Consider a geodesic lamination $\Lambda$`of a closed hyperbolic surface $S$ of genus $g$, and take a globally transverse closed curve $I$. The lamination induces a return map $R_{\Lambda}: I \to I$, which is an interval exchange transformation (IET). We need to find an upper bound for the amount of ergodic measures that exist for $R_{\Lambda}$, by some function of $g$.

We firmly believe the answer for this question to be affirmative and we think the desired function should be linear with $g$, but we also think that the answer could be found in the existent literature.

Can anybody throw some light for the (non?)-existence of such a bound?

Thanks in advance!

**What we already searched.**

-- Interval exchange transofrmations. We found here that the amount of ergodic measures an IET can have, is bounded by the minimal amount of intervals needed to express such map.
There are works of Veech, Viana, Yoccoz, Masur, which give extensive explanations about IETs. In particular, Veech, Viana, Yoccoz, talk about the *zippered rectangle* construction, in which they realise interval exchange transformations as the return map of a singular foliation in what they call *translation surfaces*. For this particular example they find explicit results for the genus of the surface, but we do not know if there is a different construction that yields different surfaces for the same return map.

-- Trichotomy Geod. Laminations- Sing. Foliations - Train Tracks: Calegari talks about this trichotomy in his book *Foliations and the geometry of 3-manifolds*, and Erlandsson and Souto relate geodesic lamniations to weighted train tracks in *Mirzakhani's Curve Counting and Geodesic Currents*. But none of them relate them to interval exchange transformations.

-- Katok and other mathematicians discuss the amount of ergodic measures for certain singular foliations in surfaces, but again there are some pieces missing in order to obtain what we need.