Studies in Ecology, Cambridge University; PhD in Ecological Modelling, University of York, UK. Formerly, nearly six years postdoctoral research, EEB Department, Princeton University. Since 2007, with Microsoft Research: currently, Head, Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group, Cambridge, UK; involved in developing predictive models of ecological systems, by inventing and applying new models and new scientific software tools. Since 2008, Affiliate Lecturer, Cambridge University. Treasurer, British Ecological Society. Author of over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Science, PNAS, Proc Roy SocB, Global Change Biology and Ecology.