From 9-13 May, Bette spent one glorious week talking about seed dispersal at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center under the excellent leadership of a dynamic trio of young women scientists: Noelle Beckman (SESYNC), Clare Aslan NAU) and Haldre Rogers (Iowa State University).  This team had assembled a stellar cast of empirical, mathematical and theoretical biologists together to talk about knowledge gaps and how data can be integrated with theoretical predictions and novel analytical approaches to advance seed dispersal studies.  The group was wonderfully cohesive and numerous working groups were established that will continue on beyond this workshop.  Thanks to SESYNC and National Science Foundation for making this happen and the 30+ group of enthusiastic participants. For more about the workshop visit: