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.
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.
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.
October 15, 2021
In highly weathered soils of the Congo Basin, Bukombe et al. found that parent material had a large impact on soil chemistry, which further controlled microbial and carbon dynamics.