Fisheries modelling by David Die

The main part of Dr David Die's intervention was about fisheries and how modelling can help sustain this business. He introduced us to the different types of institutions that prepare scientific reports to guide politicians in their decisions. He also gave us clues to answer the huge mystery: how can scientists predict the maximum stock that fishermen should catch to have a profitable and sustainable fishery.

Here are some comments from students who followed his lectures:

"Very interesting teacher, really interesting lectures about tuna fisheries and the challenge to deal with over fishing. To have lecture from an external professor was an unique and amazing opportunity that ended in a great success. The only regrettable fact of this experience is that it was a little bit short to share knowledge in its entirety." Kento

"It was really fascinating to know how fisheries quotas are being calculated. Nice to see how model can be applied it several types of work. "Adrian

"It was a nice change from phytoplankton and zooplankton. He was a very enthusiastic professor and I really enjoyed his lectures. It would have been nice to work on Matlab or to do something with Leslie matrices." Molly

"It was really interesting to have courses about top predators and also show the aim of modelling for management and conservation. I agree with Molly he was a very nice professor, social, close to us who really wanted to show us what his job is and issues he can has in a field like fishery management." Julie D.

"The lectures were really interesting. The topic presented and the way the teacher explained them stirred up my curiosity all the time. It was a pleasure meet a person with such experience and very open towards the student." Chiara

"The world is running around a model and he is the King of applied modelling. Fisheries need scientific modellers to take the power back! We trust in the power of the models, we trust in fisheries, we trust in David Die!" Anonymous

"Really interesting lecture about population dynamics of marine fishes. It will be particularly useful to know how modelling can help to manage fisheries. David Die was very enthusiastic to share his knowledge with us and we learn a lot from his experience". Julie B.

Here are a few pictures of David "in action" and with the students on the "promenade des professeurs" (yes, professors have their own promenade in Villefranche!).

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