Report 1 from Woodstoich 2 in Japan

Posted by Jim:

Woodstoich 2 is now well underway here in Kawatabi, Japan.  All the participants arrived successfully to Sendai and we moved to the Kawatabi experimental farm.  After an opening session featuring the music of CSNY (“Woodstock”) and a slide show from Woodstoich 1 in Finse, the groups got right to work on their projects.  After a hard day’s work, we had a fun barbeque dinner (cooked our own food on hot plates on the tables) and then many of us headed off to a local onsen.

This morning began with an outstanding talk about nutritional geometry by David Raubenheimer and then the groups gave progress reports.  This afternoon the lazy guys (Elser, Urabe, Naeem, Raubenheimer) took a field trip to a local volcanic lake.  Meanwhile the groups continue to work at a feverish pace.

We also had great fun for a little while using the website translationparty.com.  Check it out!

Below are some pictures of participants.

Nate Morehouse & David Raubenheimer discussing Sex & Stoichiometry

Nate Morehouse & David Raubenheimer discussing Sex & Stoichiometry

Angelica, Anja, Michael, & Shahid having lunch

Angelica, Anja, Michael, & Shahid having lunch

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