Towards quantitative understanding and modelling of the global terrestrial N cycle

This was three days of workshop with some of the most interesting and informed people about Nitrogen – I learned a huge amount! Hosted by Beni Stocker and Colin Prentice, there was just a few global modellers – myself, Andy Wiltshire, Beni and Sonke Zaehle. The benefit for me, of course, was that so many people who did measurement work, could really talk about the nitty gritty of the real world, which is so difficult to get into our models in a meaningful way.

Beni has written up a summary of the meeting for New Phytologist, which gives a flavour of the breadth and depth of our discussions, but isn’t as fun as the science discussions we had over dinner. 🙂