Savanna science in South Africa!
Greetings from 30,000 feet! Justin Dohn and I are currently on our way to Kruger National Park in South Africa to attend the 10th Annual Savanna Science Network Meeting. Going to conferences and meetings is one of the great perks of being a scientist. We get to go to interesting places and hear about exciting research that is currently in progress. Most of the time we read published journal articles to learn about the newest scientific findings. The cool thing about conferences is that people are presenting work that is (usually) not complete, so there is ample room for speculation, encouragement, and criticism – all things that drive science into the future. It is also a great chance to meet other people that are interested in similar topics and form potential collaborations.