Ziyan Zhang became a member of a joint program between Ocean University of China (OUC) and University of Tasmania (UTAS) in 2015. After finishing the basic academic courses of mathematics, physics and chemistry in OUC, she is now doing further research at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). She intends to apply her knowledge about mathematics, physics and chemistry to marine biogeochemistry to attain a better understanding of the major drivers of primary productivity in a large and poorly observed ocean province. She aims to analyze the exist mooring data to find out the physical drivers of biological variability in the low-productivity Indian Ocean gyre, which would benefit us in predicting the primary productivity and also the fisheries.