Countdown, TED’s climate action initiative founded in partnership with Leaders’ Quest, launched three years ago with a focus on accelerating solutions to climate change. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world — a world that’s safer, cleaner and fairer […]Continue reading
Colin Averill studies the forest microbiome and how soil biodiversity relates to tree growth rate and carbon capture.
Why you should listenColin Averill is a senior scientist at ETH Zurich’s Crowther Lab, where he and his team study the forest microbiome. He focuses on the ecology of mycorrhizal fungi, which form a symbiosis with the roots of most plants on Earth. He's also the founder of Funga, a startup harnessing forest fungal networks to address the climate crisis, and a cofounder of the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN).
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