For the past five years, scientists from Central and South America and the Caribbean have come to the University of Michigan Biological Station for a week-long workshop on "belowground carbon accounting." The value of these meetings is reflected in a paper, co-authored by workshop organizer and UMBS Assistant Research Scientist Lucas Nave, on networking international soil data.
The paper, which appears in Global Change Biology, complements a related study about the potentially mitigating effects of soil carbon. Together they show the importance of international soil conservation efforts.
You can read more about both papers and Nave's work here.