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 1t.org (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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Countdown Global Launch

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 ted.com/countdown. 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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