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Werkstattgespräch: Lehr-Jahr in Afrika

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Heute erforscht er das Wetter und gibt sein Wissen mit Leidenschaft weiter. Doch beginnen tut diese Geschichte viel früher: mit einem Lehr-Jahr in Afrika etwa. Unterwegs mit Heini Wernli, Professor für Atmosphärendynamik, im neuen Werkstattgespräch.

 

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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.

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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


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No quick fix for global warming

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A debate has broken out between politicians and scientists as to whether atmospheric warming can be delayed by reducing short-lived climate forcing agents. An international research team has now confirmed that a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is the only long-term remedy for global warming. [04.11.2014]

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]

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