Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN’s viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the biodiversity of Earth’s ecosystems.
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In collaboration with vast networks of ecologists around the world, Thomas Crowther works to address the global threats of biodiversity loss and climate change.
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.