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.
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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Dr Donna Hawthorne (University of St Andrews) explains the interest of the palaeo team’s expedition to the north of the Republic of the Congo, as they work to understand the history of the central Congo 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 seeks an enthusiastic MSc by Research student to work alongside the project team on rates of root growth (below ground fine root production) at our key field sites in the Republic of Congo.
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) …