The role of lianas for the carbon cycle in the tropical rainforests of the Congo basin

01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Climate change
    • Global ecology
    • Terrestrial ecology
    • Plant morphology, anatomy and physiology
    • Ecosystem services
    • Environmental management
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Environmental science and management not elsewhere classified
Congo basin Climatic change carbon cycle
Project description

This research project seeks to quantify the importance of lianas for the carbon cycle in the tropical rainforest of the Congo basin. The floristics and ecology of lianas will be characterized and their role in the carbon cycle determined in different forest ecotypes with contrasting abiotic environments. The resulting dataset will serve to validate a vegetation model.