The first meeting was my PhD commitee with my PhD advisors.
One year after the beginning of my PhD, this meeting is intended to talk about the progress,
identify the weaknesses and discuss about the program for the following year.
Principal advice (useful for me but every student in general) - don't neglect the reading of papers and books...
With all the other tasks (fieldwork, logistics...), it can be easily set aside.
The second meeting was a brain huddle - a sort of brainstorming.
With colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology,
we discussed about the data from the automated balance systems I have installed in Panama.
The discussions helped me to get interesting tips about the way to look at my data and extract the essential information.
In the next weeks, I will try and move forward with these automated analyses
To finish, the third meeting was about the tracking session that will occur in Spring 2013.
This fieldwork session will combine tracking of Molossus molossus and Uroderma bilobatum
to understand the social foraging of these two species. The meeting was intended to talk about
the methods and logistics. A blogpost (at least) about that next Spring :).