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



March 04, 2020

Alerte/La séquestration de carbone a atteint un pic dans les forêts tropicales en Afrique et en Amazonie: An article in Le Potentiel

March 04, 2020

Asynchronous carbon sink saturation in African and Amazonian tropical forests: New publication in nature

January 02, 2020

Environmental research in the heart of Africa: The Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory; A profile paper published in Open Access Government

November 04, 2019

Land‐use controls on carbon biogeochemistry in lowland streams of the Congo Basin: New paper in Global Change Biology

October 11, 2019

The website of CAFRINAT (Centre of Excellence for the African Great Lakes' Natural Capital) is launched

August 12, 2019

Understanding carbon cycling in tropical soil systems: New publication in EU Research (SUM19/P37)

July 12, 2019

Mobilization of aged and biolabile soil carbon by tropical deforestation: New paper in Nature Geoscience

May 2, 2019

Matti Barthel got an award for one of his DRC photographs by SNF