- A sense of anticipation surrounded this symposium, which was quickly fully subscribed!
#39NPS Session 1: Trait relationships to plant and ecosystem function
- Peter Reich (University of Minnesota) set the stage by quickly asking a fundamental question that would make several reappearances over the course of the meeting.
- New Phytologist Editor Belinda Medlyn (University of Western Sydney) was excited to be given the second slot - apparently an unusual occurrence for ecosystem modellers!
- Medlyn quickly returned to the definition of a trait...