Coming from the UK it was somewhat of a surprise for me to learn that I had to write a second thesis in order to formally supervise PhD students in France! This summer I finally decided that I would set
The EcoFun team invests Bordeaux Science Agro’s glasshouse this spring for an experiment investigating isotopic fractionation factors during root water uptake by Fagus sylvatica saplings. We took advantage of Julia Cook’s visit to show her the experiment and take a
Rossella Guerrieri a Marie Sklowdoski Curie fellow based at CREAF in Barcelona visits ECOFUN to give a great talk on the research she is conducting as part of her fellowship. The title of her talk was ‘Linking carbon, water and
Caroline Thaler from the Natural History Museum of France visited the ECOFUN team today to give a talk explaining the ‘vital effects’ that microbes and carbonic anhydrase have on the formation and stable isotope composition of carbonates.
After a fun year in Bordeaux on sabbatical Jason finally had to say goodbye and head back to Texas. Jason will be greatly missed for the laughter he brought to the lab and all the great discussions on stable isotopes
John Marshall from SLU in Sweden spends a few days in Bordeaux and visits the ECOFUN lab to discuss laser spectrometers and mesophyll conductance amongst other many other things. John has also sent us some lovely soils and moss from
After a busy week of interesting seminars and scientific discussions the team indulge in a little fine Bordelais dining on the Quais.
On Monday 11th July, Dr Koen Hufkens from Harvard University will visit the lab and present a seminar in the afternoon titled Vegetation phenology: from the arctic to the tropics. His presentation will be in english and take place in the Salle
Matthias visits the ECOFUN team to work on some global runs with his model MECBETH as part of the SOLCA project. Basically Jerome, Matthias and Thomas spent many hours together in a small room like this until they had produced
After an intense few days discussing soil microbial COS and CO18O exchange the ECOFUN team treat their guests to a night out in the beautiful Chartrons area of Bordeaux.