Scott Carver is a Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Tasmania. He is also Chair of the Wildlife Disease Association Australasia and State Representative for the Australian Society for Parasitology. His research interests are focused on wildlife disease ecology and epidemiology, and wildlife disease control using a combination of field research, laboratory studies and modelling. A major focus of his current research is sarcoptic mange in wombats, where he seeks to understand disease impacts and how to enhance management of this invasive parasite to Australia. Scott’s research has also covered a number of other areas including the mosquito-borne disease Ross River virus, the impact of chytridiomycosis on amphibians, and the transmission of hantaviruses and feline viruses.