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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.

We want to raise awareness for this understudied and yet critical region of Africa. 

Nutrient Cycling // Plant-Soil Dynamics // Biogeochemistry // Global Change

Forest ecology
Landscape dynamics


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.

August 3, 2021

A case study was published by SonTek about their instruments used for discharge  measurements of the Ruki river.

June 9, 2021

Rice production for improving food security while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing deforestation in the wetlands of the Equateur province - an inside look at the Woodwell Climate Research Center project.

May 25, 2021

A study of Gallarotti et al. on N2O  fluxes in lowland and montane forests of the Congo Basin was published in the ISME journal.

May 6, 2021

A portrait of Laurent Kidinda and his PhD project on soil organic carbon dynamics and microbial activity along geomorphic gradients in the Eastern Congo Basin published in the Congolese news.

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