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Scientific expedition to volcanic caves in a Darwinian island

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Summary

Scientific expedition to volcanic caves in a 'Darwinian' island to collect data to test the effects of altitude and climate on the dynamics of the decomposition of organic matter above and below the ground. It will provide the first comparative data for how organic matter is decomposed, and about the differences between this natural process on surface and below the ground (in caves). Moreover, this project will contribute to the common metric for studying decomposition, and carbon dynamics and storage in the globe, a fundamental biological process vital to all kinds of life on Earth.