Welcome to the Crowther Lab

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


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.