Congo

Sometimes, a picture reaches me that might not look too special at first, yet has major implications for scientific progress. This is one of them: a TMS4 mini-weather station in the midst of the rainforest of DR Congo!

It shows that we are keeping true to our promise to expand the global scope of the SoilTemp-network, in our struggle to represent microclimate in the whole world. A daunting task, especially in the tropics. But now, thanks to Matti Barthel and colleagues, we have more eyes and ears in DR Congo again, and our global map is again coloring a bit darker. It took us longer than hoped for (global pandemic, you know?) but persistence is key, and now the little mushrooms are brightening up the rainforest.

Fingers crossed the little things withstand the times.

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