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…

What’s Mappenin’?

Devin’s Geospatial Map The Issue Our predictions about climate change and how it is going to occur into the future are very uncertain. This is largely due to the fact that we don’t know how carbon storage on land is going to change, and so we don’t know how much carbon is going to be…

A Match Made in Heaven

Plant-for-the-Planet and the Crowther Lab Felix Finkbeiner, founder of Plant-for-the-Planet visited Zurich last week to meet the team here and see the lab. Although this was the first time some of us had met Felix, this was not the case for Tom who has collaborated with him in the past. They recently spoke to Nature,…

Tom’s ‘Top Tips’ for… Academic Success

By Thomas Crowther The academic world can be a stressful environment with pressures from all around. With this in mind, Tom has constructed an informal and mini guide with his ‘Top Tips’ to achieving academic success. While these tips may not work for everyone, it might be useful to others out there who are battling…