EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Description of organisation
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well-known for its excellent education, groundbreaking fundamental research and for transferring its research results into practice. It offers researchers an inspiring working environment and its students a comprehensive education. Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has some 18,000 students from over 100 different countries, 3,800 of whom are doctoral students.
About 500 professors teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, and management and social sciences.
The ETH team hosted the LANDMARK Roundtable 4 past November 2016.
Description of the unit participating in LANDMARK
The Sustainable Agroecosystems Group at ETH-Zurich is part of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences. The research focuses on the feedbacks between agroecosystem management options (e.g., tillage, cover cropping, green manuring, etc.), global change (e.g., climate and land use change), and biogeochemical cycling. More specifically, we study the complex interactions
between plants, soil, soil biota, and the carbon and nitrogen cycles in agroecosystems. The general approach is to integrate field sampling, laboratory analyses, and mathematical modeling to investigate whole system dynamics under current and future environmental conditions.