Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory

We are an international consortium of researchers who study biogeochemical cycles in Tropical Africa with focus on the Congo Basin and the Great Lakes region.

We want to raise awareness for this understudied and yet critical region of Africa. 

Nutrient Cycling // Plant-Soil Dynamics // Biogeochemistry // Global Change



May 6, 2021

A portrait of Laurent Kidinda and his PhD project on soil organic carbon dynamics and microbial activity along geomorphic gradients in the Eastern Congo Basin published in the Congolese news.

March 18, 2021

New article published by Bagalwa et al. in Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment: Spatial and seasonal patterns of rainfall erosivity in the Lake Kivu region: Insights from a meteorological observatory network

January 28, 2021

New article published by Bauters et al. in Ecosystems: Soil Nutrient Depletion and Tree Functional Composition Shift Following Repeated Clearing in Secondary Forests of the Congo Basin

July 24, 2020

Du feu à l'eau: source and flux of dissolved black carbon from the Congo River: New article by Drake et al. published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

April 27, 2020

Century-long apparent decrease in intrinsic water-use efficiency with no evidence of progressive nutrient limitation in African tropical forest:  new article from Bauters et al. published in Global Change Biology

April 20, 2020

Seasonality, drivers, and isotopic composition of soil CO2 fluxes from tropical forests of the Congo Basin: article by Baumgartner et al. under review in Biogeosciences Discussions