After our busy time in Romania, the ESRs have continued to travel. Anastasia Nikulina, Maria Antonia Serge and Elena Pearce met at the GEODE laboratory in Toulouse (France, L’Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, CNRS). Together with Florence Mazier they achieved fantastic progress with their collaborative research. In particular, they worked on their common papers about past vegetation changes and their drivers. We anticipate positive progress from this week and look forward to seeing their results!