View from the office of Dr Matthias Becher at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada


BEEHAVE model creator, Dr Matthias Becher has just started a prestigious six month Jerrold E. Marsden Fellowship at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada.

Matthias was invited by Prof Hermann Eberl (University of Guelph), the Thematic program on Emerging Challenges in Mathematical Biology. Prof Eberl organises the Thematic Semester with Mark Lewis (University of Alberta) and Frithjof Lutscher (University of Ottawa) .

This is a great opportunity for me to meet scientists with a mathematical rather than a biological background and discuss the advantages and challenges of the different approaches to model bees and pollination” – Matthias Becher

Usually based at the interdisciplinary Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter, this Fellowships offers Matthias a change of scenery (snow instead of fields), new challenges (-25˚C) and the opportunity to collaborate with other top scientists to explore new ideas in Mathematical Biology.

Dr Matthias Becher prepared for Canadian weather