Three of us (Emma, Raquel, Ian) will make it to the annual conference of the Ecological Society of Australia — to be held this year surrounded by beautiful desert on the outskirts of Alice Springs. Both Ian and Emma will be giving talks about our recent work on functional traits as drivers of field growth rates:
– Emma Gray. “Assimilation and allocation: explaining variation in plant growth rates using functional traits”. 3pm Thursday 2nd October (Plant Ecology open session 1).
– Ian Wright. “Plant functional traits and biomass allocation drive field growth rates in a NT savanna”. 5pm Thursday 2nd October (symposium: “Water, nutrient and carbon fluxes in Tropical savannas: from plots to ecosystems”).
Looks like there’ll be lots of great talks at the conference! The full program is here…