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2013 Meeting Highlights

Thirty members (PIs, grad students and post-docs) from 19 institutions, representing 25 sites across 10 countries attended the workshop, including from newly established sites in Argentina, Ecuador, Florida, and Portugal.

The formal agenda was kept to a minimum but included:

  • E. Borer presented “The state of the Network” and the state of Nutrient Network science. [ppt below]
  • E. Lind summarized the state of the data including new datasets [pdf below]
  • A science "lightning round" where PIs leading manuscripts could quickly summarize their progress and most recent findings [pdf below]
  • The 2013 Nutrient Network Business Meeting [pdf] was held, covering topics from the NutNet self-survey results, to the latest on authorship, to possibilities for future NutNet experiments.

The focus of the workshop was on making progress on manuscripts including:

  • contingency in global invasions

  • nutrient effects on productivity and niche dimensionality

  • top-down bottom-up experimental results

  • compositional change (beta-diversity)

  • global grassland soil nutrient and structure profiles

  • stability and functionality

  • functional group responses to eutrophication

  • influence of grazing and agricultural site history

  • ... and more!