimento artístico en el espacio intermedio

Suggested Dissonance is an invitation to an artistic research process by sharing cross-sectional narratives to questions and encounters. This path will take us through the forest, the relational, the interdisciplinary,...

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Posted by seilafdza on 20 July 2019


Collaboration with San Bartolomé School

San Bartolomé is the oldest school in Bogotá which laid the first stone to the later universities such as Universidad Nacional and Javeriana. Dr. Dunia Urrego suggested this school as...

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Posted by seilafdza on 10 July 2019


Presentation, deep mapping

I was asked to present a ‚Äúwork in progress‚ÄĚ intervention in the Social Sciences team meeting at the Instituto Humboldt. This presentation was included in the section‚ÄúKnowledge systems‚ÄĚ.¬† For this...

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Posted by seilafdza on 1 July 2019


BioResilience illustration

As one of the BioResilience aims to bring together science with the arts and humanities, David Leon from Colombia, developed an illustration for the BioResilience.

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Posted by Mark on 16 June 2019


Visit to Monquentiva

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Posted by seilafdza on 15 June 2019


Process from Instituto Humboldt

The project allowed me to be based at Instituto Humboldt in Bogotá while undertaking the three months placement. I  joined the work dynamic at the department of Social Sciences in...

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Posted by seilafdza on 20 May 2019


Resilience workshop

This workshop was facilitated by Olga Lucia Hernandez and Seila Fernández Arconada with a number of previous discussions between Mónica Amador, Olga Lucia Hernández, Alejandra Osejo y Seila Fernández Arconada...

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Posted by seilafdza on 18 May 2019


Meeting the research components

First virtual meetings are already taking place. The aim is to understand all components of the team looking for ways to integrate and generate spaces in between disciplines.  How can...

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Posted by seilafdza on 10 May 2019


The importance of tropical dry forests

The BioResilience project works across a gradient of forest types in Colombia, ranging from wet to dry forests, and representing structurally intact, degraded forests, and silvopastural systems. This film provides...

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Posted by Mark on 7 May 2019


Artist in residence, Seila Fern√°ndez Arconada

Seila Fern√°ndez Arconada will be undertaking an artist placement at the project BioResilience Colombia during a 3 months period between the 2nd of May and the 28th of July in...

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Posted by seilafdza on 3 May 2019


BioResilience Colombia pre-fieldwork trip

Team members from the BioResilience project conducted a preliminary scouting trip to sites in Boyaca and Cundinamarca, marking the beginning of the three-year project.

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Posted by Mark on 27 November 2018