The last week of September was lighted up by the 3-days training school on “Assessing multi-taxon diversity in forest ecosystems” held in the beautiful city of Arezzo. As a newbie PhD candidate, I thought it was the right start for my (probably long) path into understanding and hopefully surviving the daily problems of managing heterogeneous data. The training school was overall focused on bridging the gap between theory and practice by discussing the statistical problems when approaching multi-taxon data and giving practical tools to manage this kind of data when dealing with biodiversity observations.
Researchers from 15 European forestry experiments hold a common brainstorming – at long last, face-to-face after the COVID-19
The Experiment Working Group of the BOTTOMS-UP Action began its work two years ago, however, because of the pandemic we could not organize any live meeting until this October. There were some uncertainties around the organization of this meeting, too, but finally we could do it.