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 …

Workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6

This meeting was a combination of analysis of results from CMIP5 and looking forward to planning CMIP6, spanning all the range of CMIP activities, from sea ice to land use. It had a format I haven’t seen before, with each presenter having both a poster and a one minute ‘advertisement’ talk at the beginning for the two …

Jules meeting 2015

The defining aspect of the Jules meeting is the discussion: sometimes intense and often loud, there is a mix of mercy, generosity and harsh honesty that I feel is motivated by science and practicality rather than ego. I was kept busy catching up with people as ever, explaining what I’m working on now including a poster …

Project Management (in the real world)

Billed as a comprehensive introduction to planning and managing a research project as well as commercial projects, this seemed like a useful course in light of the project plans that I have been/am putting together. It covered a few days worth of course in a short day, which is exactly how I like courses – …