Global methane budgets suffer from a lack of field studies in African forests, but new research sheds light on methane emissions and uptake from upland forests in the Congo Basin.
The forest’s dry season has been starting earlier and ending later for decades, making parts of it vulnerable to incursions by drought-resistant ecosystems.
Forest elephants are the “gardeners of the Congo.” How might their dwindling population affect carbon storage in the world’s second-largest tropical forest?
Every second, the Congo sends millions of gallons of freshwater deep into the Atlantic, influencing marine plants and wildlife.
Overcoming barriers to broaden scientific discovery in the Congo