Pentlands Book Festival 2016 21-27 November
Events in Juniper green, Colinton and Currie
Professor Andy White“How Red is your Squirrel?”
Al Borgo, Juniper GreenTuesday 21st November at 7.30pm
After last year’s “How Round is your Pizza?”we turn to things ecological …
Andy White is Professor of Maths who specialises in mathematical modelling. This after-supper talk will discuss the history of the red squirrel's fight for survival – from its sole dominance in the UK in the 19th century, to its exclusion by the dreaded grey squirrel.His early work modelling the “Impacts of climate change on natural vegetation” formed part of the UK Government’s contribution to the Kyoto, Buenos Aires and Bonn Climate Conventions. This presentation will de-mystify the modelling of complex ecological systems, explain the plight of the red squirrel and possibly allow you to taste the subject of Andy’s study.