After the conference in Honolulu around 15 of us attended a workshop in Hilo on the Big Island, focussed on progress on our work from the Andes transect in Peru. This is one of a series of workshops we have been holding every other year or so, a chance to get together and brainstorm science from this immensely productive project. In particular we are at a critical stage in analysis of our traits data from the CHAMBASA project, with a large number of papers due for late this year. We were hosted by Greg Asner and Robin Martin for the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University