In collaboration with vast networks of ecologists around the world, Thomas Crowther works to address the global threats of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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Thomas Crowther is a scientist specializing in global ecosystem ecology and tenure-track professor at ETH Zürich, where he formed the Crowther Lab. His work aims to generate a holistic understanding of global ecological systems in order to inform and address the global crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

Crowther sits on the steering committee of the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative and the scientific advisory board of (the trillion trees platform launched by the World Economic Forum) among advising other initiatives in support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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Imagining: Notes from Session 2 of Countdown Summit

October 13, 2021

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter There’s a lot of information on what we’re doing wrong when it comes to climate, and what the world would look like if we keep up the damage. But there’s very little information on what life could look like if we all did […]

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Breakthroughs: Notes from Session 4 of the Countdown Global Launch

October 10, 2020

Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at The world around us is mainly made of two things: nature and the materials that we extract from it. To fight climate change, we need to protect and regenerate nature […]

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