In case anyone is interested, here are the slides from my talk at the recent ESA meeting (2 MB .ppt file).
In an attempt to provide some value-added, in the “notes” view you’ll find not only the text of my talk (I write my talks almost word-for-word), but comments on how I put the talk together. How I decided what material to include and what to leave out, why I designed my slides the way I did, and more. Including how my main result came to be called a “hydra effect” (short version: it was Chris Klausmeier’s idea, not mine). Not that this was necessarily the most super-awesome talk, or an especially difficult talk to put together. But I figure new students in particular might be interested in seeing some of what goes on “behind the scenes” in the construction of a short scientific talk.