This week the U.S.-based Baikal Dimensions team sat down for a Skype with a U.K.-based Baikal team to update each other on our respective projects, and look for areas where we can help each other and collaborate. Our first joint Bai-call! Many but not all of us met in-person last year at what we all thought might be Lake Baikal’s first tweet-up (or at least the first one at Bolshie Koty?)!
The U.S.-based team recently had a chance to coalesce a lot of our work at the in-person All Hands Meeting on the Dimensions project, so we turned on a firehose of information about our work from genomics to time series statistics, and then braced ourselves as they reciprocated – it was 90 minutes jam-packed with information, a great science exchange! As we all anticipated, it elicited a number of topics on which we will stay in touch – from nutrient-temperature-plankton relationships, to DOC-microbial dynamics, to the biogeochemistry of seal teeth!