A Week of Meetings – Jean-François Part 2

By Jean-François Bastin Recently, Jean-François recently spent a week at the  European Conference on Tropical Ecology in Paris. Here’s the second instalment his trip.  What happened next Jean-Francois? After the 1st presentation I went back to my slides and worked on the presentation I was presenting the day after in a session I co-chaired with Dr….

A Week of Meetings – Jean-François

By Jean-François Bastin Jean-François recently spent a week at the  European Conference on Tropical Ecology, where he not only presented and chaired a session, but also represented the Crowther Lab while doing so. We received a lot of updates throughout his time, but here is his account. I took the train from Zurich HB to…

Tom’s Top Tips for…Writing a Paper

By Thomas Crowther Writing papers is arguably the biggest stumbling blocks for academics. Many brilliant people never make it in academia because they were unable to effectively communicate their message in papers. The best academics are not necessarily the best scientists, but they are the ones who can deliver their message clearly. Here are a…

Conferences, Casinos and Crowther Lab Bonding

Monaco is finally over. It has been the trip we have all been waiting for and it exceeded expectations. With the Lab numbers increasing rapidly, we accepted that there would be a few bumps along the way. However, not only did the trip run smoothly from start to finish (thanks to our new office ‘Mom’…

A Trillion Trees ? PlantAhead

 PlantAhead Conference – 9th March 2018 The long awaited PlantAhead conference is only two days away! The whole Crowther Lab will be driving to Monaco to attend and educate ourselves further on their mission. Here is a short blog about what they have done, what they intend to do and what you could do to…

The Open Data Landscape

While Open Data is not a new concept in science as a whole, it is a relatively untapped commodity within ecology. Accessible data is necessary throughout all stages of research in order to discover and publish new findings. However, the main output of research has until now been published papers. Antica Culina is a Postdoctoral…

Get to know Tom ahead of his Inaugural Speech

It’s one week until Tom’s Inaugural Speech on February 20, 2018! He will be talking about what makes the Crowther Lab unique, the work of the incredible scientists working together in the lab, and the impact we hope to have on combatting the issues around the climate. While we want as many people as possible…

What makes the Crowther Lab unique?

What makes our lab unique? We are (we hope) a lab with a bit of a twist. Here are some reasons why: Rather than focussing on one academic field, we are Earth Scientists, Remote Sensing Experts, Community Ecologists, Ecosystem Ecologists, Earth System Modelers, Programmers, Physiologists, Mathematicians, Molecular biologists, Physicists and Biochemists. Most labs in the world…

One…two…tree!

Ahead of their conference in March 2018, Plant-for-the-Planet wanted to find out some of our favourite facts about trees. It’s not a secret that at the Crowther Lab we’re pretty big fans of trees, that’s why it was difficult to choose just ten. Still, here are our top ten tacts about trees: Trees influence both…