Nate is just back from wonderful and productive (despite appearances otherwise) trip to visit the godfather of ant community ecology in Europe, Xim Cerdá, along with Elena Angulo, Kate Parr, Raphael Boulay, and Chris Georgiadis.
We just had an exciting paper come out in Nature Communications which shows how biodiversity above and belowground and climate interact to influence ecosystem multifunctionality. The project arose from our great collaboration with some seriously talented and wonderful colleagues at Peking University.
We're also happy to have Paul CaraDonna here to start his NSF GROW fellowship.
Nate is back in Copenhagen to teach Climate Change and Biodiversity to an excited group of MSc students.
Chelsea is sampling trees all over Norway. Quentin and Nate are ensconced at RMBL working on the WSR project and other things. Israel is in the desert southwest climbing mountains and sampling biodiversity. And Lacy is finishing up a suite of papers on ant macrophysiology.
Here's a new paper led by Heloise Gibb and Kate Parr on how climate and disturbance interact to shape ant communities at global scales. More exciting papers on the way from this global collaboration.
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