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

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

January 02, 2020

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

November 04, 2019

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

October 11, 2019

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

August 12, 2019

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

July 12, 2019

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

May 2, 2019

AGU’s 2018 Congo Basin Chapman Conference presentation videos now online

January 25, 2019

CongoFlux project is now on Instagram

January 24, 2019

Contrasting nitrogen fluxes in African tropical forests of the Congo Basin: New paper in Ecological Monographs

January 7, 2019

Enhancing Resilience in Food Systems: Project Newsletter

December 12, 2018