King's College, London

Critical Zone Hydrology Group



Global change impacts

Permafrost hydrology
Flood forecasting
Cloud forest hydrology
Tropical deforestation

Sustainable aquifer use



Valorisation and services

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Water use across a land-cover change trajectory of grazing pasure to Pinus patula plantations in the seasonal cloud belt of Veracruz State, Eastern Mexico

Researcher: Maria Susana Alvarado Barrientos
Current affiliation: Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City
Former affiliation: Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA



Duration: 2009-2013
Funding: National Science Foundation of the U.S.; University of New Hampshire

Key research questions / background

To restore the hydrological services attributed to montane (cloud) forests, reforestation of cleared and degraded lands is being promoted, often within the context of payments for environmental services (PES) schemes. In Mexico, a number of PES schemes have been implemented without the required ecohydrological information to ensure the expected goals of reforestation and forest restoration will be achieved. The present research aims to answer the following questions with respect to the impacts of planting fast-growing Pinus patulatrees on (degraded) pasture land in the fog belt of eastern Mexico:

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