UNC PhD Student Leads Carbon/Heating Project In Andes Mountains

Kriddie Whitmore, University North Carolina PhD student, is running the second season of UNC-Chapel Hill geographer Diego Riveros-Iregui’s project in the Ecuadorian páramo — an exotic area of the planet that happens to contain more carbon in the soil per unit area than almost any other ecosystem in the world. Riveros-Iregui’s thesis is the carbon that’s normally preserved here because of colder weather will start to release, further heating the planet. 

And Whitmore is managing the project.