Welcome to the Crowther Lab

The Crowther Lab – Based in ETH Zurich


📌 Crowther Lab News – Esri User Conference 2018


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Everyone at Crowther Lab waited with baited breath for Tom to come on stage. He is undoubtedly a very accomplished public speaker, but standing up in front of 18,000 people is a whole new ball game. As soon as he started speaking however, Tom was calm, coherent and comfortable as he proudly represented the Crowther Lab. This is undoubtedly from all the help he received from everyone at Esri, which he is so grateful for.

If you missed the talk, follow this link here.

 We need a fundamental understanding of global-scale ecology in order to understand and address climate change.

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 Who are we?

The Crowther Lab is a research group based at ETH Zürich.  We are a collection of researchers, scientists and technical staff with a range of expertise from microbiology to digital marketing,  all working with one thing in mind – the climate. We study the ecological processes that influence the climate to help us predict and combat anthropogenic climate change. There will be a media team working alongside the scientists with the aim of publishing their findings as well as promoting climate change research as a whole, on easily accessible public forums. This will help encourage more conversations on the environment and climate change as a whole.

Our mission?

We are not just focussed on one academic field. We are:

  • Earth Scientists
  • Remote Sensing Experts
  • Community Ecologists
  • Ecosystem Ecologists
  • Earth System Modelers
  • Programmers
  • Physiologists
  • Mathematicians
  • Molecular biologists
  • Physicists
  • Biochemists

Most labs in the world focus on one of each of these. Our interdisciplinarity allows us to identify the most important questions and to come at questions from different angles. We aim to understand how natural ecosystems regulate the carbon cycle. This is necessary for us to predict climate change, and design strategies to fight against it.