Thomas Crowther

Professor of Global Systems Ecology, ETH Zurich

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.

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