Eddy covariance-based full greenhouse gas balance of a mixed evergreen tropical forest in the Congo basin

Date
October 2020 to September 2025
Keywords
greenhouse gas balance
eddy covariance
mixed evergreen forest
Congo basin
Institutions
Regional Post-graduate Training School of Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands (ERAIFT) (Congo-Kinshasa)
Research fields
Earth and Environmental Sciences

This research addresses for the first time the full greenhouse gas balance of a typical tropical forest of the Congo basin. This fills a knowledge gap on the function of forest ecosystems for global biogeochemical cycles and climate change mitigation. The eddy covariance technique is used quantify whole ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gas fluxes.