Monitoring stations in the peatlands

The first boat went off this morning down the Ubango River, with all the kit to begin setting up three monitoring stations in the peatlands to track carbon flows from atmosphere to vegetation to peat and back again. This will allow us to calibrate and refine a model of peatland development, so that we can run future scenarios.

How will the world’s largest tropical peatland complex respond to future climate change? Is there a tipping point when it starts emitting carbon?