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Open for applications: CongoPeat Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow – Land Surface Modeller (deadline 8 June 2021)

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, wishes to recruit either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow to participate in the CongoPeat project, led by the University of Leeds and involving a number of leading experts from the UK, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo. CongoPeat is supported by a …

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Mapping the Congo Basin Peatlands

In February 2019, Dr Ian Davenport and Dr Iain McNicol, postdoctoral researchers at the University of Edinburgh, travelled to the Republic of Congo as part of the first CongoPeat field campaign. The aim was to fly a large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the Congo Basin to help determine how much carbon-rich peat exists below …

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CongoPeat field team explores new river system in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The hardcore CongoPeat roaming field team are exploring a new river system (Ruki, Busira) in the DRC, testing the accuracy of our peatland maps and new data. On 9 July scientists Bart Crezee and Dr Greta Dargie (University of Leeds), Professor Corneille Ewango and Joseph Kanyama (University of Kisangani), Dr Nick Girkin (University of Nottingham) …

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Fieldwork in pictures: Global Ecosystem Monitoring sites, Likouala, RoC

Taking dendrometer readings on high point of measurement (POM) trees
Camp at Raphia palm swamp
Village chief and field assistants Risha & Tresor, Ekolongouma
Field assistants Risha, Gi, Tresor & Misho & Technician Dafydd at terra firme plot
Field assistant Tresor and PhD student Wen measuring palm fronds for biomass growth