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Hitzesommer 2015: Gefragte Expertise des IAC

ost - 14 Aug 15
Die einen genossen den heissen Sommer, die anderen machten sich Sorgen über den Klimawandel. Mitarbeitende des IAC waren deshalb besonders gefragt als Experten bei den Medien. Eine Übersicht: Erich Fischer (1, 2), Reto Knutti (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Sven Kotlarski (1, 2), Christoph Schär (1), Sonia Seneviratne (1), Stephan Pfahl und Heini Wernli (1, 2).




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 and News

Biodiversity in dynamic landscapes: from land masses to climate changes

Datum, Zeit: Mo 12. Okt 2015, 17:15
Ort: ETH Zürich, Zentrum HG F 30
Referent\in: Prof. Dr. Loïc Pellissier , ETH Zürich
Fachbereich: Umweltwissenschaften, Ökologie
Veranstaltungsart: Einführungsvorlesung

Phosphorus in action – the role of soil microorganisms

Datum, Zeit: Di 1. Dez 2015, 17:15
Ort: ETH Zürich, Zentrum LFW C 5
Referent\in: PD Dr. Else K. Bünemann-König , ETH Zürich
Fachbereich: Umweltwissenschaften, Ökologie
Veranstaltungsart: Antrittsvorlesung

Der gefrorene Ozean

Datum, Zeit: Mo 7. Dez 2015, 10:15 - 11:30
Ort: WSL, Birmensdorf WSL, Englersaal Zürcherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf
Referent\in: Prof. Dr. Peter Lemke , Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven
Stephanie von Neuhoff , Freie Autorin im Bereich Meeres- und Polarforschung
Fachbereich: Umweltwissenschaften, Ökologie
Veranstaltungsart: Ringvorlesung


Making Europe sweat


Stable high-pressure systems can lead to summer heatwaves – such as the one Europe is currently experiencing. The phenomenon is caused by the blocking of low pressure areas. ETH meteorologists are now shedding new light on the formation of blocking patterns. [21.07.2015]

Science on your plate


ETH Zurich researchers enlightened guests about the food value chain and the science behind what was served on their plates during the opening ceremony of Zurich week in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 last Monday. [02.07.2015]

Tried, trusted – and up to date


In their fourth semester, students on the ETH Bachelor in Environmental Sciences course discover the joys of integrated practicals – a cornerstone of the programme ever since the Department of Environmental Systems Science was founded. [26.06.2015]

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