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What’s the Potential of a Trillion Trees?

What’s the Potential of a Trillion Trees?

When the journal Science published our paper on the global tree restoration potential in 2019, it grabbed headlines. We found that outside of urban and agricultural areas, there’s 0.9 billion hectar...

AI for the environment

AI for the environment

Kenza Amara is a Master's student at ETH Zurich and is passionate about applying artificial intelligence to solve the big global problems of our time - such as climate change. By: Kenza Amara, master'...

Why I Still Have Hope about Climate Change and Biodiversity

Why I Still Have Hope about Climate Change and Biodiversity

Simeon Max is our Environmental Impact Officer. Currently Simeon is working to get Restor, a new platform for ecosystem restoration, ready for its launch this year. By: Simeon Max, Environmental Impac...

Good News in a Bad Year

Good News in a Bad Year

Congrats! We’ve nearly made it to the end of a particularly challenging and exhausting year. For many, bad news – about a pandemic, political unrests, huge wildfires and as always, climate change ...

Restoring the Forest Microbiome

Restoring the Forest Microbiome

Colin's research focus is ecosystem ecology. He is especially interested and an expert in soil microbiomes and fungi! By: Colin Averill, Postdoc and Ambizione Research Fellow at Crowther Lab We are wi...

Covid-19 and the environment: causes and consequences

Covid-19 and the environment: causes and consequences

By Crowther Lab In recent months, we’ve been asked many questions about Covid-19 and the environment. This Q&A is a brief review of what experts are saying – from science to policy.  Several ...

The Power of Maps

The Power of Maps

Our remote-sensing expert Devin speaks about his fascination with maps(-making) and the power they have in shaping and changing our worldviews.

The Speaker from ETH Zurich has the Floor – Crowther Lab goes to the G20

The Speaker from ETH Zurich has the Floor – Crowther Lab goes to the G20

Justin recounts his experience at the G20 climate working group meetings and highlights the importance of science engaging with policymakers

Paper in a Day, or how to make the most of our interdisciplinary team

Paper in a Day, or how to make the most of our interdisciplinary team

Nina reflects upon the benefits of interdisciplinary teamwork and writing up her first paper on mapping soil nitrogen.