Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Nature publishes and features Liming Zhou’s latest research on Congo rainforest







Potential Impacts of Long-term Drought on Congo Rainforest


Prof. Liming Zhou led a large, interdisciplinary and international research team to examine drought impacts on tropical rainforest. They find a widespread decline in vegetation greenness and water content in the Congolese rainforest in the past 10-13 years and this large-scale browning is attributed, at least partially, to the long-term drying trend observed in central Africa.


This study titled “'Widespread decline of Congo rainforest greenness in the past decade” was published online at Nature’s website. It has been featured in this week’s press release for Nature. Nature also has a NEWS&VIEW paper particularly for Liming’s study.


Find more information about this study at Prof. Zhou’s website.