The first day of the Tropical Forest Science meeting at the Royal Society together with Prince Charles' International Sustainability Unit. The meeting has lots of international scientists, and focuses on the big picture of which direction the science should go. Lots of excellent talks.
In the evening, after the dinner, I stay up until 2 am working on my speech for the next day and the St James's Palace Memorandum. Out of the window the landscape of central London beckons.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University