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Dr Eva Plaganyi-Lloyd

Senior Principal Research Scientist

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Dr Éva Plagányi leads research on the development of models to support the sustainable management of marine systems. She maintains an international reputation in stock assessment modelling, ecosystem modelling and management strategy evaluation (MSE).

Her research interests centre on the biological modelling of marine and other renewable biological resources, and on the application of quantitative approaches to addressing general ecological questions. Her research is strongly inter-disciplinary, with extensive cross-over between Applied Mathematics and Ecology. She has 15 years experience in the field of quantitative fisheries stock assessment, where her work focuses on developing an ecosystem approach to fisheries that ensures the sustainability and welfare of the entire ecosystem impacted by fishing activities.

Current Roles

  • TS rock lobst fish

  • Ecosystem Modelling
    MICE (Models of Intermediate Complexity for Ecosystem assessments)

  • Est Allow catch NPF

  • International project
    GULLS Global learning for local solutions: Reducing vulnerability of marine-dependent coastal communities

  • Great Barrier Reef research and co-ordination
    Modelling corals and crown and thorns starfish to support management

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    PhD (Applied Mathematics)

Professional Experiences

  • Feb 2009-current

    Principal research scientist, CSIRO

  • Jan 2006-Jan 2009

    Senior lecturer, Dept. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town

  • Jan 1996-Dec 2005

    Research Officer, Dept. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town

Achievements and Awards

  • 1996

    S.A. Association for the Advancement of Science S2A3 Bronze Medal

  • Jan 2006-Dec 2010

    South African National Research Foundation Presidents Award

Other highlights

  • 2009-2013

    Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force

  • 2009-2017

    Honorary Research Associate - University of Cape Town

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014

    Editorial Board - Ecological Applications

  • 2014

    Editorial Board - Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

  • 2016-present

    O&A Diversity & Inclusion committee member