Bridging the gap between theory and practice in mycorrhizal management (Extended)
- Jason D. Hoeksema
- Nancy C. Johnson
- James A. Umbanhowar
|Working Group||18th—23rd April 2007||Participant List|
We are hoping that NCEAS would consider extending our working group. We feel strongly that if given the opportunity, we would continue to be productive through three additional working group meetings. Our next meeting (the 4th overall, proposed for January, 2007) would focus on Activity 6 above: 1) Conducting and interpreting initial meta-analyses, 2) modifying aspects of the data-base to facilitate further analyses, and 3) adding more data in areas of weakness in the database. That meeting would also allow follow-up work on the three outstanding manuscripts we will have at that point (from Activities 2-5 above), as needed. Specifically, the goal would be to generate a draft of the manuscript from Activity 5, and to finish revisions of the manuscripts from Activities 3 & 4 if needed. The final two meetings (October, 2007 and January, 2008) would then be focused on final meta-analyses and writing manuscripts from those (Activity 6), including papers for scientific audiences and also for practitioners of mycorrhizal management, and on finishing the manuscript from Activity 5. Throughout the next three meetings, we would also appreciate the opportunity to work with the staff at NCEAS to adapt our database model into a more general format, and to tailor the Engauge digitizer program, as described above.