We have just an intensive workshop of our CHAMBASA project, a busy but productive week focussed on really getting to grips with the data we had collected in Peru in 2013 , looking at the relationships between leaf properties, forest plot properties and landscapes along our transect in Peru, combining field data, theory and aircraft to tackle this question. Guests from far way included Brian Enquist from Arizona, and Greg Asner and Robin Martin from California. A real highlight was the inauguration and revelation of our database, which has been a huge amount of work.
Looking ahead, we have a follow-up in Hawaii in July, on a path to produce a special issue of papers later in the year.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University