This is how trees could help solve the climate crisis
Most strategies for tackling climate change focus on reducing future emissions. Reforestation could help deal with the hundreds of gigatonnes of carbon already in the atmosphere.
Thomas Crowther is a professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zurich, one of the world’s leading universities for Earth and Environmental sciences, where he is the head of the Crowther Lab and leads a multidisciplinary team of 25 researchers. In his lab, the team pairs satellite imagery with the world’s largest set of ground-sourced data containing more than 30 million measurements of individual trees and 120,000 measurements of soil communities. This creates a holistic view of forest ecosystems and their capacity to store carbon, which is necessary to understand and address climate change at a global scale.