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Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Dr Éva Plagányi leads research at CSIRO on the development of models to support the sustainable management of marine systems.

She is responsible for methods to reliably and effectively manage marine natural resources, as well as to progress towards an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, including MICE (Models of Intermediate Complexity for Ecosystem assessment).

Her research involves stock assessment modelling, ecosystem modelling, management strategy evaluation (MSE) and climate change impacts and adaptations.

She is an Australian Women in STEM superstar.

Her research is strongly inter-disciplinary, with extensive cross-over between Applied Mathematics and Ecology.


  • 2009–2019
    Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2006–2008
    Senior lecturer, University of Cape Town


  • 2004 
    University of Cape Town, PhD