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Africa underrepresented in biometeorology research


Only 15 African countries represented in flagship journal’s first 60 years, study finds

Africa is under-represented in biometeorology—the study of the interplay between atmospheric processes like weather and living organisms—according to a paper analysing publication trends in the field. 

The paper’s author is Jennifer Fitchett from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She counted the number of papers reporting on research “in or of” African countries in the International Journal of Biometeorology since its first issue in 1957. 

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