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Keine Trendwende beim CO2-Ausstoss

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Eine neue Studie in Nature Geoscience zum Global Carbon Project, das alle Daten zum CO2-Kreislauf zusammenfasst, zeigt: Die CO2-Emissionen wachsen aktuell immer noch um rund 2.5 Prozent pro Jahr. Damit laufe uns die Zeit für ein griffiges Klimaabkommen immer mehr davon, sagt Reto Knutti im Zukunftsblog (Nature Geoscience, Tages-Anzeiger, St. Galler Tagblatt Online, 20 Minuten Online).

 

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Who we are

We are convinced that the sustainable development of a livable world for future generations is one of the core tasks of our society. With our expertise and commitment, our goal is to provide a significant contribution towards solving this task.

Mission  Institutes and groups  People in D-USYS

Our research

We study the processes and interactions of different environmental systems on various scales, from the molecular scale to global environmental, production and supply systems. The approach of our research is systems-oriented and interdisciplinary.

Agro-ecosystems and world food system  Atmosphere and climate  Biogeochemistry and pollutant dynamics  Ecology, evolution and health  Human and environment  Soil and landuse

 

What we teach

In our two study programmes, we teach the scientific foundation to analyse complex sound environmental and food systems. Based on a scientific understanding of the problem, students learn to analyse problems and develop solutions to quantitatively evaluate and implement them.

Agricultural science  Environmental sciences  Doctoral studies  Didactic education


Upcoming events & latest news

   

Understanding soil organic matter for sustainable management of soils - Soil Science Seminar

Datum, Zeit: Mon 3. Nov 2014, 16:15
Ort: ETH Zurich, main campus CHN C 14
Veranstaltungsart: Talk

The role of ocean terminating glaciers and ice sheets in a changing climate

Datum, Zeit: Mon 3. Nov 2014, 16:15
Ort: CAB G 11
Veranstaltungsart: Colloquium

Panel Discussion: Science in policy on the use of systemic pesticides

Datum, Zeit: Mon 3. Nov 2014, 17:15 - 18:30
Ort: ETH Zurich, main campus LFW C 1
Veranstaltungsart: Panel discussion

 

No-till farming only beneficial in dry regions

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Scientists took a closer look at a much-discussed agricultural method, conservation agriculture, and examined its productivity. In a large-scale overview study, they paint a different picture of this less tillage intense farming method: high yields can only be achieved with the method in dry regions. [22.10.2014]

The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic

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Researchers in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich have calculated new benchmark figures to precisely describe the Ebola epidemic in West Africa from a mathematical perspective. Their results may help health authorities to contain the epidemic. [08.10.2014]

Withdrawal from the evolutionary race

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In some HIV sufferers, the immune system does not fight off the immune deficiency virus. Instead, the body tolerates the pathogen. A research team including Roland Regoes has now determined how strongly patients differ in their tolerance and upon which factors it depends. [16.09.2014]

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