The low volume of emails in my inbox indicates that summer holidays are approaching– time to think of buying your summer-reads. The financial times may help you make this choice a bit easier. They have compiled a list of science books that they consider worth reading. If you’re heading to the mountains and already thinking of those challenging uphills, check out this podcast by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA on the metabolic adaptation of Sherpas that allow them to take in more oxygen at high altitudes.
Myself, I am preparing for field work. This time, for the first time a bachelor summer student from my new University will join me. Over the next weeks I hope to inform you a bit more about my own work and the involvement of my student. Please also look in the InSite/Out for updates on the fantastic work of Stacey, Rob and Gesche.
In the light of the latest G20 discussions on fighting climate change, this recently accepted paper in Functional Ecology is definitively worth a read.
Last, just as a reminder there are only three weeks left to apply for the position as a senior editor at Functional Ecology.
Enjoy your week,
Bjorn Robroek is the blog editor for Functional Ecologists.