Thomas Crowther

Thomas Crowther

Professor of Ecology

ETH Zürich


Ecologist Thomas Crowther underscores the vital role of nature conservation and restoration in combating biodiversity loss and climate change. Through collective action and informed stewardship, Crowther inspires hope for a sustainable future where nature thrives alongside humanity.

Tom is a professor of ecology at ETH Zürich and former co-chair of the advisory board for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. At ETH Zürich, he started Crowther Lab, an interdisciplinary group of scientists exploring the role of biodiversity in regulating the Earth's climate. Crowther is the founder of Restor, an online platform that provides connectivity, and transparency to hundreds of thousands of conservation and restoration projects around the world. He also founded SEED, a biodiversity monitoring tool to help measure the health of nature across the globe. He was selected in the final cohort for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, and was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for his work to promote nature.