Hui is a PhD student jointly supervised by UQ/CSIRO/INRA. She completed her bachelor of economics in China, her master of statistics & econometrics in France, and is now doing her PhD of applied math on ecology at UQ. Her research is at the crossroad of applied math, conservation science and economics, investigating the optimal ecosystem management through the lens of biodiversity and ecosystem services. She’s interested in ecological modelling, such as stochastic dynamic programming, decision theory and network theory. Her work is focused on answering questions like: what is the species protection priority under limited budget? What kind of strategy we need to adopt to have long run maximum biodiversity/ecosystem services benefit? Would different modelling approaches reach the same conclusion? A first step of her work is to apply optimization tools and examine the trade-offs and synergies between different conservation target.