I survived the back to back conferences of CSEE and NACCB! And manged to enjoy every moment, thanks to the super high caliber of presentations!
I met so many new people, and reconnected with old friends. I was really impressed with all the eDNA studies are going. Folks are doing great work with ground truthing methods and sorting out issues with biases in sampling and detection caused by conditions, time of year etc etc.
I really enjoyed the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution meeting this year in Guelph, Ontario!
The session I enjoyed the most was the symposium on Genetic Estimates of Population Size. There are so many neat developments to keep an eye on!
It was great to have such a large contingent from Queen's University, and many members of the Lougheed Lab attend.