Interviews with scientists – Drew Purves on computer modelling, ecology and climate change


In this 5-minute video interview, Dr Drew Purves, Head of the Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, discusses how his research can help us predict the effects of climate change on natural ecosystems, and develop strategies to address it.

This video introduces the concept of mathematical modelling in biology, and explains its uses in a clear and relevant context.

The accompanying notes include a teachers’ summary, plus student questions and answers.

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