Dave and family have returned from a 6-month sabbatical in the lab of Dr. Tsunogai at Nagoya University.  It was an all-around great experience!  Dave had opportunity to give seminars and have discussions with scientists at multiple other institutions including the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Ecological Research, University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest, Hokkaido University, and JAMSTEC.  Dave also gave a talk on his work in Dr. Tsunogai’s lab at the joint JpGU-AGU conference.