Drew Purves

Drew Purves is is a permanent research scientist in the Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group, a part of the Computational Science Lab at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He studied ecology at Cambridge University, did a PhD in ecological modelling at the University of York, and spent nearly six years as a postdoc in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Princeton University (working under Prof. Stephen Pacala), before joining MSR Cambridge in 2007. His research, which focuses on the dynamics of populations and communities of plants, especially forests, has led to around 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Science, PNAS, Proc Roy Soc B, Global Change Biology, Ecology, Ecological Monographs, and Ecology Letters.