Last week, I travelled to Barcelona to participate at the World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling (WCNRM) where I gave a talk about my past research in Norway regarding population dynamics of European lobster inside and outside MPAs and presented a poster about my current research on brown trout and the influence of individual traits on the post-release survival of juveniles after introduction into a natural stream.
During the conference, I reunited with old colleagues, met new people and listened to great speakers. The main topic was the management of natural resources with the aim to increase their resilience to anthropogenic change, resulting in a range of varied and interesting presentations, from how to manage fire-prone ecosystems to conserve endangered marsupials in Australia to how to improve winter survival of European honey-bee colonies affected by multiple stressors. Overall, a small-format international meeting with nice people sharing their research and ideas while enjoying summer time in Barcelona. Feels good!