Earlier this month, PhD student Neil Fredrick and I were in China for a meeting on our Lake Taihu project. The picture below is me standing on the dock at the Taihu Laboratory for Lake Ecosystem Research (TLLER) during a bloom. Despite the rather challenging conditions (107dF & high humidity), the trip was enjoyable and very productive. Specifically, we connected with a hydrodynamic modeler (Li Wei) and started combining her hydrodynamic model with Neil’s N cycle model. This will allow us to predict spatial patterns in the N cycle processes.