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.

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June 15, 2022

​Young secondary forests of the Congo Basin have a conservative N cycle despite of hight atmospheric N depositions. This has been shown by a new study of Makelele. et al at Ghen University. 

January 17, 2022

A new article published by our observatory in Nature Communications shows extremely high methane emissions in flooded tropical forests of the Congo Basin whereas relatively low nitrous oxide emissions from all studied forests types were measured; which could be due to the direct conversion to N2.

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January 3, 2022

New global soil temperature maps were published containing data from our sensors in the Congo Basin.

October 28, 2021

Behind the paper - have a look behind the scenes of the publication on nitrous oxide emissions from forest soils of the Congo Basin by Gallarotti et al. on the Nature Microbiology community website.

October 27, 2021

Filling a continental gap: a soil infrared library for central Africa was published together with a regional prediction analysis facilitating soil analysis for the critical but understudied humid tropics of Africa.