Last week I attended a workshop in Bangalore on building forest research networks in India. There is a large amount in impressive forest-related research in India, which could benefit from consolidation and also plugging into global research networks. I was impressed by the positive, collaborative mood of the workshop and the generation of a clear plan to move forward. The meeting was sponsored by the UK-India Education Research Initiative of the British Council, and organised by Swapna Neebali, Jayashree Ratnam and Toby Marthews.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University