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CongoPeat@COP27

Prof Simon Lewis (CongoPeat Lead Scientist / University of Leeds & UCL) and CongoPeat colleagues are speaking at the following events:

Call for abstracts

The EGU23 call for abstracts for the session Tropical Peatlands: Past, Present, Uncertain Future is awaiting your contribution! The conference will take place in Vienna, Austria and online from 23-28 April 2023. It is open to scientists of all nations. The session convenors are Professor Simon Lewis, Dr Greta Dargie, Dr Euridice Honorio Coronado and Professor Susan Page.

Jean-Marie Moutsamboté

The CongoPeat network is sad to learn of the death of Professor Jean-Marie Moutsamboté on the 3rd of September, 2022. Professor Moutsamboté was the Republic of the Congo’s most highly regarded botanist, and one of the few people to study the plants of the Cuvette Centrale peatlands.

Video: Exploring the Central Congo Basin Peatlands

Just released: video preview for our COP26 event Climb onboard with the CongoPeat expedition teams to see the unique value of the peatlands in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Link to video: https://youtu.be/44mtN3IJ46U For more information, join our COP26 event and drinks reception. Read the COP26 briefing from …

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Video: CongoPeat at Peat-Fest 2021

At Peat-Fest on 29 May 2021, CongoPeat Early Career Researchers gave a video introduction to CongoPeat, the central Congo Basin peatlands and the ECRs behind the science.