We will work in the context of a larger mathematical modelling project on predicting the impact of a deliberate release of Cyprinid Herpes Virus 3 (CyHV-3) in Australia as a biocontrol agent of invasive common carp (Cyprinus carpio). The rapid development of host resistance is a prime concern that has the potential to render CyHV-3 ineffective in the long term and would allow carp populations to recover from any initial mortality events caused by the virus. We will contribute to mathematical modelling that seeks to predict the time-scale over which host resistance is likely to develop.
Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Mathematics at RMIT University, Stephanie is a motivated, engaged and driven student. Having already completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine from the University of Melbourne, she is intrigued by the connection between real world ecological problems and mathematical models. Her interest in problem-solving can also be seen in her enjoyment for board games and puzzles.