Late Lunch Talk: How to talk about complex fish models to diverse audiences
Late Lunch Talk by Chloé Nater, CEES (UiO)
Accounting for individual differences linked to continuous traits such as body size can be crucial when modelling population dynamics. This is particularly the case in harvested populations where mortality due to fishing or hunting may target individuals of various body sizes very differently than natural selection does. This talk is about using mark-recapture-recovery data to estimate the separate impacts of body size on harvest- and background mortality of brown trout, and how to use mortality hazard rates to facilitate inference. More than that, however, this talk is about telling a story about the lives and deaths of iconic, large-sized Norwegian trout to a diverse audience that is meant to engage a wide variety of people with different academic and non-academic backgrounds.
This is a practice talk with the goal of receiving feedback on slides and presentation, with particular focus on communicating science as accessible and broadly interesting as possible.