Rachel A Taylor
I research ecological and epidemiological systems using mathematical modelling techniques to understand their dynamics, potential control strategies and spread of disease. I am particularly interested in systems of conservation or management concern. I have a strong background in many different ecological systems but my current research focuses on the spread of citrus greening within Florida. This is a vector-borne disease that is devastating the citrus industry and requires novel techniques to be used in order to combat the economic burden it is placing on the industry. I use mathematical models to investigate different intervention strategies including cost-benefit analysis.
I also research into vector-borne models more generally, specifically on the temperature dependency of vector traits and how that influences the spread of disease, and geographical location of disease.