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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.

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.

October 11, 2021

New article on mapping canopy heights in the dense tropical forests of the Congo basin using Low-Cost UAV-Derived Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Machine Learning Approaches published by Zhang et al. in Remote Sensing.

August 26, 2021

A new CBO-led study that found that high phosphorus in African tropical forests is sourced from fires and scales with canopy complexity. These results highlight how older and more complex forests have higher surface areas for dry deposition to settle onto and thus trap more phosphorus.

August 18, 2021

The open access database TropSOC Database v1.0 including spatial and temporal explicit data on soil, vegetation, environmental properties and land management in the Eastern Congo Basin and the East African Rift Valley System is ready for download.

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