Directorate Taxonomy and Phylogeny


The COBAFISH project proposes a study of biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics of the Congo River basin and its tributariesbased on a multidisciplinary approach gathering past and new  relevant data series from biology, ecology and biogeochemistry. The project aims at resulting in a better understanding of  interactions between (botanical and zoological) biodiversity and the functioning of the Congo River ecosystem, which are the  basis for future studies on ecosystem services in thecontext of  environmental and climate change. The results of this proposal  will yield valuable baseline datathat will enable future studies on the impact of human-induced changes (including climate  changes) on loss of biodiversity. Finally, the proposal explicitly builds onlocal scientific expertise to carry out the proposed research project.
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Université de Liège
Nationale Plantentuin Meise
, Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika Tervuren
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