It has been a while, but we are still alive and active.
We have finally succeeded in publishing our first peer-reviewed paper on the importance of soil protists which was published in Soil Biology and Biochemistry!
47 of soil protistologists have compiled an important opinion paper that integrates major fields of soil protistology and highlight 30 questions that are of key priority for future research. Check it out, especially the discrepancies between work on protists and other microbes in soils!
Furthermore, we have setup a researchgate group to share the work with other scientists.
Last, we are now tightly linked to UniEuk, a global initiative aiming at providing a taxonomic framework to better study the diversity of protists.
More to come, stay tuned!
More info here http://onlinereg.ru/protist-2016
Despite being the last day, after a long conference dinner evening and two other parallel sessions, many participants appeared to out session.
Edward Mitchell (introductory talk), Sina Adl (functions of soil protists), Anna Maria Fiore-Donno (method comparison to study soil protists), David Bass (immense diversity of unknown soil protists), Stefan Geisen and Enrique Lara (wrapup and addons) contributed to a very nice session and gave a great overview on soil protists.
Several very nice talks about soil testate amoebae but also on myxomycetes; additionally, several posters on diverse soil protist groups.
Also some joint activities in the evening